Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Getting the striping wrapped up for the Grand Opening of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

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Getting the striping wrapped up for the Grand Opening of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.
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Getting the striping wrapped up for the Grand Opening of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.
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Video Demo of Asphalt Paving

Asphalt Paving Video

A quick video showing part of the paving process of a parking lot. This is the Kenowa Plaza parking lot on the south west side of Grand Rapids, MI.

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Asphalt heated and raked prior to rolling

Thermal Bond Repair – Asphalt to Concrete Pad

After the city had a cement pad installed, the asphalt road base had a sizable bump where the two met. We were contracted to raise the asphalt. The best way to deal with this is using a thermal heater to re-heat the material, add in enough new material to raise and roll.

If you were to simply add a couple of inches of new asphalt on top of the already existing, worn asphalt. That type of fix wouldn’t last a single winter season.

By using Thermal Repair, you are able to re-roll these types of repairs and the road is left looking brand new and last longer.

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The Thermal Bond Repair unit is put into place.
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The asphalt is now heated up.
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This image shows the first spot fully raked with new asphalt added, it is ready to be rolled.
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The first spot is now being rolled while the 2nd spot is being prepped.
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This image shows the finished Thermal Bond Asphalt Repair. This leaves no seams and in the case of this project, there is no longer a bump felt by drivers when going from asphalt to concrete.
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Kenowa Plaza Paving

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After the asphalt milling, the parking lot is bare bones gravel once again.
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A base coat is put down first, then a top coat after that. This parking lot is ready for striping now.
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