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Reflection cracking (Smfdpbr)

Definition
Cracking that appears in a resurface or overlay caused by movement at joints or cracks in underlying base or surface. Also, cracking that develops in the asphalt wearing course that reflects a crack pattern in the underlying concrete deck. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Cracking of asphalt concrete pavements (Smfdpb)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Alligator cracking (Smfdpbb)
Block cracking (Smfdpbe)