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2018 Trending Towards Huge Growth for Construction Industry

2018 Trending Towards Huge Growth for Construction Industry
Alison Premo Black, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) presented a webinar on what the construction industry has seen in the first half of 2018 and what to expect as the year rolls on.

According to the webinar, total […]

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Dry Process Asphalt Project Successful Using Crumb Rubber

Another successful project on 1-39 in Beloit, WI laying a rubberized asphalt surface with the dry process asphalt application method with chemically engineered crumb rubber.

Barrington, Illinois-based Asphalt Plus, LLC pre­pared and supplied the Asphalt+ rubberized asphalt project which was put down during night paving with an outside temperature of 41 degrees.

To prepare the Asphalt+ […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Dry Process Asphalt Project Successful Using Crumb Rubber

5 Issues Facing The Asphalt Industry

5 Issues Facing The Asphalt Industry
Four asphalt industry experts discussed the drivers and limitations that are facing our industry at the National Asphalt Pavement Association annual meeting in San Diego, February 12th.

The discussion focused on the five key areas where the industry is facing challenges and opportunities. 
1. Labor

 There is a shortage of skilled workers in […]

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U.S. Infrastructure Gets a D+ Rating

D+ Grade For U.S. Infrastructure
This year in Las Vegas, the aggregate and construction industries gathered for the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Associations annual convention to evaluate the U.S. infrastructure. (See the graphic to the right)

There were sixteen different categories that were graded in the report.(A few listed below.)

The railways earned a B, […]

By |February 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on U.S. Infrastructure Gets a D+ Rating

World’s 10 Most Dangerous Roads

Video Credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdoAFK3FD1Y
Asphalt Plus  Improving Durability of Roads.
Click links below to view Asphalt Plus Engineered Crumb Rubber Technology improving roads:

Trial One

Trial Two

Trial Three

The Rubber helps with:

Rutting resistance
Cracking resistance
Long road life cycle
Skid resistance
Durability in roads
Reduces sound
Serves as a way to recycle tires
Reduces cost
Less road maintenance

For more technical […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on World’s 10 Most Dangerous Roads

Paving Asphalt: 5 Common Mistakes

5 Common Mistakes In Asphalt Paving
Paving asphalt is a tricky job that is driven on precision and the right mix designs. Having a strong understanding and a well educated crew will help you eliminate some mistakes but mistakes are something that can tend to be unavoidable. The best thing is to learn from mistakes, constantly […]

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Things To Consider If You Pave In The Cold

Too Cold To Pave?

With all the factors that go into laying a quality asphalt, the outside temperature is one of the more important. With the colder the weather, the less time you will have to compact the mix since it will cool more quickly. If you have to pave in the cold months, there are […]

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US Drivers Still Setting Records

Since June, miles driven by US drivers increased 1.2% compared to this time last year. Also, since last year the amount of miles traveled increase by 1.6% up to 1.58 trillion miles so far this year.

In June motorists logged 280.9 billion miles on US roads and highways.

The record driving volumes were welcome news for […]

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Since 2003 Highway Construction Costs Went Up 68%

In the last 13 years, key highway components like asphalt, concrete and metal went up at 107%, 61% and 45% respectively with financial support but cannot keep up with our nations growing transportation needs. construction costs

The FHWA released its latest National Highway Construction Cost Index, a quarterly estimate of the rising cost of highway […]

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Tips and Tricks to Stay Cool on the Job Site

Working on a job site during the summer can be a huge toll on your body. With the sun beating down on you all day and the temperature up in the 90’s, staying cool can seem impossible. Below are different tips and tricks to beat the heat!

STAY HYDRATED

Keeping yourself hydrated is the […]

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