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
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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.)
Many of the National Park Service’s deferred maintenance issues could have been avoided with proper preventative attention. "‘You can pay me now or pay me later,‘ says a 1970s oil-filter commercial, which advised spending on preventative auto care to avoid costly repairs later. The slogan is a good analogy for how the deferred maintenance backlog at America’s national parks has climbed to nearly $12 billion.
The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve and protec
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
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
Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Burnsville, Golden Valley, White Bear Lake and Maple Grove have all filed identical suits against the companies they claim should pay for the costly cleanup of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that have polluted numerous storm water ponds and waterways in the southwestern suburbs.
The refined coal tar products, made from raw or crude coal tar, contain between 15 and 30 percent PAHs by weight. According to the US Geological S
A group of Minnesota cities is suing several large chemical refiners over the contamination of hundreds of ponds caused by coal tar sealant sprayed on parking lots, driveways and playgrounds. BURNSVILLE, Minn. (Iris Perez, FOX 9, 1/02/2019)
A lawsuit filed by seven Minnesota suburbs alleges seven manufacturers knowingly contributed to the contamination of hundreds, if not thousands, of state stormwater ponds by way of coal tar. Coal tar, a common pavement sealant, contains h
"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®