The purpose of rubblization of concrete pavement prior to overlaying it is to produce a structurally sound base which prevents reflective cracking in the overlay by fracturing the concrete and then rolling it thereby obliterating the existing pavement distresses and eliminating future slab action. The MHB Badger Breaker® rubblizes up to 13 feet wide in a single pass.  

Antigo refers to “modified rubblization” to describe the process of rubblization with the intent of producing somewhat larger particle sizes that compensate for a weak subgrade/base. 

Discussion of "Full Rubblization" & "Modified Rubblization"


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Repair of the Surface of Concrete by Crushing Hammer (Rubblizing)

Article on rubblization in Poland from the technical journal DROGOWNICTWO (Highway Engineering).

- Content in Polish language.

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Antigo Construction Family of Companies Completed Square Yards by Type

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Coles County Memorial Airport, Mattoon, Illinois, Rubblization of Runway 11-29

Hanson Engineering and Howell Paving presentation on rubblization and asphalt overlay of an airport runway.

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Reports Rubblization

June 21, 2016

Improved design of overlay treatments to concrete pavements

The objective of this UK research was to develop improved design guidance for asphalt overlays to concrete pavements by providing techniques that will reduce the thickness of overlay while still minimizing the occurrence of reflective cracking. T...

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