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You Have Puddles, How Can We Fix Them?

Hazardous and visually unappealing, puddles are quite the inconvenience. If you’re noticing puddles forming on your property’s pavement, consider contacting Bituminous Roadways for high-quality repair services.

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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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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 Takes to Be an Asphalt Laborer

Finding a job that fits your work style is difficult but important. While some people prefer to work independently in an office setting, others thrive in positions requiring more movement and human interaction. If you’re the type of person who prefers a physically active job, consider joining a dependable asphalt paving company.

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CHASE Program

The Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) program began in 2003 as a partnership between the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MN OSHA) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota. The program is designed to recognize AGC member contractors for their safety programs and performance. Bituminous Roadways (BR) was the third overall construction company to join the CHASE program in 2004. Just this year, BR became the first ever “Asphalt Contractor” to achieve CHASE Level 3 status.

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What’s Underneath My Asphalt? And Why is it Important?

“Winter is coming!” The famous words from the Stark family on Game of Thrones, serve as a warning to always be prepared for what is coming. When it comes to asphalt pavements, annual or bi-annual assessments of your pavement assets are a good way to be prepared for future maintenance and/or rehabilitation.

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Safety Tips For Passing Through a Construction Zone

Chances are, if you are in the Twin Cities metro area in the summertime, you will see a Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) truck, or employee performing work on a street or parking lot. Most people are attentive and follow traffic signage and speed restrictions while driving through work zones. Not to mention, there are heavy fines associated with not doing so. However, there is also a danger when walking through or near a construction site. The average person may not be aware of these dangers.

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