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Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Oh, how they grow. This is phase two of our oven. What you can't see in these pictures are the strong, handsome gentlemen who hauled all this concrete.

By the time you read this, there will be a fresh coat of delicious new asphalt were this dirt lays. As Joseph and I were discussing the various properties of asphalt we realized we didn't know as much about it as we would like. So with some help from Wikipedia---Asphalt or bitumen can sometimes be confused with tar, which is a similar black thermo-plastic material produced by the destructive distillation of coal. The primary use of asphalt (bitumen) is in road construction, where it is used as the glue or binder for the aggregate particles. The road surfacing material is usually called 'asphalt concrete' in North America or simply 'asphalt' elsewhere. The apparent interchangeability of the words 'asphalt' and 'bitumen' causes a lot of confusion outside of the road construction industry despite quite clear definitions within industry circles. Huh.

1 comment:

Shelly Bean said...

i didn't know you even had this nerds.
good job... can't wait!