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Research & Performance

Evaluation of the Cape Seal Process as a Pavement Rehabilitation Alternative
Prepared By: Mansour Solaimanian and Thomas W. Kennedy

A 1-year research project was sponsored by TxDOT and conducted by University of Texas at Austin researchers to evaluate the Cape seal process as a pavement rehabilitation technique.  During the course of this research project, most of the Cape seal projects that have been constructed within the state were visited as part of the evaluation.  Projects documented during the visits included both successes and failures.

Effectiveness of Cape Seal Pavement Preservation Technique in Northern Nevada
Prepared By: Peter E. Sebaaly, Elie Y. Hajj, Dean Weitzel, and Greg Belancio

This report presents the results of a research study funded by SOLARIS University Transportation Center. The research evaluated the long-term performance of cape seals with micro surfacing and slurry seal in the Truckee Meadows and Incline Village areas of Northern Nevada.

Use of Surface Treatments to Extend Pavement Life: A Case Study on US 301, Sussex County, Virginia
Prepared By: Harikrishnan Nair, Ph.D., P.E.; D. Stephen Lane' Kevin K. McGhee, P.E.

VDOT study evaluating the performance of preventive maintenance treatment alternatives to hot mix overlay show a FiberMat and microsurfacing cape seal performed well with very little reflective cracking.