Planning to Seal Asphalt Cracks This Spring? 

If you have asphalt roads, some of them surely have some cracks.  To the extent these are environmental, they come with age and that’s fine.  If they are because of compromises in the mix or poor laydown, that’s a topic for another day.  Regardless, cracks in your...

Stop Blaming Salt – Finish Your Concrete Better

Winter will soon wane and it’s time to think about sidewalks, curbs, and other flatwork that are on the list for repair or replacement.  If you find yourself looking at the scaling or mortar flaking in the surface and saying something like, “yeah, that’s what happens...

ISSA Membership Benefits Free to Local Agencies

Our Engineering Circuit Rider has just returned from the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) workshop.  While he did not bring back any of the warm weather, he did return with some news you can use. The Slurry Systems Workshop is an annual study course...

We Need to Do Better With Pedestrian TTC

It’s time to up our game another notch as we improve pedestrian facilities.  Great progress has been made in Delaware to advance accessibility along pedestrian pathways.  Yes, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) will turn thirty-four this summer and across...

What Do EPDs Look Like?

In June, we shared an Asphalt Magazine introduction to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).  They have been called a nutrition label for construction materials by some and simplistically, the statements seek to capture cradle to grave assessments of...