10 OZ. OF DRY ROCK POWDER THAT IS MIXED WITH WHITE OR CARPENTERS GLUE AND WATER to THE CONSISTENCY OF TOOTHPASTE. Spread it out with a bread knife and/or palate knife just like a real concrete finisher would. Breaking away from that sterile plastic look for streets and sidewalks This three-building set came in from Downtown Deco last month and I started putting it together lately. An extra plastic building was placed into the scene so there could be an alley in the middle of the block. The street and sidewalks are in place with my #1290 Concrete Paving material. This is my first attempt at having a track in a paved street. 1/8″ Foam core was used for the sidewalk and thin cardboard for the base between the rails.

1290 Concrete Paving Material

Our paving material powder is mixed into glue (carpenters) and water to a consistency of toothpaste. The creative part is adding details like the original brick street exposed through the broken pavement. The creative part is adding details like the original brick street exposed through the broken pavement. A similar theme of streets and sidewalks will carry through with the new block of buildings. This requires a jog in the streets that adds interest to the scene. Notice that the scenery is at an angle to the wall and bench work to keep the viewer’s eye from following those straight lines. The street traffic can keep flowing with this half-block jog worked into the narrow limitations of bench work. The area at left will be transformed into a representation of my favorite junkyard on Water Works Street.


Cracking of Portland cement concrete pavements is a common, even expected, occurrence. While it is easy to determine the properties of hardened concrete that will be suitable for the pavement quality concrete, great care is required throughout the entire construction process to ensure that the laid concrete attains all its desired properties without leading to any premature distresses. Any negligence during the construction process may lead to premature distresses in concrete pavement slabs. These may appear in the form of uncontrolled cracking, plastic shrinkage cracking, settlement cracking mainly over pipe culverts, and near slab culverts, popouts, crack over dowel bars.

All kinds of distresses observed in concrete pavements happen due to some specific reason associated with the behavior of either concrete as a material or concrete pavement slab as a structure. Sometimes, it is very confusing and difficult to ascertain the correct cause of a particular kind of distress but it is possible to find it out by carrying out an investigation coupled with proper understanding of concrete pavement response to environmental and traffic loadings. In any case, it is very essential to fix the cause of distress before selecting the most suitable repair methodology.


When it comes to the repair of distressed concrete pavements, very limited options are available. It is very difficult and time consuming to repair hardened concrete. Full depth and partial depth repair, slab replacement, crack sealing, crack stitching, staple pinning are some of the repair techniques that can be used for repairing the distressed concrete pavements.

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Pavement, in construction, is an outdoor floor or superficial surface covering. Paving materials include asphalt, concrete, stones such as flagstone, cobblestone, and setts, artificial stone, bricks, tiles, and sometimes wood. In landscape architecture, pavements are part of the hardscape and are used on sidewalks, road surfaces, patios, courtyards, etc. The term pavement comes from Latin pavimentum, meaning a floor beaten or rammed down, through Old French pavement. The meaning of a beaten-down floor was obsolete before the word entered English.Pavement laid in patterns like mosaics were commonly used by the Romans. WIKI

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