Tag: concrete

Concrete is a composite material composed of aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement which hardens over time. Most use of the term “concrete” refers to Portland cement concrete or to concretes made with other hydraulic cements. However, technically road pavement is also a type of concrete, “asphaltic concrete”, where the cement material is bitumen.

Achieving Optimum Traction With Specific Tires and Tracks

Achieving Optimum Traction With Specific Tires and Tracks

Tires are wonderful things. They solved transportation and mobility issues for a lot of people throughout history, from wheel-mounted siege weapons to horse-drawn carriages to wheelchairs to cars to construction equipment. However, throughout history, people have been dealing with the shortcomings of tire technology.

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Reader Profile: Sean Payne

Reader Profile: Sean Payne

Payne Construction Services in Strafford, NH, dates to the late 1950s when Kenneth Payne jacked up cottages along the Massachusetts and New Hampshire coastline. His son Brian Payne officially started the family-owned and operated business in 1974, expanding services beyond coastal jacking to include bridge jacking, commercial lifting, raising and

Project Profile: A Penetrating Look

Project Profile: A Penetrating Look

In the spring of 2017, southern Quebec, Canada, had unprecedented rainfalls and widespread flooding. Rivers in the Montreal area burst their banks and submerged communities. In one community, a local pedestrian pier was completely submerged under 3 feet of water for two weeks.

Project Profile: Nine-Story Challenge

Project Profile: Nine-Story Challenge

One of Omaha’s oldest buildings was demolished this summer near the site of the new Salvation Army Renaissance Village. A small army of skid-steer loaders worked floor by floor to demolish a nine-story structure, while a team of excavator and loader operators managed debris at ground level—sometimes as close as

Breaking Habits

Breaking Habits

Picture this: You’re getting a lot ready for the construction of a new 10-story hotel when suddenly your crawler hits stone.

Or perhaps your underwater excavator hits an old bed of concrete. Or maybe, just as you think you’re ready to move on to the next step of a job, you

The Tracks of My Tires

The Tracks of My Tires

Tires are wonderful things. They solved transportation and mobility issues for a lot of people throughout history, from wheel-mounted siege weapons to horse-drawn carriages to wheelchairs to cars to construction equipment. However, throughout history, people have been dealing with the shortcomings of tire technology.

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