"Chip Sealing" ??

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"Chip Sealing" ??

Postby fennel » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:27 pm

All over the middle-west side the City is doing something labelled as "chip sealing." It looks like a kind of ultra-cheap pavement method that I've seen used in remote areas like upstate NY and northern Michigan.
Does anyone have details or background about this? I can't imagine it meets with current standards for urban applications.
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Re: "Chip Sealing??

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:46 pm

It happens more often than you might think. I can't stand the technique, but it's not a new measure for Wisconsin, or Madison.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipseal

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/preser ... pc0612.cfm

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Re: "Chip Sealing??

Postby Meade » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:54 pm

Roads and bridges - you didn't build that. Government does.

And in this case, the government is apparently doing a cheap short-lived half-assed job of resurfacing roads, likely because they've mismanaged revenue from taxpayers.

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Re: "Chip Sealing??

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:07 pm

Did you read the link? They did this in my sister's neighborhood a few years back. It was crappy for a while, but now the roads are great.

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Re: "Chip Sealing??

Postby Meade » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:35 pm

In that case, I stand corrected. There are some excellent chip seals but they're not inexpensive. If it's great and long-lasting, it's probably from Koch Industries, Inc. - NovaChip®.

Yes, that would be Koch Industries as in the evil Koch Brothers.

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Re: "Chip Sealing??

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:45 pm

So you were wrong before you were right. Got it.

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Re: "Chip Sealing??

Postby Archipants » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:24 am

Meade wrote:In that case, I stand corrected. There are some excellent chip seals but they're not inexpensive. If it's great and long-lasting, it's probably from Koch Industries, Inc. - NovaChip®.

Yes, that would be Koch Industries as in the evil Koch Brothers.

Way to shit all over another thread, Looney Larry.

They did this on my street a few years ago as well. It sucks to drive on, bike on, and walk on for quite a while but it eventually gets smoothed out. It also does a number on the grass next to the road if you don't have a curb.

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Re: "Chip Sealing" ??

Postby rabble » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:12 am

Damn. A business that produces a product or two that works, but STILL wants to control the government to the detriment of the common good, just so they can make a larger profit?

Who would have thought?

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Re: "Chip Sealing??

Postby wack wack » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:42 am

Meade wrote:In that case, I stand corrected.


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