[LMB] OT: Pavement
cjbotteron at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 19:03:23 BST 2019
Since we have at least one pavement expert on the list: In Syracuse, NY,
in the 1950s, the roads near us were topped with asphalt. On hot days this
would bubble up in bubbles nearly an inch across, with water in them. As a
small child (curious in more than one way) I enjoyed popping these. The
resulting mess on my skin and clothing had to be cleaned up with kerosene.
My parents said the roads were done with cheap postwar materials, but I
never found out what the exact problem was.
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