More stories about Aggregates

  • Hurting for dirt?

    At, city managers can post ads calling for someone to take surplus fill dirt, sand, gravel, recycled concrete, and asphalt off their hands, or post a call for needed material.

  • Sun, sand, and sewage

    Beaches attract swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers, but they also attract less desirable visitors, like bacteria and other pollutants from sewer and stormwater system malfunctions. Little wonder, then, that monitoring and maintaining water quality is a big concern for the public works agencies.

  • Roadworks accessories

    The latest in roadworks accessories.

  • Cold patch with a twist

    John Ackerman, general manager of Everett, Wash.-based YK Products LLC, explains the innovative U.S. Cold Patch.

  • How to choose a sewer cleaner

    Nick Woodhead, the President of U.S. Jetting, weighs in with some sound advice on the right equipment for your sewer cleaning job.

  • Highway construction costs soar

    The cost of highway construction materials has increased by 22% in the past two years, according to a recent association analysis.

  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG products March 2005

    Right on the heels of World of Concrete, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 lands at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 15–19. With more than 2300 exhibitors stretching over more than 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space, the show offers an opportunity to view the latest construction and materials...

  • Keeping your equipment shop updated

    Darryl Syler, fleet operations manager for Little Rock, Ark., and 38 technicians operate four shops in which they maintain some 1200 vehicles and machines for the city. “Our biggest challenge is to stay up-to-date with the ability to diagnose and repair our fleet and equipment,” he said.

  • Microtunneling in Hawaii

    Just 40 miles long and 26 miles wide, Oahu is not the biggest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, but it serves as the seat of government and is home to the state's largest city, Honolulu. It also is home to Honolulu Harbor, the largest and most singularly important of the state's commercial...

  • Park maintenance equipment

    The Model 2900 stump grinder features a 79-hp engine, and a 24-inch hydrostatic cutter wheel that lets the machine quickly dispatch stumps of any size. Its expandable and retractable rubber-tracked undercarriage and compact width (35 inches at its narrowest) allow it to move through confined areas...