Posted on 8/20/2019 4:00 AM By Bituminous Roadways
Summer is quickly coming to a close and soon the Minnesota State Fair will come and go and the leaves will begin to change color. This means that winter is fast approaching, and as Minnesotans, we must be realistic when it comes to planning for the winter. Scheduling projects in the construction industry is a universal struggle, and it becomes even more difficult when you mix in freezing temperatures and precipitation (yes, this means snow). In the world of asphalt paving, cold temperatures create several safety and quality issues when installing bituminous. How do we work together, to ensure the project results meet the customer’s standards, while keeping our crews safe and equipment operational?
Posted on 6/4/2019 4:00 AM By Bituminous Roadways
The asphalt paving industry is just beginning to get its “foot in the door” when it comes to automated systems. The idea is to take an engineered design or survey of a site and create a working grading plan for a project. From that point, equipment has become smart enough to read these designs and create them in real-time with an operator’s guidance. This technology is called machine control, and it will soon play a major role in every phase of an asphalt paving project, from dirt-work to paving.
Posted on 1/29/2019 4:00 AM By Sarah Wieremann
Are you looking to join a company with an excellent reputation in the industry it serves? Maybe you like to work outside or run heavy equipment? If so, there may be a career for you at Bituminous Roadways!
Posted on 10/23/2018 4:00 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
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.
Posted on 9/13/2018 4:00 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
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.
Posted on 8/7/2018 4:00 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
As a property manager or property owner, you will likely have two main goals for your pavement areas:
1. Make it last as long as possible
2. Keep it looking as good as possible throughout its life
Posted on 5/15/2018 8:00 AM By David Farris, P.E.
Maintaining your asphalt pavement is critical to extending its service life. Addressing problem areas on your pavement right away will save money by delaying or preventing more expensive repairs.
Posted on 3/6/2018 8:00 AM By Tony Deutsch
If you own an asphalt parking lot in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, hiring a contractor to repair, resurface or replace asphalt is a considerable investment in your property. Therefore, you should take the necessary steps and do some research to find the best one for you. At Bituminous Roadways, Inc., it is our goal to help our customers by providing useful information about asphalt contractors.
Posted on 2/21/2018 8:00 AM By David Farris, P.E.
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.
Posted on 2/13/2018 4:00 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
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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