Abstract: Potholes on pavement is the most common type of pavement failure, many research on enhancement of pavements resistance to developing potholes is being conducted since decades, yet the problem has not been completely tackled. Potholes typically develop as a result of the natural wear and tear on paved surfaces, such as roads and parking lots, over time. The development of potholes is accelerated by various factors such as weather conditions, heavy traffic, and the quality of the pavement material and construction. IRC 116: 2014 is the Indian Road Congress (IRC) code that outlines the standards and specifications for the construction and maintenance of roads and highways in India. It covers all aspects of road design, construction, and maintenance, including the repair of potholes. Pavement can be protected from potholes by regular maintenance, avoiding heavy vehicles, adequate drainage and using good quality materials. However the problem of potholes is very regular on Indian roads and that is due to improper design, quality of materials, lack of maintenance and inadequate drainage.

Keywords: Potholes prevention and repair, New materials, Sustainability

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2023.10521

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