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Pavement Solutions

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Concrete has been used to build some of the longest-lasting highways, airports, roadways, and other pavements in the world. Across the U.S., there are concrete highways and roads that were designed to last 20 years, but have lasted 30, 40, or 50 years, or even longer. Many of these pavements are carrying significantly more traffic, including larger trucks carrying heavier loads, than engineers originally intended.

No matter where you live, you probably have experienced the frequent replacement of roads made from materials that are not as strong and durable as concrete. These pavements were probably a little cheaper to build up front, but in the long run they are robbing all of us with high maintenance costs and lost time from frequent delays for maintenance, resurfacing and replacement.

A very simple combination of water, sand, stone, and a little cement creates strong, long-lasting concrete for pavements. Concrete’s basic ingredients have not changed much in 100 years, but new technology is enhancing its features. For example, embedded fibers and special chemical additives, created by some of the brightest minds in the industry, make concrete even tougher and able to withstand today’s traffic and heavier loads (demands that are predicted to continue to grow).

No other paving material, no matter how commonly used, can achieve the same high level of performance as concrete.

For the longest lasting highways, airports, and roadways, the right choice to put beneath your tires is concrete pavement.