Geotechnical Engineering | Pavements
Pavement construction can be a significant cost for many projects. If the pavement is not designed correctly, it may require extensive repair or rehabilitation that can result in ongoing maintenance 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. Our engineers are also familiar with airport pavement design and construction following FAA guidelines.
Pavement structural sections are recommended based on the resistance, known as R-value or California Bearing Ratio (CBR), of the subgrade 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.
Our team is experienced in evaluating various pavement rehabilitation methods such as mill and overlay, full-depth reclamation, full-depth removal and replacement and subgrade Improvement with lime or cement treatment, and reinforcement with geogrid. We evaluate all the options to select the most appropriate based on performance and cost.