Pop-outs and Pick-outs

Pop-outs and pick-outs are characterized by the loss of individual stones from both asphalt and concrete surfaces. Stone loss of this sort most often occurs in aged pavements which have become brittle and/or in cases where individual stones are not compatible with the mix material.

The appearance of pop-outs and pick-outs can foretell the future development of raveling.

Pavemetrics® Laser Crack Measurement System (LCMS®-2) automatically detects individual pop-outs and pick-outs and reports the area, bounding box and perimeter for each along with an image of the pavement showing locations high-lighted in red.


PP68; Can collect images of pavement surfaces


D5340; Can be used for airport condition index surveys
D6433; Can be used for Roads and parking lot pavement condition index surveys


Distress Indentification Manual for the Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (Pop-outs)

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