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Video Conference

Basic Full Depth and Partial Depth Concrete Pavement Repair Methods (Replay)

  • Apr 24, 2014 (1:30 - 4:30 pm CT; 12:30 - 3:30 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


This presentation is a replay of the February 4, 2014 session where technical communication issues were experienced during the second part of the presentation. The instructor will be adding additional slides on the joint sealing research and will present that material first. The replay of the material from February 4th will be presented during the second half of the session so those who attended the February 4th presentation can depart after the new material has been presented.

Preventive maintenance is as important for rigid pavements as it is for flexible pavements. The primary types of concrete repair include full-depth and partial depth repair. Concepts for these repairs are constantly evolving in the areas of materials selection, repair preparation, placement, curing and opening to traffic.

This 3.0 hour presentation will focus heavily on the latest techniques for concrete pavement full and partial depth. It will also touch on diamond grinding. The topics are applicable to state, urban, or county concrete pavement situations.

Attendees will learn the following:

  • Update on PCC joint sealing research
  • Full depth repair candidates and techniques
  • Partial depth repair candidates and techniques
  • Milling equipment necessary to perform partial depth repairs
  • Full and partial depth repair mixes, types and considerations
  • Full and partial depth repair maturity concepts - opening to traffic considerations
  • Partial depth repair candidates – when the repair should go to full depth repair
  • Concrete repair and diamond grinding examples


Daniel P. Frentress, P.E., International Grooving and Grinding Association, holds a Professional Engineer’s license in the states of Iowa and Minnesota. Since October of 2002, Dan has managed his own consulting business specializing in concrete training for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and promotion of Diamond Grinding and concrete repair for the International Grooving and Grinding Association. With over 25 years of experience in the design and repair of concrete pavements Dan is considered a concrete pavement preservation specialist. He is a registered engineer with the States of Iowa and Minnesota. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.

Target Audience

Concrete pavement repair design and construction staff; general roadway maintenance staff and supervisors; road superintendents and public works staff who are in charge of roads and streets.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050