RCC FAQs

  • Are sawed contraction joints needed for roller-compacted concrete pavements?

  • Do you need to cure roller-compacted concrete?

  • Does an asphalt surface contribute structurally to roller-compacted concrete (RCC)?

  • How does hot weather affect the construction of roller-compacted concrete pavements?

  • How soon can an RCC pavement be opened for traffic?

  • I know that roller-compacted concrete uses the same basic ingredients as conventional concrete – aggregates, water, and cement – but are they mixed together in the same proportions?

  • Is roller-compacted concrete durable in freeze-thaw environments?

  • What is the proper joint spacing for roller-compacted concrete pavements?

  • What is the solar reflectance of roller-compacted concrete?

  • What types of aggregates can be used to create a quality roller-compacted concrete mix for pavements?

  • Why is compaction of roller-compacted concrete so important?