Continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP) are applied in Belgium for more than 50 years. In 1950, the first Belgian experience with CRCP was achieved in Leuze-en-Hainaut. The technique was really introduced after a site visit in America, where the fi rst CRCP was installed in 1938. In the seventies, over 18 million m² of CRCP was placed in Belgium, mainly on primary roads. The idea of CRCP is to eliminate joints as much as possible, since dilatation joints are often the main cause for premature deterioration of the pavement.