INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Typical ranges of pavement for Fire Stations

Typical ranges of pavement for Fire Stations

(OP)
I have recently been asked to design pavement sections for the parking lots and driveways of several fire stations in the southeast Michigan area. We will be performing soil borings at the sites so I can determine the existing subgrade soil properties. The problem is that no traffic information has been provided so determining ESAL's will be difficult. In my research, I have not run across any projects that design for asphalt pavement. Is asphalt ever used in such cases? I am looking for advice from someone with more experience in this area.

RE: Typical ranges of pavement for Fire Stations

Using ashpalt in areas where the axle wieght is high and the loads are channalized, is not a good idea as rutting will quickly occur.  That is why concrete is generally used in locations such as fire houses.

I would use the local standard for a residential street for the driveway and something between 4 and 6 inches for the parking area.  Provide good drainage in the base layer and a joint spacing of not more than the thickness of the pavement in feet and you should be in good shape.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close