pavement grooving

pavement grooving

The mechanical serration of a pavement surface to provide paths for water and slush to promote improved aircraft mechanical braking effectiveness and reduce the possibility of aquaplaning.
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Pavement grooving - transverse, primarily to drain water away quickly; longitudinal, primarily to give better traction on curves.