Concrete for Highways

405 Freeway in Los AngelesWhile concrete highway pavement has many advantages, it is known best for its superior durability and long life. This durability aspect translates to fewer maintenance and construction related road delays, as well as lower life-cycle costs. Concrete pavements have an average service life of 30 to 50 years. In California where vehicle traffic has grown beyond expectations, many concrete highways are preforming very well at ages greater than 50 years. More…

Concrete for Streets and Roads

Southern California Concrete StreetThe fast, safe and reliable transportation of people and goods is dependent on durable, low maintenance streets and roads. Concrete pavements consistently achieve this high level of performance and most often have the lowest total ownership costs because they require less maintenance. In addition, concrete streets and roads have a long history of exceptional environmental performance. More…

Concrete for Parking Lots

CNCA Concrete Parking Lot Pavement

Concrete parking lots offer excellent performance compared to asphalt pavements. A variety of textures and color enhancement can add to the value of parking areas for retail, commercial and residential building owners. Long recognized for its durability and strength, concrete requires much less maintenance than other materials and provides environmental benefits including lower energy costs for lighting, enhanced safety, can be recycled, and is cost effective. Concrete parking lots are like money in the bank!  More…

Concrete Pavers

concrete paversConcrete pavers are a multifaceted product that blend the durability and structural integrity of concrete with the aesthetics and architectural flexibility that no other pavement can match.  Concrete pavers are suitable for driveways, parking lots, streets, ports, airports and more. Utility maintenance and pavement repairs are simplified by the removability of the paving units; which eliminates unsightly and structurally troublesome patches seen in alternative pavements.  Permeable pavers provide the solution to reducing stormwater runoff as water enters joints between the interlocking concrete units allowing the water to enter the base and infiltrate into the soil below.  More… 

Pervious Concrete

Pervious Concrete in CaliforniaStormwater management is simplified with pervious concrete pavement. By making the mix design of pervious concrete so that it contains more voids, thousands of gallons of water can pass through a properly designed pervious concrete pavement. It is ideal for use in parking lots, paths and walkways, streets, roads and alleyways. Puddles can be eliminated and underground water aquifers can be recharged with durable, long-lasting pervious concrete. More…

Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)

Roller Compacted ConcreteRCC is similar to conventional concrete in that it is composed of the same elements; aggregates, cement and water, but it is a much drier mixture. Convenient to put in place, RCC can be placed with typical asphalt paving equipment. It is widely used today in industrial applications and is gaining acceptance as a cost-effective paving material for roadways and parking lots. More…

Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR)

Santa Monica Blvd Diamond Grinding on PavementIn many cases, concrete pavements can be restored to extend their service life by 10 to 15 years or more. Depending on the condition of the pavement, various restoration techniques can be used including, full-depth and partial depth concrete slab repair, diamond grinding the surface, dowel bar retrofit, and resealing joints. These repairs have proven to be more cost effective than installing a thin asphalt overlay on the concrete. More…

Concrete Overlays

Concrete Overlay CaliforniaConcrete overlays, also known as “whitetopping” offer cost-effective, versatile, long and short-term maintenance strategies for repair and maintenance of asphalt, concrete and composite pavements. Whether bonded or un-bonded, concrete overlays are a durable rehabilitation tool extending the service life of a pavement and often increasing its load-carrying capacity. The enhanced light reflectivity and high albedo of concrete help reduce the heat island effect making concrete overlays a sustainable choice for pavement surfaces. More…