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We recently were asked a question about NMAS mixes and rutting. We reached out to a guest for an “Asphalt Man” answer. Here is the question and the answer
Question: Should we be concerned about rutting using thin overlays and smaller sized aggregates?
Answer: The best information on rutting of thin overlays or mixes with smaller aggregate size comes from the NCAT test track. The following are excerpts from NCAT Report 13-05, THIN HMA OVERLAYS FOR PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND LOW VOLUME ASPHALT ROADS. (Click here to see the entire answer)

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Director of Training and Member Services since April 2005. Co-chair of the LabCAT Technical Committee. As well as LabCAT Certification Levels A-E, I and S. A Colorado and Denver native, and have more than 38 years of experience in the Geotechnical Engineering Industry. I am also the CAPA Web Administrator and Author.
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