High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

4 Advantages Of Intelligent Compaction

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Intelligent compaction, also known as simply IC, is a revolutionary way of finishing an asphalt surface, whether a driveway, parking lot, or roadway. Yet, even within the asphalt industry, many people fail to understand the advantages of intelligent compaction. If you would like to learn more about this exciting new technique, here are four distinct advantages of intelligent compaction.

Even Density

At the heart of an intelligent compaction system is a sophisticated array of instrumentation, whose job it is to measure and analyze the behavior of the asphalt as it is being compacted. One of the most important pieces of data generated by this system is the density of the asphalt. This information is then relayed to a feedback control mechanism, thus allowing the asphalt roller to automatically alter its pressure. In this way, the overall density of an asphalt surface can be greatly homogenized.

Moreover, the information gathered by the instrumentation used in IC can then be used to produce a map of the entire asphalt surface. This map is color-coded to designate the density in different areas. By consulting this map after completing the first pass with the compactor, an operator can assess which areas will require repeated compaction efforts.

Reduced Repair Costs

Ensuring even asphalt density is the single most effective way to extend the lifespan of an asphalt surface. Thus, asphalt compacted using IC technology will be able to resist degradation and wear for a much longer period of time. This fact, in turn, means that the cost of repairs to such forms of damage as cracks, raveling, and potholes will be much lower.

Increased Productivity

Not only does IC produce asphalt that can be expected to greatly outlive asphalt produced by traditional compaction systems, but it does so while increasing worker productivity. That's because, by monitoring the density of the asphalt in real-time, unnecessary roller passes can be eliminated once the desired density has been achieved. This means that, over the course of an average work day, a greater square footage of paving can be completed.

Intelligent Engineering

The high-tech instruments used by IC systems allow engineers to gather information about more than just the asphalt alone. They also provide key data about whatever materials lay beneath asphalt. In other words, IC is able to provide helpful information about areas where the ground is weak, unstable, or otherwise structurally defective. This allows the project managers to make adjustments and changes to ensure a safe, solid result.

For more information, talk to a professional like Branche Industries.

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31 August 2016