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
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
You may hope this street is on this year’s “fix-it” list, but with dwindling budgets, other lengthy street repair and costly total reconstruction projects, this Poor Condition street might not have made the list! How important should this be to you?
Extremely! In a 2016 report, the American Society of Civil Engineers stated, “Deteriorating conditions and performance impose costs on American house-holds and businesses in a number of ways. Facilities in poor condition lead to
Why did the Gee Seal Change? For the observant among you, the math doesn’t add up. We seemed to go from “In Business for 44+ Yrs” to “Est. 1950”. The explanation is an easy one. While the company name “Gee Asphalt Systems was launched in 1973, it rose up on the stable foundation of Gee Grading & Excavating, est. in 1950 by Albert Gee. It was through the daily work of Gee Grading & Excavating, Albert became aware of the growing health and environmental concerns associated with
What’s IT About?
Peanut-butter vs. Butter Typical sealcoats lay up on the surface much like peanut-butter sits on top of bread. These coatings do not penetrate into the matrix and therefore performance is tied directly to how much is left on top to protect the binder. So, once the surface erodes away, the binder that holds your pavement together is exposed to the elements. Even if you patch the damage, the structural break-down continues; water and seepage expand and contract
As we are now well into 2017, Gee is celebrating
over 44 years in Asphalt Preservation! That’s 44+ yrs of advancing research, 44+ yrs of know-how and industry leadership, and 44+ yrs of building trust and partnering with great clients nationwide. The result: 44+ yrs of preserved pavements; measurable benefits and significant cost-savings! And, because of all of this, everyone here at Gee Asphalt extends our warmest thanks to everyone who has grown with us through the years.
When your 50+ properties are scattered across the country do you make 50+ calls to contractors from
each location and cross-your-fingers, just hoping the quality will be satisfactory? Or, do you choose 1 reputable company that travels nationwide–even during our Midwest off-season–to all your properties? The Gee promise:
We provide the highest quality products and services possible for a reasonable and fair price anywhere in the U.S.!
We've traveled coast to coast, border
Lincoln's Public Works and Utilities Department uses Gilsonite Sealer Binder (GSB-88®), applied by Gee Asphalt, on Old Cheney Road. LINCOLN, Neb. — Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, Old Cheney Road from Hunts Drive to Salt Valley View (just west of S. 14th Street) will close for pavement sealing work. Traffic will be detoured... The road will reopen in the afternoon. This project will be the first time the Public Works and Utilities Department will use the Gilsoni
An interview with Myron Parizek, Benton County Engineer Gee: How many years have you been putting GSB® down?
Parizek: We started the application in 2004, this would be the 13th season applying GSB® to various County roads. Gee: About how many miles have you been doing a year?
Parizek: First few years it was 5-10, then we added some segments to that and it’s been 10-15 miles on average. Gee: Why are you using GSB® (after 12 seasons of GSB® applications)?
Parizek: Back in 2000,