Water Main Break and Repair

It was a very cold morning when the water started seeping out from under the roadway. They started the repair work by punching holes into the asphalt to allow water to escape from the location where they were expecting to have to do the repair work. The water supply to the street was then completely turned off before further work could proceed.

This notice of further work went up a few days later.


Day 1 of pavement replacement. A base layer of asphalt was laid for half of the repair area after first stripping off the existing layers.

Day 2 of pavement replacement. The existing layer of asphalt for the rest of the repair area was removed, a new base layer was laid there, and the entire area was topped off with the final layer of asphalt.

The work of resurfacing was completed in two days. Vehicles were allowed on the new surface immediately after the work was complete. Impressive!

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Kuriacose Joseph

I am an engineer by training. I am exploring new horizons after having spent many years in the Industry. My interests are varied and I tend to write about what is on my mind at any particular moment in time.

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