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History Of Roads

Antique The first shapes of road transport were oxen and horses carrying properties on tracks, for example, the Natchez Trace. At the time of the Paleolithic Age, the constructed tracks were not needed in the open country. Fords, mountain passes are the first places were the first improved trails showed up and over swamps. Removing trees and huge stones on

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Tips for finding the right Bitumen provider

TIPS FOR FINDING THE RIGHT BITUMEN PROVIDER  To find a good bitumen supplier might look like a complicated process. Still, it is straightforward in reality, if you know how to limit your search down to the appropriate local expert to meet your requirements. Bitumen is preferably the choice for the pavement of the roads, private

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Road Building Project

In regards to commercial, infrastructural projects, roads come up to amongst one of the most magnificent installations, principally in the sector of business. Commonly, ways are including all kinds of experiencedly constructed outdoor arteries that include pavements, private access roads driveways, parking lots, and even the enormous public highways.   Exceptionally among a few specially

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What is a good asphalt?

Features of a good asphalt driveway? These are the essential considerations for a good asphalt driveway. Including: • suitable foundation; • properly designed for drainage; • opportune materials; • good construction actions • maintenance promptly. As one of the experts in this field has said. “quality materials, proper practices, good handiwork and good preparation of

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magnificent potentials in Kenya’s bitumen market

             Kenya’s road development program is in extreme need of a steady bitumen supply·         Kenya’s request for bitumen products is going to go up with new budget allotment for the construction of new ports, roads, and airports and also to maintain the already existing transport infrastructure.  The

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HOW TO START A BITUMEN EMULSION BUSINESS

Obviously, everyone thought about establishing a business at least for one time in their life. The aspire of working entirely for yourself, not for somebody else, is appealing.  But only a few dare to open their own business. On the other hand, some people do not have tangible ideas, and some do not dare to

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Disadvantages of Plastic Bitumen

As far as using plastics in constructing new roads and highways, this is nothing new. Recently, studies have shed light onto the usage of plastic waste in road construction, specifically, plastic roads. Plastic roads primarily make use of plastic grocery bags, PET bottles and disposable cups reclaimed from landfills as a main ingredient for the

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Disadvantages of Concrete

  Disadvantages of concrete roads: cost: Concrete cement costs much more compare to bitumen. Saving the projects from the extra costs is one of the most critical elements to consider for the road builders. Sometimes to stop the concrete from drying too early, select chemicals need to be added or wet cloth like a cover.

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Advantages of Concrete

Why do some countries have started replacing asphalt Roads with concrete? India has started to expand its usage, for instance, if you drive from Pune to Mumbai, you will notice the expressway being beautifully paved in concrete. It not just that even more in almost all the new projects in India they are mostly using

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Cement Bitumen

emulsified asphalt mixtures are more beneficial and better than hot mixtures, environmentally, economically, and logistically advantages over hot mixtures. However, the emulsified bitumen is at the attention of the scientist as structural layers due to their deficient performance and proneness to be damaged early by rainfall. Mechanical characteristic of emulsion mixtures can be enhanced and

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Plastic Bitumen

Most of the industrial activities leave an enormous amount of waste, industries like factories, mines, and mills. Moreover, this industrial waste, city waste in the form of garbage containing non-bio degradable materials are also formed within the municipal limits. This makes up one of the biggest pollution offenders for the environment, and it places a

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Rubber Bitumen

Developed countries in terms of the industry have 9 kg of wasted tires generated per person every year. For instance, in America, there are an estimated amount of 2 to 3 billion of illegal restored scrap tires. In the mean, while the same issue exists in European union but on a larger scale and with

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Alternatives for bitumen

Asphalt and concrete are ever-present in the transport infrastructure of the world. Are these expensive, unsustainable materials going to be replaced? Due to the importance of the experience, driving, walking, and cycling on paved roads has to be up for consideration. Paved roads form the veins of modern economies, accelerating it, easy and enough to

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Kisii – Ahero Road

Kisii – Ahero Road Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on 2nd of April permitted a tour to the media, on the Kisii – Ahero Road. This road as a big part of the Isebania – Ahero (A1) Road with 84 kilometers, the road goes from Kisii and ends just before the Ahero Junction.  That was

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Emulsion Bitumen

BITUMEN EMULSION – WHAT, WHY & HOW?  What is Bitumen Emulsion? Bitumen Emulsion Bitumen emulsion is a mixture of water & bitumen. You might have this question in mind that oil and water cannot mix. The answer is that; this is possible by adding an emulsifier (a surface-active agent) with water before bitumen is added

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Bitumen Tests

  Tests on bitumen  There is a variety of criteria for the assessment of the properties of bituminous materials. These are some of the tests that are conducted to evaluate the features of bituminous materials.  1. Ductility test  2. Penetration test  3. Softening point test  4. Specific gravity test  5. Viscosity test  6. Flash and Fire

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Modified Bitumen

 Bitumen itself comes from the fractional distillation of crude oil, but that is not the only way of acquiring it, it also exists as deposits naturally. It’s a unique combination of excellent water-proofing, and adhesive properties make it stand out. Therefore, bitumen is being used for various purposes. There are so many benefits to this low-cost

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Malindi- Bagamoyo highway

 The hugely anticipated completion of the Malindi-Bagamoyo road which connects Kenya and Tanzania has been delayed until the beginning of next year as African Development Bank (AfDB), the ones footing the bill, have yet to appropriate the funds for the project. This will eventually be a 460-kilometer highway that should have begun construction in 2016

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Nairobi road project

A Nigerian contractor has been charged with abandoning the job a road project in Nairobi’s Industrial Area, that has inflicted significant losses upon manufacturers and transporters in this area. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announces Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) as the responsible for the failure to complete works on the Enterprise-Likoni road junction, five

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Advantages of bitumen 2

Bitumen is Safe The water can quickly drain through the pavement surface due to the bitumen’s porous form. The other benefit of this will be a reduction in the amount of splash and spray from moving vehicles. Therefore it can create excellent visibility in rainy conditions. “utilizing drainage wearing courses, made of porous mixes is

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Types Of Bitumen

Bitumen is a typical binder consist of different types of materials like carbon and hydrogen. It is used mostly in road construction, and it is usually obtained as a residual product in petroleum refineries after higher fractions like gas, petrol, kerosene, and diesel, etc. are removed.

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Fundamentals

Bitumen History

Ancient Sumerians were the first civilization which started using bitumen in 4000 BC, they used it for different purposes such as sealing their boats and waterproofing towers and construction of buildings (e.g., The Darius Palace in Susa tower of Babel in Babylon) it was also exceptionally used for roadway coating (e.g., .the processional way of Babylon). However, there are claims that bitumen was in use even 5,000 years ago and before the Sumerians.

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