An interview with Matt Manthey: Pavement Management Supervisor, City of Mesa, Arizona
“We’re out here today, outside of Falcon Field, we’re going to be demoing GSB-88®.
It’s a pavement preservation treatment. Why are we doing it? Why do we care about preserving our roads? Our roads are our largest assets that we have. In Mesa alone, I have 2 billion dollars of asphalt roads that we have to maintain. That’s 36 million square yards of asphalt. And I try to get t
A Road Comparison:
Two roads were paved in 2017. The first Road was sealed with GSB-88® within a month or so of it being paved. The second Road was paved, then left unsealed. Both Roads were routinely checked for decay. 2 years later, the difference is impressive! The first Road sealed with GSB-88® still looks Great, while the second Road, left unsealed, is showing clear signs of decay—the top coat is wearing away exposing loose aggregates. The County Engineer (Marion Co.)
It's a busy road construction season, and things can become unpredictable and messy quickly. Now, adding the expense of clean-up; machines, additional crew and disposal all-combined—inflate the total job cost. And, there may not have been much wiggle room in the Budget!
But, with GSB-88® the amount of product you need to keep your Good Pavements in Good Condition is predictable and the results are quantifiable with EVERY easy application. GSB-88® is proven to halt oxidation
The Central Church of Christ in Cedar Rapids, IA, applied a GSB ® sealcoating product to its newly paved parking lot in 1978. The organization has followed the initial application with treatments of the same product every five years.
(Information for this article was provided by Asphalt Systems Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.) Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction: 03/01/19
What do Oregon’s Portland International Airport and Mulino State Airport, Utah’s Blanding Municipal Airport
"We greatly look forward to continuing work with Gee Asphalt Inc. and would highly recommend them to any county interested in using their product." This past summer the Berrien County Road Department contracted Gee Asphalt Inc. to treat approximately six miles of roadway with GSB-88®. The BCRD had been searching for a product like this for several years to use as an alternative to our standard sealcoat process. After this trial run with Gee Asphalt, we have determined GSB-88®
"Due to funding shortfalls, local agencies are directing more funding in preventive maintenance on HMA pavements in order to extend the life of the pavement." – Todd Kinney, Clinton County Engineer, Past President, Iowa County Engineers Association (ICEA) How does Gee and GSB-88® help Jones County with funding shortages? “Typically in the past, there wasn’t such as emphasis on shortage of funding, so it was a practice of use the existing pavement until it's completely deterio
(After a citizen unexpectedly got GSB® on his vehicle.)
“Complements to your Lincoln, NE crew!"
"…Following the A St. incident, James at Lincoln Roads put me in touch with Myles and, after some uncertainty about available time, we were able to connect. Myles and his two guys, Will and Clifford, were cordial and went out of their way to get my vehicle cleaned up. Sparkles plenty now! My thanks to them and you for doing things the way we wish others would. Great example of how
The multi-use Rolling Prairie Trail is one of Franklin County’s most prized attractions. Visitors and donors expect the trail, which was formerly a railroad, to be a well-maintained outlet for year-round recreation and nature-lovers of all ages. "Hi my name’s Ned Parker, I’m the director of Franklin County Conservation in Hampton, Iowa. We’re out here on The Rolling Prairie Trail, in the city limits of Hampton, looking at a recent application of GSB-88® put on by Gee Asphalt