The Throop Company’s breadth and depth of experience can benefit all stages of a concrete freeway slab replacement project. We have worked on almost every freeway or highway in southern California from San Diego, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Monica (just to name a few). We have poured Rapid Set concrete and Type II cement in places like Las Vegas, Lost Hills, King City, the San Francisco bay area, Sacramento, in Nevada, the state of Washington and many other cities and states.
We also sell POLYQuik FastPatch concrete repair products. Each FastPatch product has been developed to repair very specific concrete problems such as concrete spalls, voids or break-outs in concrete from airport runways, busy highways and roadways, to warehouse buildings, parking lots and sidewalks, and more. These concrete repair products have taken years to perfect and are fast curing, tough materials. Each different product is designed with ready-to-use packaging to meet specific concrete or asphalt repair needs.
We work under a general contractor who coordinates the cutting and removal of the damaged slabs, prepares the areas for the concrete, and performs the placing, finishing, and curing of the concrete. The Throop Company is primarily involved with producing the concrete; but we know and understand the process of the freeway panel replacement operation so well that we can help the general contractor with recommendations and suggestions. Because of our many years of experience in the entire freeway panel replacement process the George L. Throop Company can enhance a crews’ work flow, materials movement processes and methods throughout.
We are hired to produce the concrete that will replace the deteriorating concrete road panels that occur on busy, high-traffic freeways and highways. Each freeway panel is a slab of concrete that is usually 16 feet long, 12 feet wide and 9-12 inches deep. Construction is usually at night and on weekends when traffic volume is lower. We work with the general contractor to coordinate the movement of materials in relationship with the traffic and the needed lane closures; we completely understand the risky environment of doing freeway road work and are very safety conscious.
Caltrans requires our mobile batch plants to be examined and calibrated every month — and we have met or exceed those Caltrans requirements each and every time.
Producing rapid setting, fast-setting concrete using our volumetric mobile concrete portable batch plant equipment and skilled operators to pour new freeway panels allows Caltrans and other transportation organizations to open up the freeway or highway to traffic within 2 hours – sometimes less. The George L. Throop custom-designed batch plant mixers are perfect for this application. In addition we are experts at coordinating the raw materials and staging the process required to produce the concrete.
We have been doing freeway and highway panel replacement repair for Caltrans for many years. Contact us and find out how we can be a part of your team doing concrete freeway panel replacement.