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Concrete Walkway Trip Hazard Removal in New Brunswick NJ

When it comes to concrete paving in New Jersey communities like New Brunswick, put your trust in the reliable expertise of Garden State Pavement Solutions. Whether fixing trip hazards, repairing sidewalks, installing curbs, or handling any concrete-related needs, our skilled team is here to deliver top-quality results. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we’ll ensure your sidewalks, curbs, and patios are safe, durable, and visually appealing. We recently did this for a local school with dangerous sidewalks.

In New Brunswick, NJ, Garden State Pavement Solutions completed a concrete repair project involving the removal of trip hazards using the poly lifting technique. This method is highly effective for fixing sidewalks and other cracked and settled surfaces. It involves injecting a specialized polyurethane foam beneath the sunken or uneven slab. As the foam expands, it gently lifts and levels the paving, eliminating tripping hazards and restoring the surface to its original position. This technique is efficient, cost-effective, and minimally invasive, providing long-lasting results and preventing the need for costly and time-consuming concrete replacement.

We have a long-standing relationship with this client, and we’re proud to keep local students and citizens safe by fixing their concrete walkways. The client was also pleased with the professionalism of the Garden State team. The results of our work were met with positive comments about the successful resolution of the trip hazards.

If you have broken concrete on your property, don’t wait until someone has an accident! Instead, contact us today and experience the Garden State Pavement Solutions difference!

Roadway Paving and Reconstruction Project in New Brunswick NJ

Garden State Pavement Solutions completed a community reconstruction project of a roadway, sidewalks, parking, and drainage for New Brunswick, NJ. Over the past ten years, we have been reconstructing this community area in phases to get everything done. This client has us working from Florida to New Jersey, our home state. We audited all their asphalt, concrete, and drainage assets, and this project was a priority.

The paving project involved installing new drainage systems, including downspouts and underdrains, and constructing new concrete walkways, patios, and curbing. The client, with whom Garden State Pavement Solutions has had a long-standing relationship, sought assistance addressing various issues, including needing a 6-inch full-depth roadway reconstruction, improving drainage to prevent liability hazards, and replacing non-compliant concrete walkways and curbing.

Professional concrete paving services, including parking lot drainage, are crucial for maintaining safe and functional surfaces. These services specialize in planning and executing effective drainage systems, ensuring efficient water runoff, and preventing hazards. By relying on the expertise of professional paving teams like Garden State Pavement Solutions, property owners can enhance the longevity and usability of their paved areas, minimizing the risk of accidents and preserving the integrity of the pavement.

This New Brunswick paving project resulted in a brand new, safe, and compliant courtyard, walkway, sidewalks, and parking lot. We even optimized the line striping to create approximately ten additional parking spaces, addressing the community’s pressing need for more parking.

Garden State Pavement Solutions, formerly Garden State Sealing, has been a trusted partner in property management since 1983. With advanced evaluation tools, a pavement rating system, and a project management methodology, we help property managers budget and plan construction, reconstruction, and maintenance projects effectively. Our focus on transparency and customer trust ensures the efficient execution of paving services to achieve your goals and preserve and extend your valuable assets.

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How to Choose a Commercial Snow Removal Contractor



Winter is officially upon us, many parts of the country have already been blanketed in snow, and your facility’s commercial snow removal plan has likely gone into effect already–or else is primed to do so at any moment.


We know that often, that plan involves outsourcing snow removal to hired contractors. At this point you’ve likely weighed the pros and cons of hiring a third party vs. using an in-house crew, and decided the extent to which you’ll use a commercial snow removal contractor–whether for all of your facility’s snow and ice needs, just after heavier storms, only in certain areas, etc.


But who should you choose for the job?


When choosing a snow removal contractor, there are several factors to consider.


First of all, be aware of certain liabilities that can arise in such an agreement, and be sure that a given contractor hasn’t caused

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Why Treated Rock Salt is Better for your Sidewalks than Calcium Chloride

Much of the discussion about the effects of deicing products on concrete centers around the corrosive effects deicing products have on embedded steel used to reinforce concrete. This is for good reason, the deterioration of embedded steel in concrete can be directly connected to catastrophic failures in bridges, parking garages, or other structural concrete exposed to deicing products. But if you are a facility manager whose primary concern is nonstructural concrete such as sidewalks, concrete trailer parking areas, steps, and entryways, treated rock salt is a better choice for your concrete surfaces.


First, let’s dispel the myth that calcium chloride is safe for concrete. The next time a contractor tells you that calcium chloride is better for your concrete sidewalks than salt, ask why? He/she will probably say that rock salt eats concrete. At that point, ask how? In most cases, that will be the end of the conversation.


The truth is unless we are talking about the corrosive chemical reactions between chlorides and embedded steel in concrete, the primary cause of damage to concrete by deicing products is that caused by increased freeze-thaw cycles and not chemical damage. That’s not to say that there is no chemical damage caused to concrete by the use of chloride-containing deicing products, but first, let’s look at how physical damage takes place.


