NCFI’s TerraThane™ Helps Improve Houston’s Busy Highways
Erosion beneath the highways causes the concrete highway slabs to drop, roadway depressions, uneven bridge approaches, and uneven joints that make driving bumpy and uncomfortable, dangerous, and causes severe wear and tear on automobiles.
Highways around Houston, TX are known for their traffic, only lagging behind other metropolises like Los Angeles, D.C., and Atlanta. This means the roadways need constant repair, but they also can’t be closed while the work is done. Extensive repairs were needed on one of the city’s busiest corridors in the NE quadrant where I-10, 610 Loop, I-59, and I-69 feed millions of cars daily to, from, and around Harris County. In the past, one of the only options available was mudjacking, which uses a mix of mud, sand, cement, crushed limestone, and water hydraulically pumped into large holes drilled into the concrete slabs to fill voids and level the slabs. It uses more and much larger equipment, and requires larger holes to be drilled. It also typically requires the roadway to be closed for a long period of time and clean up time is considerable.