Crack & Seat

Crack and Seat is a cost-effective process used prior to pavement resurfacing that reduces the occurrence of reflection cracks in the overlay. Reflection cracks can occur over time in the asphalt layer that is paved over concrete panels. These cracks occur from movement in the joints between the concrete panels.

The process of Crack and Seat involves cracking the concrete slabs to reduce their size and make the rigid panels more flexible, before seating them to reestablish support.
Equipment is used to break the slabs into approximately 18"-24" segments.
A roller is used to seat the cracked slabs to ensure that all pieces are 
in contact with the subbase prior to asphalt paving.
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Henry Gertje, P.E.
Construction Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-6826