Concrete is often referred to as a hard sponge because of its sponge-like appearance under magnification and its propensity to absorb moisture. When we apply deicers to snow and ice the resulting water is absorbed by the concrete. If the deicer products become diluted or the temperature continues to fall, that water or moisture in the concrete will freeze again. As this meltwater refreezes, it expands within the concrete microstructure and can separate paste from aggregate or expand pores. As this happens over and over again the damage increases exponentially. Spalling and pitting will start to occur. As the top surface of the concrete weakens, the water is able to be drawn in deeper within the concrete and the damage can intensify. Deicing products create artificial freeze-thaw cycles that the concrete would not normally have to endure. Due to the increasing frequency of slip and fall lawsuits, contractors and property managers have had to use increasing amounts of deicing products on concrete sidewalks, steps, and entryways. The result has been increased damage to these concrete surfaces.


Why treated salt and not calcium chloride?

The Science


To answer this question, we look at the chemical damage caused by deicing materials. Calcium Silica Hydrate(C-S-H) and Calcium Hydroxide(C-H) are the two principal products of cement hydration (concrete curing process). Exposure to any chloride can cause concrete to leach C-H. The loss of C-H can lead to an increase in concrete porosity as well as a decrease in concrete PH level. The PH level is important because at high PH levels, there is little chance of reinforcing steel corrosion. C-S-H is the primary source of concrete strength and can account for more than 50% of the paste which holds the aggregate together. The interaction of sodium chloride ions with C-S-H can cause C-S-H to lose some of its calcium ions. Calcium Chloride and Magnesium chloride can similarly cause C-S-H to lose calcium ions and therefore some of its strength, but they have additional reactions as well.


Calcium Chloride ions react with leftover cement hydration products to form complex salts. These salts form crystals that grow within the concrete and create tensile stresses in the concrete. Additionally, calcium chloride damages concrete through the formation of oxychloride. Oxychloride is formed between calcium chloride and water. This new compound creates destructive hydraulic pressures.


Magnesium ions, supplied by magnesium chloride react with the C-S-H to produce M-S-H. The resulting M-S-H is not cementitious and therefore provides no strength to the concrete. Over time this can lead to a significant loss of concrete strength. Magnesium ions will also react with the CH to form brucite. Brucite crystals, within the concrete pores, create internal pressures and can lead to increased porosity.


Of the three most common deicers, treated salt, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride, I believe treated salt is the best choice for concrete sidewalks. My reasons are listed below;


• Treated salt, while it may not work as quickly, will last longer and may reduce the amount of freeze/thaw cycles.

• Treated salt does not have the same chemical reactions with the concrete as calcium chloride or magnesium chloride.

• Treated salt is half the cost of calcium chloride. Treated with a small amount of liquid calcium or magnesium chloride and an agricultural enhancer it can work to much colder temperatures than straight rock salt.

• Treated rock salt contains corrosion inhibitors and is colored to enhance visibility to aid the applicator in putting the proper amount down.


Of course the use of any deicer product is going to some extent be detrimental to the concrete surface. The question is which deicing product is going to be the least harmful and how can we best manage its use? The last question we should ask is; what is the value in paying twice as much for calcium chloride when treated rock salt will work just as effectively and is less harmful to the concrete?

Does No Snow Mean No Potholes?

New Jersey winters have been relatively mild in recent years, and snow totals have been below average. If you believe snow forms potholes, you would expect fewer potholes needing repair in the spring. If only that were true. Potholes are formed by snow and ice and from the freeze-thaw cycles, we experience during northeast winters, with or without snow.


Potholes can start with a crack as small as 1/8 of an inch. Even the best-maintained pavements are subject to damages over time. These cracks enable moisture to infiltrate the pavement. Pavements that have recently had seal coating or asphalt rejuvenator applied are less susceptible to water infiltration.


It is the presence of water in the pavement that is the problem. When the temperature drops below 32°F, any water in the pavement freezes and expands. The ice pushes up the top layers of asphalt. When the temperature rises again, the ice thaws and creates a gap. The top layer of asphalt weakens as traffic passes over the holes. The temperature will again rise and fall until more cracks appear in the area, and the cracks connect to form a ring. Eventually, the ring of cracks collapses into itself. It is now a pothole.


We recommend that property owners and managers keep a keen eye on any developing potholes during pothole season. Once a pothole is formed, a temporary repair should be considered. Asphalt plants are not open during the winter to provide the product needed for a complete repair. The quick repair will impede the pothole growth. Still, more importantly, it will protect the property owner from potential insurance or legalities stemming from pedestrian accidents or vehicle damage related to contact with the pothole.


Garden State Sealing is here to serve you. If you have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at (732) 229-7758.

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