What is Rubberised Asphalt Commonly Used For

Key Benefits of Using Rubberised Asphalt Concrete in Construction Rubberised asphalt concrete is a material used in road construction made from a mixture of asphalt and ground-up recycled tires. The resulting mix produces a binder that is later mixed with conventional aggregate materials. The binder is composed of 15 -25% crumb rubber and 70 -80%…

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The History Of The United States’ National Road

Also called the Cumberland Road, the National Road’s construction took place between 1811 and 1837. It was the first road that utilised federal funding in its development. The road stretches 1,000 Km and connects the Potomac to the Ohio River.   At the time, both Presidents G. Washington and T. Jefferson believed that a road…

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Common Car Park Surfacing Jobs That We Carry Out

When it comes to car park resurfacing, there isn’t any job that Jordans Surfacing can’t undertake for you or your business. Here are some of the most common jobs we are asked to carry out for our customers. Tarmac, Asphalt, and Resin Bound We only use the best quality tarmac or asphalt to create your…

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A Guide to How We Approach Cracked Tarmac Drives

Cleaning the Driveways Resealing tarmac driveways is a simple project if experts do it, and it helps to improve the surface for several years, making the driveway to last even longer. Cleaning the driveway is done using a leaf blower or sweeping the scattered leaves and dust from the surface. If there are oil stains,…

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How To Remove Dried Cement From Tarmac Without Damage

Are you having trouble cleaning dried cement from your tarmac or pavement? Here is all that you need to know about it. Although you might be afraid to use an acid to clean it up, experts worldwide recommend using certain types of acid-based chemical removers to get rid of these stains. Stepping out to the…

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What Road Materials Are Used Around the World For Different Terrains

The road surfaces in use around the world are designed to suit the terrain of specific environments such as forests and deserts. Experienced Road Surfacing Contractors rely on traditional methods of using the natural material of the area or modern surfaces such as bitumen. The choice of material is usually determined by the amount of…

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How To Kill Moss on a Tarmac Drive

Did you know that mosses have no roots? Instead, they possess cell filaments known as rhizoids that enable them to attach to various surfaces. Mosses can be found in rainforests, rocks, logs or even close to home – our driveways. Whether on a private residence or commercial areas, mosses on drive-ways are unappealing to the…

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Who Invented the Modern Road Building Techniques?

Towards the end of the eighteenth century, roads developed by the Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, had included heavy foundations of rock with an arched surface layer of small stones on top. It was a particularly labour-intensive and costly method. However, Telford’s contemporary, John Loudon MacAdam, was about to reveal a revolutionary road surfacing technique that…

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Why Cobblestones are No Longer a Viable Material For Roads

Unlike paving slabs, setts or bricks, cobbles are raw stone lumps that are left in their natural state. Traditional cobble paving looks different from county to county because these roads were constructed using materials available in the local area. Cobbles can still be seen in many UK towns, providing a distinct look that sets the…

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