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Test Post – Repairing Cracks in Your Asphalt Driveway

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asphalt crack fillerWondering how to fix cracks in your asphalt driveway? Driveway cracks are commonly caused by cycles of aging, a settling subbase and/or freezing and thawing. Untreated cracks will lead to moisture entry and eventual erosion of underlying subbase under your concrete or asphalt.

The best way to avoid these cracks is to be proactive and take action before they extend and worsen. Some of the tools necessary to fix asphalt driveways are available at your local hardware store. So, purchase the right crack filler and tools for your driveway and follow these instructions for the best results.

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A Common Language for Pavement Preservation

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Which Approach to Pavement Preservation Do You Take?

blog01In order to have efficient conversation regarding pavement preservation, it’s probably best that we get on the same page in regard to the types of maintenance being undertaken. Regardless of how little or well-prepared any agency is, they probably take part in each of the three types of pavement preservation related to managing the assets that are your roads.

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What Are Your State’s Roads Costing You?

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Whether it’s replacing blown tires or readjusting vehicle alignment, the cost of just maintaining a healthy operating vehicle can be exhausting. But what you may have not realized is that the condition of the roads you are driving on could be adding to that cost. In fact, according to The Washington Post, the average urban driver spends $515 a year on car repairs as a direct result of poor road maintenance.  (more…)

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Pavement Repair in Wet Conditions: A Case Study

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UPM®, Permanent Pavement Repair Material
Demonstrating UPM® in High Volume traffic and Heavy Loads.
Install Conditions: Wet Below 40º
Pavement Conditions: Poor
Installation Date: February 15, 2012
Time Elapsed: 4 Months
Location: Stromsburg, NE, 6th & Washington
Heavy farming equipment with light industrial

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Country Road Pothole Repair Case Study

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UPM®, Permanent Pavement Repair Material
Demonstrating UPM® in High Volume traffic.
Install Conditions: Wet Above 40ºF
Pavement Conditions: County Road
Installation Date: February 2012
Time Elapsed: 2 Months
Location: City of Stanton, KY, Peter Trace Road

UPM was used to repair several potholes in an area where the county has made MULTIPLE re-repairs. These repairs were made without removing the water prior to product application.

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Shallow Pavement Repair Case Study

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UPM®, Permanent Pavement Repair Material
Demonstrating UPM® for NH DOT District 2
Install Conditions: Dry Above 40ºF
Pavement Conditions: Shallow Repair
Installation Date: June 14, 2010
Time Elapsed: 19 Months
Location: Rumney, NH, Route 25 (Eastbound Lane)

UPM® is produced with ¼” Aggregate making it ideally suited for scabs or areas where the top coarse has delaminated.

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Asphalt Parking Lot Crack Repair Case Study

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Kold Flo®, Modified Asphalt Emulsion Crack Filler
Demonstrating Kold Flo® in at a Municipal garage.
Install Conditions: Dry Above 40ºF
Pavement Conditions: Asphalt parking lot with linear ¼” cracks and alligatored areas
Installation Date: April 26, 2012
Location: Menifee County, KY, County Park

Repairs were made to a busy entrance for Menifee County Park. Open to traffic in 25 minute with zero tracking.

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Brick Road Repair Case Study

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Demonstrating UPM® permanent pavement repair material in High Volume traffic on an industrial road.
Install Conditions: Wet Above 40ºF
Pavement Conditions: Brick road, repair filled with water
Installation Date: October 15, 2011
Time Elapsed: 3 Months
Location: Winchester, KY, Industrial Road

This repair was immediately opened to truck and passenger vehicle traffic and endures constant high traffic daily. The rain water was not removed from the repair area.

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