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In the Groove with Diamond Grooving and Grinding

In the Groove with Diamond Grooving and Grinding

Posted by Contributed on Jul 02, 2014

Diamond grooving and grinding are being used to restore rough or polished concrete pavements to ultrasmooth conditions and quell noise ...

Size Matters in Mix Grades and Aggregate Shapes

Size Matters in Mix Grades and Aggregate Shapes

Posted by Contributed on May 06, 2014

Whether it’s dense-graded, open-graded or gap-graded mix or stone-matrix asphalt, don’t forget their impact on compaction. Many contractors look to temperature ...

The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 07, 2014

As prices for asphalt cement (AC) and polymer have shot up dramatically, agencies and contractors are looking for ways to ...

Smooth Going

Smooth Going

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 02, 2013

How new technology is changing in the quest for smooth pavements Surveys consistently show that smoothness is the No. 1 criterion ...

To Prevent Failure,  Begin with Better Bases

To Prevent Failure, Begin with Better Bases

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 06, 2013

Fatigue cracking usually links to inadequate road foundations By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Fatigue cracking in bituminous pavements is experienced by the ...

Mix Optimization

Mix Optimization

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on May 06, 2013

A formula for greenbacks and green roads When it comes to mix-design optimization, two goals stand out: dollars to be saved ...

Perpetual Pavement an Inch at a Time

Perpetual Pavement an Inch at a Time

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 01, 2012

NATIONAL ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATION NAPA SPECIAL FEATURE   Perpetual pavement is a concept that was developed and has traditionally been marketed for high-volume ...

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