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Evaluating and Grading your Roadways

Agencies and municipalities should evaluate and grade their roadways on an annual basis.  One method of doing so is by using the PASER Rating System. The PASER (Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating) Rating System uses a visual inspection to evaluate pavement conditions and can be used on asphalt, concrete, or gravel roads.  The PASER System […]

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Microsurfacing Asphalt Surfaces

Microsurfacing is a versatile process that has been used to fix rutting, spalling, stripping, and deteriorated concrete/asphalt joints.  Recent projects in Chisago and Pine counties have been successful in providing an affordable and clean surface treatment on streets that would otherwise require a complete remove and replace project or an expensive overlay.   Stripping of […]

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Parking Lot Safety
February 15th, 2017 | Posted in General Asphalt Topics | No Comments

If you are like most people, you have probably already heard travel advisories on the radio or television that cautioned drivers to be careful on their daily commute. Highway safety always seems to take a prominent position once the first snow falls. However, parking lot safety is often overlooked by the media as well as […]

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Infrared Heat Patching

Infrared thermal bond bituminous pavement patching is a method of blending new blacktop with infrared heated existing blacktop to create a joint-free integral patch. The machine is capable of heating the existing blacktop to a depth of approximately two inches without oxidation or burning.  There is no flame in direct contact with the existing blacktop […]

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Road Maintenance Work Can Be Hazardous
January 29th, 2016 | Posted in General Asphalt Topics | 1 Comment

Paying attention to the work at hand, watching for oncoming traffic and other dangers in roadway work zones is an almost impossible job for one person.  Knowing the rules for safety signage and knowing municipal responsibilities is an endless task.  You may be liable for the slightest mistake. Let the professionals at Fahrner Asphalt Sealers […]

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