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Pavement Inspection Methods

With pavement you have many ways to manage assets from tracking attribute data, historical information, entering inspections, and controlling maintenance. Cartegraph has two ways to inspect Pavement, Cartegraph’s Standard inspections or for asphalt and concrete roads—Pavement Condition Index (PCI) inspections.

PCI is a numerical indicator that rates the surface condition of pavement. The PCI provides a measure of the present condition of the pavement based on the distress observed on the surface of the pavement, which also indicates the structural integrity and surface operational condition. It provides an objective and rational basis for determining maintenance and repair needs and priorities. Continuous monitoring of the PCI is used to establish the rate of pavement deterioration, which permits early identification of major rehabilitation needs. The PCI provides feedback on pavement performance for validation or improvement of current pavement design and maintenance procedures.

NOTE: An enterprise license is required for PCI inspections.

The calculations provided in the startup data are not Cartegraph specific.  The data is pulled from:

  • ASTM D-6433-11 (American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • ASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials)       
  • FHWA (Federal Highway Administration)
  • USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers).

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