15 March 2001
DEFINITIONS OF REPAIR OPTIONS
2.1. Overlay. Application of asphalt concrete over the existing surface to correct surface
deficiencies and/or increase the load-carrying capacity of the pavement.
2.2.1. Shallow. A stable, compact leveling course is placed in depressions to level the surface.
2.2.2. Partial-depth. Deteriorated area of the pavement is removed and replaced.
2.2.3. Full-depth. Deteriorated area of the pavement, base course,and subgrade is removed and
replaced. The subgrade should be recompacted.
2.3. Reconstruction. Complete replacement of the pavement, base course, and subgrade.
2.4. Recycle. Reworking a pavement structure or its component material to improve the
performance and correct noted deficiencies.
2.5. Rejuvenator. Application of material which chemically reacts with the asphalt surface to
restore the properties lost due to weathering.
2.6. Seal Cracks. Routing, or use of heat lance, to remove debris from cracks before sealing.
2.7. Surface Seal. Application of bituminous spray, such as a fog seal.
(Note: Due to possible foreign object damage (FOD) problems, the MAJCOM engineer must be
consulted prior to using a surface seal or rejuvenators as repair options.)