Chase Corporation Bridge & Highway

Bridge Deck Preparation

Posted by Ben Shterengarts on Apr 6, 2020 1:15:14 PM

A thin Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay is commonly used to protect existing and new bridge deck structures. The addition of polymer-modified additives to…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Bridge Deck Preparation, Tac Coat

Rutting & Shoving: Why is This a Problem for Bridge Decks and Roadways

Posted by Graham Wilson on Feb 20, 2020 2:02:38 PM

Pavement distress manifests in various ways.  We have all encountered potholes while driving.   That sudden, sometimes unexpected bump is experienced…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Rosphalt, Rutting & Shoving

Planning & Surface Preparation of Expansion Joints on Bridges

Posted by Brock Peterson on Sep 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When using concrete as a building material, there are some very important things to consider. As the seasons and weather change, the structure will…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, 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…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Public-Private Partnership

The Ultimate Guide to Understand Expansion Joints Types

Posted by Randall Turner on Apr 8, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Expansion joints are primarily designed to facilitate the movement in structures caused by temperature induced expansion and contraction.  They also…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Expansion Joints, CEVA Systems

The Importance of Temperature Monitoring in Asphalt Paving

Posted by Brock Peterson on Dec 17, 2018 12:30:00 PM

It is well known in the asphalt-paving industry that the correct temperature of a finished asphalt mixture is vital to achieving a high-quality,…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Rosphalt, Asphalt Additive Mix, Asphalt Mix Temperature

The Importance of Expansion Joints on Concrete Bridge Decks

Posted by Brock Peterson on Jun 12, 2018 9:43:24 AM

Expansion joints are vital to the life of a bridge itself and must be correctly installed and maintained in order to function properly. The two major…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Expansion Joints

Drum vs. Batch Plant: Learn the Differences That Will Make Your Asphalt Mix Just Right

Posted by Brock Peterson on May 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Often, preparing an asphalt mixture is compared to baking a cake. A contractor needs to make sure he/she has an accurate recipe and proper ingredients…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Asphalt Additive Mix

How A Properly Applied Tack Coat Can Extend The Life Of Your Project

Posted by Brock Peterson on Mar 23, 2018 11:10:00 AM

Tack Coat: The Bond That Promotes Optimal Performance

 A vital but often overlooked part of an asphalt pavement is the bond strength between the layers…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Rosphalt, Tack Coat

Waterproofing Membranes: Protecting Vital Components of the Nation’s Bridges

Posted by Brock Peterson on Feb 5, 2018 11:30:00 AM

When looking at our nation’s infrastructure, it is not difficult to see there are many bridges in desperate need of rehabilitation. According to the…

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Topics: Bridge and Highway, Royston, Infraestructure