Abstract If you live in a place that gets cold in the winter, you've probably seen trucks out spreading a mixture of sand and salt on the streets after a snowfall to help de-ice the road. Have you ever wondered how this works? This basic
We know how important it is for a brick and mortar business to have a functional and safe parking area for their customers. Neglecting cracks or potholes will cause them to grow rapidly, possibly doing damage to a customer's vehicle. Fixing them quickly is an economical way to enhance the appearance and prolong the life of your parking lot or driveway.
In an all-too-common scenario, an expanse of asphalt pavement disappears under a blanket of snow and ice. When the thaw arrives, the property owner is shocked to discover that potholes have formed in the pavement. Buried under the winter storm, the pavement was not even bearing traffic, so what caused the potholes to develop overnight? The answer to that question can be found by examining how potholes form.
There are many ways to fix these problems in our community’s for example, visiting http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/highways/potholes is a great way to call and get these holes fixed in your area. I live in Philadelphia so for me this is the most reliable source.
If a parking lot was built more people would be able to attend. The parking lots at Concordia have very limited space. A lot of students cannot find spaces to park during the day. Therefore, they are unsatisfied all day long. Future students who own their car will doubt about choosing Concordia. The more parking spots allow more students to attend the school. As a result, building a parking
Associated activities may include installing drainage systems, grading slopes, ditching for storm drainages, and conduits for service utilities. The disturbance of natural patterns of runoff and rainwater infiltration through modified drainage can lead to the concentration of water flow at sites that previously only took direct rainwater infiltration; this can result in rapid forming cover-subsidence sinkholes (Waltham et al, 2005, p. 159). The many impervious surfaces used in modified drainage activities also impedes groundwater recharge, which can consequently lower the water
Any cracks in your cement could compromise the integrity of the crack. Drainage: You also need them to make sure that your driveway is set up to drain properly. It needs to be sloped so that water runs off your driveway into the proper drainage field.
Once all the cracks in your driveway are filled in, you can have a top coat applied. This sealcoating restores the dark color to the asphalt and covers up the repair work. To keep your driveway looking its best, and to prevent further damage, you may wish to have a sealcoat applied to your driveway every couple of years as routine
Dealing with flooding has been an all too often occurrence, for those who live or work around the western suburbs of Chicago. Parking lots are often underwater making them unsafe to enter, and effectively shutting down the Schools and businesses in the area. Standing water can be found around every corner, causing roads to be completely barricaded off. I have personally watched cars floating down the street. Finally, the local residents and governments have had enough, they've reached a decision. One of the parks in the area will be torn down to make room for an emergency runoff pond. The chosen park to be torn down is named Armstrong Park, which includes the natural walking path park called Lake George. Adding the runoff pond will vastly improve the surrounding communities, this is the right and smartest move.
Types Of Damage That Must Be Repaired To Revive Your Old Parking Lot If your parking lot looks worn out because it is faded and full of cracks and weeds, then it may be time to have it resurfaced. As long as the base under the lot is still in good
Alligator cracks in your asphalt driveway look similar to the scales on an alligator or like a spider web on your driveway. These cracks are not very deep, but they are long and widespread across your concrete. One crack is generally connected to another crack, hence the term alligator crack
Check Local Codes There may be codes that regulate the placement of your new driveway, especially if you install a circular dive. Even if city codes don't come into play, there may be HOA rules or deed restrictions that affect your driveway. For instance, if your driveway is currently made of asphalt, you may be required to use asphalt
As all long-time residents know, Michigan winters can be brutal. However, even during a "normal" winter, you can expect average temperatures that are below freezing for three months out of the year and snowfall totals ranging between 44 inches and 55 inches. Keeping your pavement clear throughout the winter typically involves frequent applications of salt or chemical deicers as well as repeated snowplowing. Between the freeze/thaw cycle, the potential damage from snowplows and the corrosive actions of deicing materials, your asphalt pavement can take a beating. If you want to minimize the damage that winter can cause, you should make sure that you have cracks repaired before the arrival of cold weather.
The article “Toward roads that de-ice themselves” can be linked with our “Chemical Bonds” project. This article talks about a chemical compound that would be more efficient in de-icing roads than salt. As stated in the article salt alone wears away fast, and it has to be reapplied almost every day. The solution was a mixture of salt potassium and bitumen. This mixture was just as sturdy as before and it de-iced better than salt. The pros to this were that of it were embedded then it would last for years, it’s a better deicer than salt alone, and it was more effective. The cons were how expensive it would be to embed this compound into the streets. This connects with our “Chemical Bonds” project because it deals with making qualitative observations, chemical compounds, and chemical bonds.
Asphalt driveways need to undergo a sealcoating process on a regular basis in order to ensure that water doesn't get in the cracks and ruin the foundation of your driveway. If your asphalt driveway is starting to crack, you need to sealcoat it before winter hits. Here is what you