The StreetScaper was designed to prevent street drainage problems and excessive asphalt repairs in the communities I was developing. We were spending an average of 2k per curb inlet in street repairs prior to the final overlay due to compromised sub-grade, stone base and asphalt.
When the asphalt is held down during construction, water couldn't enter the storm drain as designed and we typically would rely on weep holes to eliminate standing water near curb inlets.
This method almost always clogged and increased in size. They were unsightly and hazardous to pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. This trapped water can compromise the sub-grade, stone and asphalt and the StreetScaper allows water to enter the storm drain during this period and also eliminates expensive repairs & delays prior to street acceptance.
The most common location for street failure is at or on a patch. Patches at or near catch basins have an increased chance of repeated failure since there may still be excessive moisture trapped in the stone and sub-grade. The once solid section of asphalt now has a cold joint that is susceptible to movement which could also cause the asphalt to fail.
The benefit to the cities & towns is that it can eliminate or lessen the chance of street failure after acceptance which will save time, money and resources.
This damage may not become apparent for several years, but at that point it will be a city expense to repair. The StreetScaper provides a good tight seal and can be paved over when it is time to put down the final layer of asphalt.
From my 25+ years of experience in land development and home-building, the areas that failed the fastest and most often are the areas that have had standing water and/or have been patched. The StreetScaper can help eliminate these problems.
Please contact us if you would like to hear more about the benefits of using the StreetScaper on your next project.
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