Concrete Repair Maintenance

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Case Studies September 15, 2017
More than 100 years after initial construction, a textile plant in the Southeast serving the booming automotive industry discovered it needed to rehabilitate portions of the structure supporting the main manufacturing floor. Years of exposure to the hot, humid manufacturing environment and...
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News August 21, 2017
On Aug. 18, 2017, the editorial staff of Roads & Bridges magazine visited the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Fla. The 21-mile project site is presently at the midpoint of its construction, and the scale was enormous. We brought our 360 camera along for the trip.
The northwestern portion of the Viaduct crosses the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Riverside Drive. The PVC shrink-wrap contains the blasting media and byproducts.

The northwestern portion of the Viaduct crosses the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Riverside Drive. The PVC shrink-wrap contains the blasting media and byproducts.

Article May 02, 2017
While “blast and paint” rolls off the tongue easily, providing access to the underside of the Elysian Viaduct Bridge for rehabilitation work is anything but easy.   In fact, as the original bridge construction project neared completion, the September-October 1961 issue of the Official Journal of...
DOTs pool resources to meet preservation aim
Article April 03, 2017
The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is leading the effort to develop the world’s largest concrete pavement preservation experiment.   This experiment, based upon the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) project on concrete pavements termed SPS-2, will extend the performance data...
Massive Indiana East-West toll road project
News April 11, 2016
Indiana’s East-West Toll Road is set to receive a $200 million makeover and work begins today. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, it is to be the largest project undertaken by the toll road since its original construction in 1954.   The project’s scale includes the...
crack sealing
News August 25, 2015
The new Magma for efficient crack sealing has a low loading height, faster heat-up and material recirculation for even heating and better visibility. Digital flow control for smooth, even material flow. New “no drip” ergonomic sealant wand. Fuel efficiency and fume control standard. Optional air...
Article January 08, 2009
The reconstruction of 2.5 miles of the Grand River Road between Whitmore Lake and Brighton with 9-in. of high-performance concrete pavement marked the first time in more years than anyone at the Livingston County Road Commission can remember that concrete was used on a major road project. Road...
Article December 02, 2008
There’s a popular saying in the Midwest about the seemingly small number of seasonal changes in this part of the country: “We have only two seasons: winter and road construction.” While this old joke still holds more than enough truth to remain funny, it is no laughing matter for drivers when it...
Article September 09, 2008
After the tragic collapse of the original bridge on Aug. 1, 2007, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) set a fast-tracked schedule for construction of a new I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis. The Flatiron-Manson Joint Venture with Figg Bridge Engineers, the selected design-build team,...
Article June 05, 2008
Minnesota and the world were shocked by the collapse of the steel truss I-35W bridge. The replacement structure requires stringent performance specs for the new concrete structure. Cemstone Products Co., an independent producer with 19 high-performance concrete bridge structures spanning the...
Article March 12, 2008
The last time Wildcat Construction Co. repaired the I-135 bridge in Wichita, Kan., more than 20 years ago, it took nearly two years, and lanes were closed or diverted both day and night. This past summer, the repair project took about two months, and daytime traffic flow was never diverted. The...
Article October 12, 2007
Transportation practitioners seeking to learn more about using hydraulic cement concrete (HCC) petrography now have access to an updated resource recently released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Petrographic Methods of Examining Hardened Concrete: A Petrographic Manual (Pub. No. FHWA...
Article March 12, 2007
For several years prior to 2005, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Metro Detroit Region had been searching for a viable project to perform its first thin concrete overlay. Since most MDOT Metro pavements were originally built with concrete, more than likely this would mean overlaying...
Article December 11, 2006
Affordability has a new name. It’s called whitetopping, and cities and counties around the state of Michigan are embracing it as an option to stretch their limited funds even further as they work to maintain their infrastructure. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently used...
Article May 09, 2005
High-performance concrete (HPC) technology from A to Z is the focus of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) new High-Performance Concrete Structural Designer’s Guide, one of the many HPC resources available from FHWA. This comprehensive guide was developed by FHWA’s HPC Technology Delivery...
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