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Dubious asphalt (Re: Repaving roads "California style" . . . . )
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2016, 11:08:17 PM »
Dear X-Air, Blick, and WeatherCat remote road construction observers,

Streets down at the corner are black with tar tracked from paving over a mile away. [rolleyes2] You might want to cover your street with lots of newspapers until the tar sinks in or gets covered with a non-tacky layer of dust.

We aren't having that sort of problem at all, although I suspect this is ultimately bad news.  The asphalt they are using is very thick and has very little tar in it.  It reminds me of slowly moving lava.  Once it sets it is a solid mass.  However, the low tar content I believe means the roads won't last very long.  We have a spot on the street which the road roller missed and it is already starting to shed small bits of asphalt.  This is another sense of "California style road paving" - cheap, cheap, cheap!

Oh well, . . . . Edouard