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Spalling (Smfdrs)

Definition
Cracking, breaking, or chipping of concrete pavement edges within 0.6 m (2 ft.) of a joint. Also, the chipping or splintering of a localized area of Portland cement concrete and generally caused by expansion. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Rock fracture (Smfdr)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Rock jointing (Smfdrj)