Hi, do you do plate bearing tests for existing roads? For example, I have an existing flexible pavement which will be demolished to install a new rigid pavement, so the client is asking to cut the existing pavement to do the test there. However, there is turf area just next to the shoulders and I would prefer to do the test at the turf area rather than underneath the existing pavement. Larger "k" values may be expected at the existing pavement since has already received traffic. Do you have similar experience? Is my assumption correct?
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