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I am working on a educational project. Its a building in

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Hi, I am working on a educational project. Its a building in shopping plaza. I have planned to suggest a flex pavement. Base and subbase and HMA on top. however, I want to have a different pavement where we will put the dumpster. I have decided to have the same base and sub base but instead of HMA put a reinforced concrete slab. Is it ok to do that. thanks for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Homework
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Or I have to design a rigid pavement, if I want to put a reinforcement concrete slab.
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

That would be fine. Most cities have Standard Details that show concrete pads around dumpster enclosures, due to the heavy weight of the Trash Trucks

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

What city and state are you near? I should be able to get you a real life detail.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I live in California and Sacramento county, Elk grove City.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After doing my calculations, I calculated
HMA 0.30 ft
AB 0.30 ft
AS 1.55 ft
Should I put the concrete slab of the same thickness as HMA. If not, how thick the concrete slab. thanks
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

See the link below to Sacramento County street standards:

Look at Section 4-7 starting on sheet 4-16

This gives general pavement Structural Sections for your area.

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you have any questions

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Our R= 5 and TI= 7
I used this example to calculate flex pavement.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What I figured is
71/2 inches ( Asphalt concrete)
3 inches (AC) on 10 inches AB.
Does above sound about right?, thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will have
AB 0.30 ft
AS 1.55 ft
SO, the dumpster pavement will be 0.53 ft higher than the rest of the pavement that I have already designed. ( having HMA on the top layer).
Do you think it sounds ok. Thanks
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

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