Middle Tennessee Hospital
Pavement Failure

The Project

The project includes a new hospital and associated asphaltic concrete paving.

The Site

A previously undeveloped site in Middle Tennessee near the bottom of a moderate slopes above the valley floor.

The Problem

The pavement experienced rutting, alligator cracking, and general failure during the later stages of construction prior to being placed into service.

The Cause

Site grading during the construction included cuts of about 10 to 20 feet. These cuts extended below the stabilized water table, and seepage from the cut slope entered the pavement subgrade.

The Resolution

A negotiated settlement was reached between the owner and the general contractor which included the installation of a french drain system and reconstruction of large portions of the failed pavement.

The Client

Hospital Corporation of America
Nashville , Tennessee


For additional information concerning this case,
you may contact:

P. O. Box 130
Nicholasville , Kentucky 40340-0130


Copyright 2004 Richard Cheeks