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David Fricke

David Fricke
Sales Manager - Bridge & Highway Products
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How to Measure Expansion Joints

Posted by David Fricke on Apr 21, 2022 1:07:09 PM

What are Expansion Joints

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Expansion Joints, Bridge Preparation, Bridge Deck Preparation

Case Study: Royston 10A 65 Membrane in Germantown Rd in Chattanooga, TN

Posted by David Fricke on Dec 20, 2021 2:04:20 PM

Installing Waterproof Sheet Membranes

Waterproofing sheet membranes are specified and installed on a variety of structures: above and below-grade…

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Topics: Rubberized Asphalt Membranes, Bridge Preparation, Case Study, Membrane Surface Preparation, Bridge membrane

Benefits of Polymer Mix Modifiers to Asphalt

Posted by David Fricke on Sep 8, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The use of polymer modified asphalt is commonly accepted by numerous Departments of Transportation, Bridge, and Highway Authorities in the United States.…

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Topics: Asphalt Additive Mix, Asphalt Mix Temperature, Rutting & Shoving, Asphalt Concrete

Membrane Surface Preparation

Posted by David Fricke on Apr 20, 2021 2:05:30 PM

Surface preparation is the critical first step in the installation of a bridge deck waterproofing system. The substrate can be steel, concrete, aged…

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Topics: Royston, Rubberized Asphalt Membranes, Membrane Surface Preparation

How to Resolve the Issue of Slippage in asphalt pavements

Posted by David Fricke on Aug 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Slippage of asphalt pavements is a significant repair and resolution cost to highway departments the world over. The following article addresses the…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Bridge Preparation, Bridge Deck Preparation, Tac Coat, Wearing Course Slippage

Expansion Joints & Wastewater/Water Treatment Plants

Posted by David Fricke on May 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A common focus in wastewater treatment facilities is the maintenance and protection of the tanks in these plants. The service lives of both steel and…

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Topics: Expansion Joints, Wastewater Treatment Sludge, Water Treatment, Concrete Expansion Joints

Public-Private Partnerships Benefit Roads & Bridges

Posted by David Fricke on Jun 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Many municipalities and other government agencies are turning to the use of partnerships with private companies to maintain or build roads and bridges. …

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Public-Private Partnership

Elements of a Job Mix Formula

Posted by David Fricke on Mar 4, 2019 8:43:00 AM

One of the critical elements in a successful paving project is the asphalt mix design. Another term for mix design is the “job mix formula” or “JMF”. The…

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Topics: Rosphalt, Asphalt Mix Temperature, Job Mix Formula

How Rosphalt Products Helped The Tappan Zee Bridge Construction

Posted by David Fricke on Jan 10, 2018 1:07:58 PM


When completed in 2018, the new twin span Tappan Zee (re-named the Governor Mario M. Cuomo) Bridge will have cost $3.9 billion dollars. The Bridge will…

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Using Thermoplastic Polymers In Asphalt Mix For Bridge Decks

Posted by David Fricke on Nov 15, 2017 11:13:45 AM

Asphalt has been used on bridge decks for over 100 years with the intent of providing an effective road surface area for traffic and limited…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Thermoplastic, Rosphalt

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