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Pavement Design

Whether it’s Short or Long Term Projects, BR Will Be Your Pavement Partner: A Case Study

In 2016, BR submitted an asphalt paving bid for the Minnesota Vikings TCO Performance Center via an electronic request for proposal to Kraus-Anderson, the project’s general contractor. Once awarded the project, BR didn’t actually start installing asphalt until mid-year, 2017, nearly a year from the original bid date. Other subcontractors were on the docket first, to complete portions of the project prior to BR installing any asphalt.

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Becoming a Trusted Vendor is Our Mission: A Case Study

Since 1970, StuartCo has been a presence in the Twin Cities property management market, building their portfolio to nearly 30 properties. This includes apartment buildings, townhomes, student housing, as well as a senior housing unit with memory care, independent and assisted living options. Bituminous Roadways, Inc. has had the distinct pleasure of working with StuartCo, maintaining the asphalt pavements of many of these properties throughout the years.

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Why is Drainage Important for Asphalt Pavements?

Water is one of asphalt’s “natural enemies.” Puddles of water on an asphalt pavement will slowly break down the asphalt and cause a pothole to form. Water deteriorates asphalt by breaking the bonds between the asphalt binder and the rocks and sand. Asphalt binder is a by-product produced from crude oil during gasoline production, and water and oil don’t mix.

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What do spring load restrictions have to do with asphalt?

Since 1937, Minnesota has enforced spring load restrictions each year as temperatures begin to rise. These spring load restrictions are determined for each state, county and city road, and they restrict the weight of a single axle to less than 5-10 tons. This restriction will not affect any commuter vehicles, but it does have a big impact on commercial vehicles.

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Reflecting on the 2016 Asphalt Season

After reflecting on 2016, there is one word to describe it – challenging. This season proved to be one of the more difficult for scheduling asphalt paving, asphalt maintenance, concrete work, milling and grading. However, even though it was challenging, Bituminous Roadways pushed forward to produce quality work in a timely fashion for our customers.

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4 Tips for Winterizing Your Parking Lot

We are fast approaching the winter season – with leaves falling and the temperatures dropping, the time for getting your last minute parking lot repairs completed is NOW! Potholes and cracks are serious business, particularly once the snow and ice take over.

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Project Profile: Berkshire, Plymouth, MN

Bituminous Roadways, Inc. handles asphalt paving projects from small to large. For instance, a project could be as small as providing asphalt maintenance on a business’s driveway to reconstructing large parking lots for office complexes. In the case of Berkshire 16, BR’s project scope ranged from installing a new section of curb and gutter to paving a parking lot with more than 4,000 tons of asphalt.

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Bituminous Roadways, Inc. is Working Hard to get School Parking Lots “Back-To-School” Ready

As children are getting prepared for “back-to-school,” so is Bituminous Roadways (BR). During the summer months, BR crews have been working throughout the Twin Cities metro area on a number of school related pavement projects.

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4 Factors to Consider Before You Install a Parking Lot

Whether you manage an apartment complex, a retail unit, or a government building, you want your clients to access to your facilities with ease.

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