Rubber Makes the Road 009

Rubber Makes the Road 009

After 25 years in the construction business, this is Shearer's largest project to date. It's also the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The team relied heavily upon the case of Chautauqua County, NY. After a catastrophic tire pile fire occurred in 1995, causing substantial evacuation of the rural community, a team of civil engineers took immediate action. They successfully compressed all of the remaining tires into bales to use as fill for several roads in the area.

According to Abbey, bales dramatically decrease environmental and health concerns. Fires are easier to extinguish and the condensed environment is less attractive to mosquitoes.

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