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Finish line in sight for BART

Finish line in site for new BART station

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 7, 2017

SAN JOSE – Successful completion of a new station for BART to extend from Fremont into San Jose, working alongside two other major contracts, doesn’t happen without clearing some pretty high hurdles.
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Failure not an option

Failure not an option for this paving Rock Star

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 2, 2017

SAN JOSE – By all accounts, it’s a miracle JP Paving celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.
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Asphalt quality guaranteed

Asphalt quality guaranteed with this team

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 22, 2017

REDWOOD CITY – Telling a customer we’re going to make a specific asphalt mix isn’t good enough.
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Winning photo

Graniterock operator among Engineering News-Record's photo contest winners

Posted by Graniterock on Jan 25, 2017

Ian Bright of Operating Engineers Local 3 snapped this photo of Graniterock railcar unloader Roger Langley at our asphalt plant in South San Francisco.
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Hunter's Point Superfund project

Asphalt for Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard Superfund project

Posted by Robert Ellenwood on Dec 29, 2016

Cool Projects:
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Keys to the perfect paving job

Keys to the perfect paving job

Posted by Graniterock on Dec 6, 2016

Brent Edelman is an expert on what it takes to execute the perfect asphalt paving job.A Graniterock superintendent and operations manager, Brent has spent his 30-year construction career building roads, highways and other high profile projects.Currently he works with Graniterock’s paving crews and project management teams to ensure each project turns out according to the owner’s specifications, and is delivered on time and budget.We’ve asked Brent to share some of that knowledge and experience.
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20 years of Graniterock interns

20 years of Graniterock interns

Posted by Barbara Kimball on Aug 18, 2016

Graniterock is proud to celebrate its 20th year of offering internships to college students looking to try the construction industry.
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True test of team work

Paving Interstate 280: True test of team work across Graniterock

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 17, 2016

WOODSIDE – Coming down to the wire, Graniterock’s Construction Division just wrapped up one of its larger paving projects in recent years.
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Tender Asphalt Mixes - Causes and Cures

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

A“tender” asphalt mix usually refers to a mix that is difficult to compact. It may have a tendency to shove under the roller wheels and/ or leave longitudinal cracks at the edge of the steel drums. Either a lack of friction between particles or a lack of shear strength in  the mix essentially causes tenderness. Both these problems can be the result of many factors, the most common of which we will discuss. 
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Tender Pavements

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

A tender or slow-setting asphalt pavement is defined as one that scuffs under horizontally applied shearing loads after compaction has been completed, such as when power steering turns are made by a stationary vehicle. There are several causes of “tender pavements” including a faulty mix design, low compaction, and liquid asphalt saturation. Although each of these causes contributes to tender pavement, the most common root cause of a tender asphalt pavement is premature application of a preventive maintenance surface treatment (i.e. sealcoat, slurry seal, chip seal).
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