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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 1st, 2007, 10:56 am Thread Starter
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There must be a civil engineer or someone that can explain something to me.
Why can't the highway product suppliers/manufacturers add some sort of tact to the mix everyone uses to repair cracks on roads(sand/fine gravel) ??
I was traveling I-77 south in Ohio in the rain...no biggie was having fun till I realized they have a 4-5" snake right along(under) the white dotted lines separating the S/B lanes. Bike was sticking great..until I went to pass someone..would'nt been an issue except for the width. Pucker. This snake went miles and miles.

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You're preaching to the choir Mike. I think a Federal law should be passed that mandates anything being applied to a driving surface should have a certain amount of 'grit' in it. I'm sure there's a more technical term for this, but you get my point.
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I think all they have to do is clean off the excess with a sharp tool.

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Mmm, watching the local crews put down 'tar snakes', they always have a bucket of sand with 'em and toss several hand - fulls over the new tar. I've also noticed a new 'sysetm' being used. Almost a 'paint' like consistency when it goes down. Sets up fast and no ridge. Seems to be same as the rest of the road friction wise - at least when dry. Rain may well change that.

What I hate is the thick paint patches. 'Hot paint' they put down. Get some water on it and it's like oil on glass.

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I think all they have to do is clean off the excess with a sharp tool.

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Joe is NOT in the cleaning business....


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You're preaching to the choir Mike. I think a Federal law should be passed that mandates anything being applied to a driving surface should have a certain amount of 'grit' in it. I'm sure there's a more technical term for this, but you get my point.

Not sure about the spelling but it I think the term is co-efficient of friction. Sometimes it is just fun to sound smart even though I don't know how to spell it.
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