Paving the way on St. Louis trails

Who doesn’t love springtime in St. Louis? Cool nights at the ballpark, romps with the dogs in Forest Park and long bike rides down the Katy Trail… it doesn’t get much better than that! Speaking of the Katy Trail, have you noticed that the majority of walking/biking trails around the area are paved with asphalt? Yep, it’s true! Asphalt wins…

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The Benefits of Warm Mix Asphalt

At Lertiz & Busy Bee, we’re dedicated to not only supplying superior paving solutions, but providing leadership in the asphalt community. When new technologies arise, it is our goal to educate customers on the benefits we could bring to their paving projects. In this blog entry, we would like to explore the slew of advantages warm-mix asphalt has over conventional…

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Full Depth Reclamation: Paving the Way to the Future

As corporations continue to inquire about green products and services, it is vital we develop solutions that are not only effective but realistic for the average business owner to implement. At Lertiz & Busy Bee, we have adopted a proven practice that will not only lessen our impact on the environment, but increase your bottom line! Full depth reclamation is…

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Reclaim Your Asphalt

We’ve written before on the topic of asphalt sustainability, asphalt is one of the most recycled products in the United States. This recycled material can then be used for future projects. Recycled asphalt is often referred to as reclaimed asphalt pavement or RAP. The material is removed and reprocessed from pavements that are currently undergoing reconstruction or resurfacing. The material…

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Slips and Falls – Your Problem?

If you own a small business or commercial building, one important consideration is your liability should someone slip or fall on your property. Our Midwestern winters can add extra hazard with the accumulation of ice and snow. There are some important facts you should keep in mind when it comes to premises liability issues. Property owners can be found responsible…

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Autumn Maintenance

The leaves are beginning to change color and there is an invigorating briskness to the air; take advantage of the ideal conditions to tackle some outdoor maintenance with this checklist. Remove, clean and store your outdoor furniture and accessories Prepare for a summer’s busy outdoor entertaining schedule by sanding and staining deck and patio surfaces now Spruce up your landscaping…

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Favorite Roads

Roads take us a lot of places; to see friends and family, away to school or on vacations. Roads can also give us experiences or feelings, like when the tunes are up and the windows are down! Roads can be the pathway to special occasions, lasting memories and feelings of freedom. Do you have a favorite road? Now there is…

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Cleaner Water from Asphalt

A new white paper from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance sheds light on the beneficial effects asphalt pavements can have on water quality. According to Dr. Howard Marks, principal author of the report “Cleaner Water with Asphalt Pavements,” the green benefits of 100 percent recyclable asphalt pavement might be surprising to some. Asphalt pavement s are clean and environmentally beneficial for…

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Harnessing the Heat

In the dog days of summer you may feel the heat radiating off of pavement surfaces, can we find a way to harness the heat for good? Thermal energy has been used for decades to warm eco-friendly pools, but tech company Novotech has patented an idea known as Roadway Power Systems. Michael Hulen, Novotech founder, says the technology has many…

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Exploding Pavement?

Recent record-setting heat is causing serious problems in some parts of the country; recent pavement blowups in Iowa have forced the Department of Transportation to issue a warning to motorists, urging them to pay special attention to pavement surfaces when driving in temperatures above 90 ° F. Pavement blowups occur when a wet period is followed by periods of extreme…

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