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Pavers In Crosswalks-Water Issues

October 30, 2009 By: Tom Davis Category: Sidewalk Features

Concrete unit pavers in crosswalks make a distinctive pathway and adds a classy touch to the intersection. By using different colors and placementĀ  patternsĀ  they can be a memorable place-making amenity. This post and several others that will follow will address placement configuration and issues that drive up maintenance cost.Cross-section of paver crosswalk installation in downtown Houston Texas.

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Urban Layers–Celebration on Labor Day

September 06, 2009 By: Tom Davis Category: Misc Urban Infrastructure

This post is for the purpose of celebrating the generations of people who have worked for many years in our urban places long before the term urban was used and blogs were read. Our reconstruction/revitalization of the historic end of downtown Houston dug through some of the oldest soil in the city. When we rebuilt Commerce St. at Fannin St. we were only a few feet from Allen’s Landing where Houston began. Layers of old street pavement in DT Houston 1.JPG

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