Concrete Overlays (White Topping)

“White topping has been in vogue both in Europe and USA for several decades and is now vigorously practiced in those countries. However, although the first concrete road has been built in India as far back as 1914, white topping as an engineering practice has to gain greater acceptance in our country. It has been empirically established beyond all doubts that the concrete roads have a long life of 30 years or more and do not develop ruts or potholes. They require only minimum maintenance such as, repair of edge spalls and minor cracks. Concrete roads are also not affected by floods and other vagaries of weather. They reduce fuel consumption of heavy commercial vehicles using them. This publication is essential for someone trying to understand cement concrete roads “