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Concrete News January 30, 2017
A two-year closure of I-75 between Detroit and Downriver will commence this coming weekend. The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $200 million construction project includes replacing all of the concrete on the I-75 Rouge River bridge, the largest concrete surface in the state.   MDOT...

New concrete deck placement on I-190 SB.

Bridges Article January 03, 2017
Just to the north of roaring Niagara Falls is the heavily traveled Lewiston-Queenston bridge connecting New York State to Ontario, Canada, over the mighty Niagara River.   The I-190 corridor that serves the bridge traverses a multitude of critical infrastructure, which supplies nearly 5 million New...
Concrete Article January 03, 2017
Pavements tend to deteriorate over time under repeated traffic loads and/or certain environmental conditions.   By detecting pavement distresses and damage early enough, it is possible for transportation agencies to develop more effective pavement maintenance and rehabilitation programs and thereby...
Concrete Products December 27, 2016
NLB Model 6600-2 Concrete Buster is a hydrodemolition and surface prep application option. Unit can be remote controlled for optimum operator safety. Capable of operating at water-jetting pressures of up to 40,000 psi at 12 gpm. Rear-mounted, 96-in. wide, hydraulically-powered SPINJET bucket...

PennDOT S.R. 50, Millers Run—Gold award winner for Overlays (Highways)

Concrete News December 20, 2016
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 27th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada.   The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement...
Concrete Article September 06, 2016
Once in a while, especially in cold-weather states, joints in concrete pavements have shown signs of deterioration relatively soon after pavement construction (five to 10 years).   The phenomenon, known as premature joint distress, usually presents as shadowing, microcracking and flaking. These...

Concrete placement by pumping.

Concrete Article September 06, 2016
Concrete bridge decks are susceptible to premature cracking and to corrosion of reinforcing steel.   Cracks in concrete can occur when a restrained mass of concrete changes volume, including drying shrinkage due to water loss. These types of shrinkage cracks can be counteracted with the use of...
Concrete Products July 07, 2016
Kestrel Weather Instruments launched their 5200 Professional Environmental Meter, which provides weather and building performance readings such as wind and air flow, temperature and humidity anywhere on-site. It also provides specialized readings for pouring concrete and commissioning HVAC systems...
Concrete Products June 24, 2016
CS Unitec’s Trelawny MHS11 concrete scabbler is a demolition tool for quick concrete removal. Eleven piston heads supply 24,200 total BPM and a cutting width of 10 in. Applications include laitance removal, keying concrete, bridge deck preparation for waterproofing and gentle, effective scabbling...
Asphalt 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...
Concrete Products February 18, 2016
TechCrete is a hot-applied repair mastic sealant that is aesthetically suitable in all concrete pavements. It is used in sealing wide cracks and joints, as well as repairing a large variety of pavement distresses. This flexible, highly adhesive material is ideal for repairing damage that winter...
Concrete Products February 04, 2016
Unique High Performance Fast Setting Mortar (HPFS) is a commercial-grade, rapid-setting repair material for patching concrete surfaces. The company’s concrete repair solution is versatile enough to be used on virtually any sound concrete surface. It offers excellent bond strength and a quick seal.
Concrete Article January 04, 2016
Historically, pavement engineers have strived to balance safety and driver comfort when designing long-lasting concrete pavements.   In recent years tire/pavement noise has become a hot-button issue for motorists and residents living near high-volume roadways alike. In the past this was a dilemma,...
Concrete Article January 04, 2016
The traveling public no longer has the time nor patience to suffer through prolonged and lengthy bridge replacement projects which disrupt traffic patterns for months and sometimes years at a time.    Avoiding such circumstances is exactly what the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) achieved...
Concrete Article January 04, 2016
Texas State Highway (SH) 71 serves as the primary access route leading to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).    It also is a major roadway for daily commuters from neighboring Bastrop County to the Austin metropolitan area and serves as one of two east/west high-capacity routes for...
Concrete Article January 04, 2016
RGG United Contractor Inc. (RGG) completed a major terminal gate repaving project at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport three months ahead of schedule, using reversible metal paving forms that were designed to accommodate different concrete depths.   The project was part of a $15.4 million...
Concrete Article January 04, 2016
Constructing, maintaining and reconstructing interstate highways can be accomplished in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.   Sustainability is an increasingly important element in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure because of limited dollars and natural resources.    ...
Asphalt News December 30, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected a preferred developer for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, which remains on track for construction to begin in summer 2016 as the largest-ever highway project in the state.   This is the first highway public-private partnership in...
Concrete News December 17, 2015
With the passage of a five-year federal transportation bill, cement manufacturers will see a rise in consumption according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA).   The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will provide more than $305 billion to maintain and improve the nation’s...
Concrete Products November 17, 2015
Use Rapid Set V/O Repair Mix for general horizontal concrete and spall repairs, including vertical and overhead applications.  It matches the color of typical portland cement concrete and includes corrosion inhibitor. V/O Repair Mix’s self-curing technology requires no wet curing in most...
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