Paving a safe surface for seniors to walk on

Earlier this summer, Federation Housing, a nonprofit developer of retirement homes, installed a 502-m2 (1650-sf) permeable pavement at its Samuel A. Green House in Elkins Park, a closed-in suburb of Philadelphia. The pavement was for walkways and a circular patio at Gil Rosenthal Garden of Peace, located in the...
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Waterproofing for plaza decks

Plaza decks suffer from an identity crisis. They have multiple definitions and names—are they roofs? Floors? Driveways? Courtyards? Vegetative decks? Located over parking areas, arcades, or water storage reservoirs, they may be large (the size of a city block) or small (just a square meter or two).
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Prolonging concrete pavement life

A concrete pavement’s longevity of can be affected by several factors, including the design and construction of the transverse joint. Research was recently conducted to determine what conditions will influence the performance and life cycle cost of a sealed pavement joint.
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Specifying broomed exterior concrete surfaces

As a safety requirement, all exterior concrete surfaces must have a slip-resistant surface. The most common method for this is specifying a ‘broom finish.’ But, is that all there is to it? Specifications must also satisfy owner requirements for appearance, flatness, texture, as well as drainage.
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