U.S. highways, railways, roads, and bridges are in decline and in desperate need of repair and have been so for years. According to Reuters, studies indicated “close to half of U.S. roads are in poor or mediocre condition and more than a third of U.S. bridges need repair, replacement or significant rehabilitation”. It is one of the reasons why many influential business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, unions, and elected U.S. officials are asking Congress to take action and dramatically boost spending on the crumbling U.S. infrastructure.
The good news is major DOT Infrastructure repair projects are happening all over the country, and they are likely to ramp up even more in the next few years. Multiple signs indicate the United States could soon be in the midst of a massive improvement initiative to critical transportation and infrastructure projects. There is talk of passing a bold infrastructure spending bill, and earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced it is seeking applicants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. INFRA grants will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance.
WVCO has created various custom products and services for the transportation industry for several decades. State DOTs are already embracing our innovative solutions to repair important infrastructure like roadways, airports, and facilities. WVCO products like FastPatch® have been approved by state DOTs (e.g., California, Texas, Georgia, Washington, etc.) for service on major highways. The product is also being used around the world (e.g., Australia, China, South America, Canada, Mexico, UK) to repair airports, highways, bridges, railroads, and other various applications.
Here are some of our infrastructure repair solutions praised by state DOTs all over the country for use on highways, bridges, railroads, airports, and more.
FastPatch® will outlast and outperform traditional repair materials due to its unique polymer properties. The cure time of FastPatch® is only a few minutes, allowing for quick return-to-service times. It is also cold-applied, which makes it safe to use and means it will not push/shove after it is installed.
SPIKEFAST® is a tie-plugging compound for wood & composite railroad ties. This non-foaming, 100% solids compound is designed to anchor cut-spikes or screw-spikes.
POLYQuik systems are thoroughly evaluated for performance with the latest in application equipment, physical properties testing, weather exposure, adhesion testing, chemical resistance testing, and much more. Click here to view POLYQuik’s product line of Concrete Repair Products, Fillers & Sealants, and Spray Coatings.
-Dispensers: Handheld Systems, SpikeFast® Intermediate Production, High Production
-Railcars: POLYQuik® Hopper Car Lining
-Structures: FastPatch® Facility Maintenance, FastPatch® Bearing Pad Repair, POLYQuik® Bridge Deck Waterproofing
-FastPatch HPRE-MD: specifically designed for embedded rail applications and provides excellent electrical isolation, resilience, and vibration and sound damping.
-POLYQuik spray elastomers- continue to provide superior coatings for railroad cars and other transportation applications.
-Pavement Industry Application, Sealant and Repair Products: Applications include potholes, spall repair, pavement repair, crack sealing, crack filling, reflector & button replacement
-FastPatch Microtrench Systems: Restores micro trenches, curb cuts, or short runs.
-FastPatch 8400: allows for continuous reinstatement of micro-trenches at a rate of 10-23 ft/min. FastPatch Systems are used for fiber optic projects (FTTH) and reinstatement of micro trenches in both roadways and sidewalks.
WVCO Airport Repair Solutions
-Airport Industry Application, Sealant and Repair Products
-FastPatch DPR Airport Repair
-POLYQuik spray elastomers continue to provide superior coatings for airport runways and other transportation applications.
WVCO is more than just a provider of equipment and products—we’re innovators. Let us know the challenges you’re experiencing, and we’ll work with you to create a solution custom-tailored to meet your needs. Contact us at FastPatch@wilvaco.com or 800-333-9826 or https://wvcorailroad.com/contact.