Concrete pavement is a rigid pavement structure, which distributes heavy axle loads over a large area by beam action. This means concrete pavements are less sensitive to the sub-grade support and do not require the thick road base/ sub-base layers like asphalt concrete pavements.
CRCP is constructed with steel reinforcing bars placed within the concrete along the entire length of the pavement. CRCP naturally forms tight transverse cracks that form and hold them closed. The transverse cracks do not impair the structural integrity of the pavement. The result is a continuous, smooth-riding surface capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads and the most adverse environmental conditions.