Saturday, March 25, 2017


Pavement construction can be a significant cost for many projects. If the pavement is not designed correctly, it may require extensive maintenance or rehabilitation that can result in ongoing costs.

Converse’s engineering team is experienced in the design of asphalt concrete and Portland cement concrete pavement systems, as well as specialty systems such as pervious pavement and stone pavers.

Pavement structural sections are recommended based on the resistance, known as R-value, of the underlying soil and the intended traffic index, which describes the amount of load that the pavement must support. The engineer evaluates these factors and provides the recommended thickness and type of aggregate base and concrete. Depending on the site conditions and project requirements, several options may be feasible.