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.)
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
This 2003 e-mail about GSB® performance, written by an industry expert, is just as relevant today as it was then! From: Peter Sebaaly Sent: 1/ 22/2003 To: Dan Gee Subject: Preventive Maintenance Dan, …for your meeting with the Iowa Highway Research Board. The first thing you want to do is to educate those in charge that preventive maintenance is the best way to keep up with their pavement system. Preventive maintenance means that you do something to the pavement before you st
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
(excerpted from “How Pittsburgh is test driving tech to make your commute smarter.” Sept 6, 2017, Jeffrey Brown reporting) Another problem for drivers and the city, potholes and decaying streets. And there’s a project under way here to deal with that. Pittsburgh has more than 800 miles of roads and, like most cities, a limited budget to maintain them. Professor Christoph Mertz has devised software that could help the city better determine where to send repair crews.
(excerpted info) Recently, The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) in Auburn, AL completed a comprehensive three-year study, from 2012-2015, regarding the effects crack sealing has on the success of a preservation treatment. 25 different treatments were evaluated. Key Findings Concluded:
1) Crack sealing reduced development of interconnected cracking and reduced subgrade moisture levels.
2) Crack sealing as pre-treatment improved surface treatment r
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
“Responsible asset management practices combined with an
ever-increasing pressure on
budgets, is reshaping the overall approach towards airport pavement management. The industry is
pro-actively accessing processes
and systems to safely treat airfield asphalt pavements and pivoting towards more preservation and
–Airport Consultants Council Recently ASI presented the Life Extension of Airport Asphalt Pavement, Preventive Maintenance & P-608 as part