Mountain Home, AR

#1 Mar 29, 2014
I was just wondering if anyone else noticed the "repair" work being done again this year on state highways? They cut loose the dirt edge of the highway and pull it back towards the road and roll it down, this breaks the grass roots down and allows the dirt to wash away leaving a rut along the pavement. They do this each year and spend a lot of time and money and it always washes away and makes the edge of the pavement dangerous and soft. While I would NEVER propose to know anything I think it would be better to pour small chat or ground used asphalt along the edge and roll it down, of course these are the same people that shovel asphalt into a water filled pothole and wonder why it pops back out. I guess if you do a job wrong and keep doing it wrong you will always have work.

Oklahoma City, OK

#2 Mar 29, 2014
you are correct.... Missouri uses chat like you suggest, I've seen it done.

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Mar 29, 2014
but don't blame the local guys, they work with what they have

Mountain Home, AR

#4 Mar 29, 2014
No, I have seen them haul off used ground asphalt and dump it. The disk, scrape, and roll method requires a lot of workers and machines and s a total waste of time and money. Also on the pothole repair instead of dumping a shovel of warm asphalt into a wet pothole they might try using their propane hand held burner to heat the pothole thus drying it out and dumping a shovel of asphalt in then heating it again before tapping it down, this might blow their minds because the pothole would stay filled long time.

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