Fricks Pallet Company

Ft. Worth, TX - March 2017

Project Description

The TCP (Thin Concrete Pavement ) system was successfully utilized for this heavy truck-traffic pavement project in Ft. Worth, TX. Essentially, the method reduces pavement thicknesses by shrinking the individual pavement panel sizes and thereby reducing the potential axle load on any single panel. The ultimate benefits of shorter panels include reduced curling and lower costs for these considerably thinner pavements. This first U.S. application of TCP involved over 100,000 sq. ft. of 4 in. thin pavement for the Fricks Pallet Company. For added residual strength and toughness, the 4,000 psi concrete mix also contained FORTA-FERRO®. The concrete contractor, The Fricks Company, anticipates a rapid growth and use of the fiber-reinforced TCP regimen in the U.S., and plans to use this project site as a viable reference example of this unique yet logical pavement system. For TCP design-build guidance for up-coming pavement projects, visit www.fricksco.com.

Update

After 1 year of service, a walk-over of the 4” TCP pavement was performed and there was no visible cracking or deterioration of the joints. 

Key Points:

  • Superior Finish
  • Extreme Durability
  • Impact Resistant

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