Skip to comments.Why Can't America Fill a Pothole?
Posted on 07/22/2019 6:33:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Why cant America build or repair infrastructure on a par with countries in Europe or Asia? Why are our bridges, roads, and airports not what they should be? Arent we the richest and most technologically savvy country in the world? Who or what is holding us back? Kyle Smith of National Review has the surprising (and frustrating) answer.
The deep state needs to have schools and roads for a problem to solve each year “It’s for the children” to dig deep into our pockets. They will never give enough to schools so they can pick pocket each year.
Why cant we fill potholes?
Public employee unions.
Its racist to fill potholes.
Unions + enviromentalists...just say democrats and be done with it.
My rule of thumb. If you want to know good a government you have, check the condition of the roads. Good governments deliver good roads. Sh!tty governments have bad roads, but will ban plastic straws. Civics in a nutshell.
Why Can’t America Fill a Pothole?
Liberals in charge of our cities, counties, states and the country. They have no reason to fill potholes.
Their job is to hate Trump/Americans and to raise our taxes, and supposedly to fill potholes. Which they never do unless they fill the potholes with worthless crud which is gone in a week or less.
They cant settle on a week to discuss it,
Just a wild guess...
It’s impossible for one hole to fill another.
It’s also impossible for more than one hole (no matter how many there might be) to fill any hole whatsoever.
It’s impossible! Only failure will result when one attempts to remove a hole in a garment just by cutting it out.
Almost everyday, you’ll find a county worker on patching patrol. The method of pothole repair is “Toss and Go.” It’s a widely used, accepted method. It’s also extremely low-tech. A shovel-full (or two) of cold patch is tossed into the hole. It’s smoothed with the back of a shovel and a trailing truck runs over it with its tires.
The method is fast and temporary. If there’s rain or snow, the cold patch repair could be gone in days, sometimes less than that.
But there may be a better way: infrared technology.
A number of manufacturers, including Kasi out of New Hampshire, offer rigs that use infrared heating panels to pre-heat the pothole being fixed. The surrounding area is also heated. Warmed asphalt is toss in the hole, the entire area is raked and a roller flattens it out.
How good is the fix?
Tommy Grabowski, a paving contractor out of New Jersey says the repairs are permanent.
The beauty of it is theres no cold joint. Youre heating the road and existing pavement and creating a thermal bond,” says Grabowski.
And Grabowski notes, there’s no seem to the repair that might allow water to seep underneath and recreate the pothole.
Ohio’s Transportation Department commissioned a 2014 study on winter pothole repair method. The research found “infrared patches are expected to last 14 times the expected life” of other meths tested. That included Toss and Go repairs.
My theory is that federal funding has induced a paralysis in local government. The city won’t fill a pothole until is has requested a federal grant for it, had it rejected, appealed it through the Department of Transportation and the courts until finally the whole road has fallen apart which will be paid by the feds. Dump the federal gas tax and all payments for roads except (maybe) interstates through low population states and tell cities and states to pay for their own d*** roads and they should be fixed quickly when they are saving their own money by repairing it quickly.
The county I’m in Wisconsin has had dozens of town roads closed which were wrecked and made impassable by the historic past snow storms melting snowl then past and recent torrents. But our democrat governor(Evers) has decided to divert road funds go to a street car line in Milwaukee.
Politicians and Bureaucrats don’t have all the PAPER WORK (and bribes) completed yet.
Yes we know; you filled out the permits and paper work 200 times already (but did you bribe the right people with the right amount of money or contributions)?
They are colloquially PROCESSING FEES.
Outlaw pubic employee unions and imprison their leaders.
I’m trying to figure out how to interpret “pubic employee unions”. Is that allowed in the workplace?
Do we have to whitewash the blacktop?
Mostly in the schools, the hot teachers and all.
A LARGE CHUNK of a county budget goes to the EDUCATION and PENSION.
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