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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 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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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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3 Options for Rehabilitating Your Asphalt Pavement

A pavement’s life-cycle starts when it is first constructed, with the aggregate base correctly graded to the design thickness and the asphalt pavement properly installed. Over time, distresses slowly deteriorate the pavement until it becomes unusable or so deteriorated that routine maintenance would be ineffective. Pavement rehabilitation plays an integral role in a pavement’s life-cycle by extending the service life of the pavement. Bituminous Roadways, Inc. can help you restart the clock on your pavement investment.

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4 Types of Asphalt Maintenance to Consider for Your Parking Lot

Asphalt maintenance is crucial to maximizing the service life of your pavement. Routine maintenance slows the deterioration of your pavement by protecting it from its “Natural Enemies,” sun, air and water. Deciding which maintenance options are right for your parking lot, roadway, or athletic court or surface can be hard, but this guide will help give you some direction.

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4 Steps on How to get Started Developing a Pavement Management Program

Unfortunately, there is not a universal method for asphalt pavement management, and that is a good thing. Each and every pavement has unique needs and requirements. Therefore, you will need to determine what system will work best for you. A large part of pavement management is just staying organized and gathering the appropriate data to help you make well informed decisions about your pavement(s). Get started with your pavement management plan by following these four steps:

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Project Profile: Hennepin County

Building strong, trusting relationships is key to ensure all projects are completed on time and on budget all the while exceeding customers’ expectations. This concept is the foundation upon which Bituminous Roadways was built more than 70 years ago and it still rings true today. Our goal is to become a partner with our clients, to help educate them about the asphalt paving process and keep them informed from the start of the project all the way through to completion.

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What Does Sustainability and Asphalt Production Have in Common?

An action, option, or choice is sustainable when it can strike a balance between being environmentally friendly, having a minimal effect on the community, and being economically feasible. According to this definition of sustainability, asphalt pavements are the sustainable choice for constructing pavements, such as roadways, airport runways, trails, sport courts, and parking lots.

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Providing Customers with the Best Pavement Solutions: A Case Study

During the summer of 2017, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR), was contracted to reconstruct the parking lot for a busy fitness center in the southern Twin Cities metro area. L.A. Fitness management communicated with BR the desire to continue full operation during construction. Due to the extensive nature of this project, BR recommended a two-phase approach. Phasing a project isn’t necessarily an obstacle, but it does take some planning and can present some challenges. The parking area was divided into two sections. When BR was working in the first area, barricades were used to indicate to fitness members where they could park. After the first phase was completed, the barricades were switched and users were able to park on the freshly paved asphalt parking lot while BR completed the second section.

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