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The Seal/No Seal Group was formed to respond to the age-old industry question about the value of sealing concrete pavement joints. Its mission is to develop a committed membership that takes responsibility for determining the long-term effectiveness of sealants in concrete pavements.

As cost pressures continue, there is increased interest in eliminating transverse joint sealants as a means of lowering the cost of concrete pavements. However, there is a lack of data in the industry to help guide owners about sealant effectiveness and the long-term impact of using or not using such sealants.

To learn more about the current research, click on the News & Resources tab. To join the effort, click on the About Us tab.

“Our role is to gather the necessary information to help owners make informed decisions that will ensure long-term effectiveness and best use of their concrete pavements.”   

Group Co-Chair Scott L. Eilken, owner of Quality Saw & Seal of Bridgeview, Ill.

 
Shown here is the hot pour sealing of the control joints on the test sections for a project in Joliet, Ill. The project involved sealing the transverse and longitudinal joints, including the curb joint, with hot pour sealant.
 

The Latest Findings…

Transverse Joint Distress and Mid-Slab Cracking Distress in PCC Pavements, A Petrographer’s Perspective (PDF)

 

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