Tag: asphalt

Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. Until the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek asphaltos, which in turn was borrowed from an Eastern word.

Stormwater Pipe Inspection and Repair

Stormwater Pipe Inspection and Repair

A recent California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) stormwater pipe repair project his company executed in California symbolizes two issues faced nationwide in drainage pipe and repair, points out Scott Odell of Michels Pipe Services.

Zero to 100 in 60 Seconds Flat

Zero to 100 in 60 Seconds Flat

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. (March 22, 2017) — Little Wonder, an industry leader in debris management, grounds maintenance and asphalt and paving site preparation equipment, features the self-propelled BedShaper®, cutting time and labor in spring bed preparation. It cuts crisp, clean edges — and even “S” curves — as fast as 100

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

Pipe Inspection and Repair

Pipe Inspection and Repair

A recent California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) stormwater pipe repair project his company executed in California symbolizes two issues faced nationwide in drainage pipe and repair, points out Scott Odell of Michels Pipe Services.

CASE Announces Tier 4 Final Double Drum Vibratory Asphalt Rollers

CASE Announces Tier 4 Final Double Drum Vibratory Asphalt Rollers

CASE Construction Equipment introduces two new double drum asphalt rollers—the DV209D and DV210D. The new vibratory asphalt rollers deliver 100 percent tractive effort and reliable compaction performance due to a balanced drum design and a variety of standard features, including automatic vibration control, crab steering, an oscillating articulated roller joint

Reader Profile: Mike Anderzack

Reader Profile: Mike Anderzack

Like so many successful business enterprises, the story of Mike Anderzack’s success began in his garage. It was from there in 1992 that Anderzack began running an operation taking on the small commercial and industrial construction projects unwanted by the larger contracting companies. In the beginning, Anderzack and seven employees were

Project Profile: The Long, Long Highway

Project Profile: The Long, Long Highway

One would expect that an incredibly long highway that connects Mexico and Canada would have tons of songs, myths, and stories written about it. But not so. The lore of US Route 62 or US Highway 62 (US 62) probably does exist in family stories and communities along the way,

Carrying the Load

Carrying the Load

From compact wheel dumpers to heavy-duty dump trucks, grading and excavation contractors have choices to move earth in vehicles that feature more efficiencies and innovations than ever before. Bell Trucks America’s B60E is powered by the OM473 577 horsepower Mercedes engine, with a rated payload of 121,254 pounds and a load capacity of 45.8 cubic yards.

A Necessary Support System

A Necessary Support System

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

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