Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Road Research

Research Topics

Orange barrels on a highway

Crack Sealing

Crack sealing is used for active cracks in asphalt pavements so that water is kept out of the pavements. Sealant installation is affected by a number of factors including: humidity, rout size, crack preparation method, heating time, sealant finishing and protection, and the temperature of air, sealant and pavement.

Active Research Crack Seal

  • Implementation of Best Performing Concrete Bridge Deck Crack Sealants MPR-9 (002)




Jerry Geib, jerry.geib@state.mn.us

Thomas Wood, thomas.wood@state.mn.us