This manual is intended to assist local officials in understanding and rating the surface condition of asphalt pavement. It describes types of defects and provides a simple system to visually rate pavement condition. The rating procedure can be used as condition data for the Wisconsin DOT local road inventory and as part of a computerized pavement management system like PASERWARE.
The PASER system described here and in other T.I.C. publications is based in part on a roadway management system originally developed by Phil Scherer, transportation planner, Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
Copyright 2002, revised 2013
How to achieve proper compaction
Seal coat or chip seal
Chip seal construction procedures and consideration
Summary of seal coat procedure
Other asphalt surface treatments
What is pavement fatigue?
Effects of wheel loads
Number of axles
Number of tires
Main uses of asphalts
Properties and specifications for aggregates and asphalts
Assuring quality with specifications
Asphalt pavement recycling