Architects | Concrete Pavements

Exterior paving creates the first impression of any project. Now your clients can afford exterior concrete paving in their next project with PNA’s engineered systems and designs.

Unsightly mid-panel cracking in exterior paving can dramatically affect a project’s lifecycle by triggering long-term repair, maintenance and equipment costs. PNA’s tapered plate dowel systems maximize the constructability of your design and optimize your project costs. Mitigate project risk by achieving premium aesthetics at an affordable cost for exterior concrete paving.

Recommended Project Types

  • Commercial/retail projects – parking lots and loading docks
  • Intermodal facilities
  • Manufacturing facilities – exterior paving
  • Warehouse/distribution facilities

Design Benefits

  • Smooth ride measured in load transfer efficiency.
  • Simple design optimizes materials making concrete paving affordable.
  • Ease of construction allows simple installation by many contractor types.
  • Manage joints to minimize mid-panel cracking, improve fatigue resistance and improve wearing surface; lowering repair and maintenance costs.

Where to Specify PNA Systems In Your Next Project:

Formed construction and contraction joints in concrete flatwork.

The Diamond Dowel® System and PD3 Basket® Assembly are included in the Strategic Reinforcement Design.
  • Increase slab load capacity.
  • Provide joint performance under dynamic loads.
  • Minimize random cracks and joint edge spalling.
  • Maximize consistent and efficient constructability.
  • Deliver joint stability per industry guides of less than .01 inch of differential deflection.
  • Ensure joint activation and free horizontal movement to reduce restraint.
  • Permit dowel placement six inches from the joint intersection where curling stresses are highest.

Edge protection for high-traffic areas, freezer buildings and floor designs where the construction joints are expected to open more than 1/8 inch.

Armor-Edge® Joint Assembly - armored joints to deliver spall-free construction joints for minimal long-term slab and lift truck maintenance cost.
  • Complete joint edge protection for the life of the pavement.
  • Provide smooth surface transitions.
  • Allow joint activation without restraint and cracking.

Gradual, uniform and controlled curing environments for durable slab surfaces.

HydraCure™ Moisture Cure Covers - wet curing covers to improve slab appearance and abrasion resistance.
  • Control environment with optimal hydration and drying rates.
  • Reduce concrete permeability.
  • Compatible with surface treatments.
  • Diminish cracking, crazing, scaling, dusting and pop-outs.
  • Result in residue and stain-free pavements.
Engineered to meet exacting tolerances and yield proven performance in concrete flatwork, PNA systems ensure long-term joint stability for exterior paving applications.