Hello and welcome to the company blog, which I fondly call AIRX UTILITY INDUSTRY INSIDER RELAY. Within these posts, you will find industry information, commentary, news, and articles relaying what we do best and how we do it. By we, I mean AirX Utility Surveyors and all the staff and representatives associated with the company.
You can check out what we do and see if it will work with your project. To be frank, we will be networking with larger corporate companies, builders, corporate business park developers, cities, counties, and government agencies. Our services just aren’t suited for backyard cement mixing or something similar.
Services we offer are in conjunction with our very well-trained and certified technicians, estimators, and representatives who are on-site working in the elements to get the job done against all odds.
Here we go. The BIG Trucks doing the big jobs. Daylighting, also known as Hydrovac excavation, is a non-destructive digging method that exposes buried infrastructure. AirX Utility Surveyors use a specialized truck equipped with high-pressured water to safely and precisely break up soil and simultaneously vacuum it up. The mud or slurry is then vacuumed up into the truck-mounted debris tank.
Potholing is the practice of digging a test hole to expose underground utilities to ascertain the horizontal and vertical location of the facility.
Slot trenching is a process that involves excavating narrow trenches to install pipes, cables, or other in-ground utilities. Hydro excavation is preferred for this application because it's precise, non-mechanical, non-destructive, and efficient slot trenching practices.
CCTV stands for closed-circuit television and is commonly known as video surveillance. “Closed-circuit” means broadcasts are usually transmitted to a limited (closed) number of monitors, unlike “regular” TV, which is broadcast to the public at large. CCTV networks are commonly used to detect and deter criminal activities and record traffic infractions, but they have other uses.
Hot Mix Asphalt
Hot mix asphalt is the best way to repair potholes, as it is a more permanent method. The traditional asphalt paving you're familiar with involves a hot mixture and compaction machinery.
There are a couple of different paving methods used –
- Milling – This is a method of resurfacing paving. Using a milling machine to grind down the top layer of the existing asphalt (typically 1.5" depth). A recycling center takes these millings for recycling. A new paving layer is put on top to match the prior thickness.
- Pulverization/Full Depth Reclamation – Asphalt reclamation is a very "green" paving method. In this process, the full depth of the asphalt and pulverizing the remaining portion of the underlying materials takes place. They are then blended to produce a stabilized base course to pave on. Reconstructing the existing asphalt and transforming it into processed stone in-place takes place. This process eliminates costly truck moves and hauling expenses.
Traffic Control Management
There are many advantages of smart traffic control management solutions. By implementing intelligent and well thought out traffic management technology during a street repair, hydrovac excavation, or utility mapping project, cities can: Enhance the quality of life for citizens by reducing congestion, speeding commute times, and alleviating stress, and by contributing to a cleaner environment with less air pollution from congested city streets;