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What Happens to my Asphalt Project When It Rains?

Believe it or not, the BR superintendents, foreman, and operations manager are constantly looking at the weather. If the forecast calls for a partly cloudy day, the asphalt jobs goes on as scheduled. However, when there is rain in the forecast, BR goes into a “weather watching” mode. We are watching the radar trying to anticipate when the rain may start and if we can get some work done during the day or not.

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Project Profile: Hennepin County Mill and Overlay

A significant part of the asphalt contracting business comes from work awarded through public bids. Many times, this is a school project, government project or perhaps a state funded roadway project. The bids are typically sealed, and the lowest bidder is awarded the project. When a county roadway project is awarded, in some cases, the project is managed by personnel from the public works department.

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You Have Puddles, How Can We Fix Them?

Whether your property has a parking lot, street access or a pathway, dealing with recurring puddles in the springtime and after a rainstorm can be an inconvenience. Not only is puddling an eyesore, but puddles can also increase safety hazards for anyone driving around the property.

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The Difference Between a Pothole and a Patch

Now that it’s spring and potholes in your pavement are obvious, it is time to correct them. However, the manner of how they are repaired makes a difference. At Bituminous Roadways, our team receives calls from many customers asking to have potholes repaired, but just filling the hole in with hot mix asphalt may not always be the best solution. Realistically, there are three options for pothole repair: pothole patching, mill patching, and dig-out patching. Here is a detailed explanation of each option.

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Crack Sealing: The Why, When, and How

Asphalt crack sealing is an important step to take for the maintenance of your asphalt surface, because it helps to prevent larger maintenance projects down the road. Even the smallest cracks can easily turn into larger cracks, craters, and dangerous potholes. Done properly and frequently, asphalt crack sealing can easily extend the life of your asphalt.

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What it Takes to Be a Driver for an Asphalt Company

Since we opened for business in 1946, our family-owned and operated company has become the industry leader and company of choice for the maintenance and construction of asphalt surfaces. While some people thrive in an office setting, others do better in a hands-on environment that requires constant human interaction and physical labor. At Bituminous Roadways (BR), we offer positions of both kinds. We want you to find the career that’s right for you and will get you to where you want to go.

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Foreman Positions at Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

Take on a role of leadership at Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) by applying to one of our open foreman positions. We are currently hiring for several foreman jobs, including Paving Foreman, Milling Foreman and Patch Crew Foreman. If you’re interested in playing a vital role in our expanding and hardworking team, this just may be the job opportunity for you.

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What It’s Like to Be a GPS Technician at Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

At Bituminous Roadways, we work hard to produce high-quality results for our customers. Every time our crew members work together to Estimate a project, manage a job site and install asphalt, they have the opportunity to impact lives through their work.

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Why Quality Equipment is Critical to Asphalt Paving

Quality is a core value at Bituminous Roadways Inc. (BR), and it’s a value that extends to more than just our projects. Purchasing quality equipment and keeping the equipment – our largest capital investment – up and running every day is a critical component of our business. If our equipment isn’t consistently in operating order, our asphalt paving jobs will be delayed, causing frustration from both customers and staff alike.

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What it Means to be an Operator at Bituminous Roadways, Inc

At Bituminous Roadways Inc, we provide the opportunity to join our team through a number of operator positions. Operators are extremely important members of our company, as they are responsible for the function and operation of several machines and pieces of equipment. Prior to applying, you should take the time to understand the requirements and expectations that come with this role.

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