Fast traffic repairs at low temperatures
“Most construction materials are incompatible with low temperatures, especially if temperatures drop below zero. Thus, technical data sheets for construction products typically specify an application temperature over +5 °C. So, what to do, if for instance urgent road repairs in winter are required?
Whether a road sign has to be fixed, a concrete road or bridge repaired, a cold snap threatens in the midst of a longer-term project, or, in any particular region, warm weather is the exception rather than the rule – sometimes, there simply is no choice: Repairs must be carried out despite unfavorable temperatures. And in the case of road maintenance, there are additional challenges to be considered. Safety, for instance: In roads with one or several lanes closed off the risk of accidents increases – for all drivers as well as for all workers carrying out the repairs. This makes it so important to reopen the road as quickly as possible…”
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