What is the significance of bleeding in bituminous pavement?

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Bleeding occurs in bituminous pavement when a film of asphalt binder appears on road surface. Insufficient air void is a cause of bleeding in which there is insufficient room for asphalt to expand in hot weather and it forces its way to expand to pavement surface. Too much asphalt binder in bituminous material is also a common cause of bleeding. Bleeding is an irreversible process (the bleeded asphalt on pavement surface would not withdraw in winter) so that the amount of asphalt binder on pavement surface increases with time.


This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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