TM 5-822-10/AFM 88-6, Chap. 6
the asphalt concrete is removed by ripping, it must be further broken down by crushing in place with a pulverizer or other
equipment or be carried to a crusher (fig 3-3). When this method is used, a significant amount of base repair will be
required. While the old pavement is being removed, consideration should be given to drainage of the area to prevent
unnecessary delays caused by rain. The exposed surface should be sloped to promote good drainage, and outlets or other
means should be provided to prevent the ponding of water.
Figure 3-2. Pavement ripper attached to bulldozer.
Figure 3-3. Old asphalt concrete pavement after crushing.