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VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

Wayne Grayson - May 06, 2014

VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

A new concrete developed by a graduate student and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could greatly increase the lifespan of heavily traveled roads and bridges. Related: Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent The formula, known as Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC), was developed by ...

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Saw Seal Machine saws, cleans and seals multiple joints in new concrete

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 14, 2014

Saw Seal Machine saws, cleans and seals multiple joints in new concrete

Saw Seal has introduced its Saw Seal Machine, which saws, cleans and seals multiple joints simultaneously in new concrete pavement. Unveiled at World of Concrete last month, the machine features a blade-only contact method that controls cracking as the concrete cures. The ...

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Tough Fibers for Concrete

Contributed - Feb 03, 2014

Tough Fibers for Concrete

In earlier days, concrete pavements would employ steel wire mesh near the top of the layer to forestall inevitable hairline shrinkage cracks. While shrinkage cracks don’t compromise the load-carrying ability of a pavement, they are unsightly, especially when the wire ...

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Cool-Crete Technology Group to intro Cool-Crete concrete at World of Concrete

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 17, 2014

Cool-Crete Technology Group to intro Cool-Crete concrete at World of Concrete

Cool-Crete Technology Group LLC will introduce its new Cool-Crete concrete at World of Concrete next week. The company says the concrete eliminates the harmful effects of hydration, offers longer life and improves appearance by eliminating the need for expansion cuts. Cool-Crete -- ...

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No Strings Attached

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 08, 2014

No Strings Attached

How the use of stringless paving technology on the Utah I-15 Corridor Expansion Project saved time and money.   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   When placing concrete, staying within the determined lines is absolutely critical to achieving accurate pavement smoothness and thickness in the ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen's concrete/asphalt milling drum

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 26, 2013

25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen's concrete/asphalt milling drum

Wirtgen’s Hamm H251 VC combination concrete/asphalt milling drum with a vibrating roller – a.k.a. “crusher drum” – destroys material underfoot while on the move. Applications for the crusher drum include Applications for the crusher drum include breaking or pre-crushing rock, breaking ...

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WOC Crews That Rock contest to begin September 9

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 20, 2013

WOC Crews That Rock contest to begin September 9

World of Concrete (WOC) will begin accepting entries for its Crews That Rock (CTR) 2014 contest on September 9. Crews will have the chance to enter in one of two categories: Community Service/Not-For-Profit and Commercial/For-Profit. Projects must have been completed between ...

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Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent.

John Latta - Mar 13, 2013

Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent.

This is just plain cool. And potentially life-changing for a lot of people in desperate need. A British firm has developed a tent of a flexible canvas material which, when saturated before it is blown up or hosed down after it's ...

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Blasting concrete and bubble gum

John Latta - Feb 07, 2013

Blasting concrete and bubble gum

At World of Concrete and NLB showing its 6600 UHP Hydrodemolition System. With enough water pressure to chew through six inches of concrete (and leave the re-bar) or just work with damaged concrete surfaces to prepare for an overlay ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Nov 11, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Redeemed by Green Roads Back in the mid-’70s, my personal profile was a cursed brew of idealism, pragmatism and acts of sheer self-indulgence. My burden was especially heavy in matters of environment and ecology. I could see the need for clean air, ...

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We're moving towards more tolling

John Latta - Aug 04, 2010

Itr's possible that the (voting) public is begining to see what happens when there is too little money for highways and bridges. But the process moves like molasses in winter. Last week the Wall Street Journal picked up the movement in ...

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NRMCA adds night pour training to safety series

- Jun 15, 2010

As part of its "Summer of Safety" initiatives for national safety month in June, The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) launched a new safety series targeting night pour safety. Safety Series #18: Night Pour Safety for the Ready Mixed Concrete ...

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