Performance evaluation of jointed plain concrete pavements with sealed and unsealed joints in North Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • Joint sealing in jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP) has been practiced throughout the world for many years as it improves the performance of concrete pavements. The infiltration of water is a common problem in concrete pavements and often increases distresses, such as faulting and pumping. For this reason, sealing the joints can help reduce water infiltration. Additionally, the infiltration of sand and small stones, aggregates, or debris into the joints can also be prevented, consequently reducing joint spalling in concrete pavements. However, it is also reported that joint sealing increases the initial cost of construction, especially if the joints need to be resealed, which leads to some additional costs. In this study, the pavement distress data was collected from the long-term pavement performance (LTPP) database for all the JPCPs sections in North Texas. The study illustrates the relative field performance in terms of spalling, faulting, roughness, and deflections of JPCP sections for both sealed and unsealed LTPP sections of North Texas.

published proceedings

  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Souliman, M. I., Tripathi, A., Walubita, L. F., & Isied, M. M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Souliman, Mena I||Tripathi, Ashish||Walubita, Lubinda F||Isied, Mayzan M

publication date

  • July 2019