Detailed at PlateLocks.com, Plate Locks is an award-winning product that marks, identifies and secures steel construction road plates, making cold patch trench plate securing a thing of the past.
Medford, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/31/2012 -- When it comes to road construction and repairs, cold mix asphalt used to dominate the patching arena. Over time, however, issues with respect to the use of cold mix or cold asphalt as well as flush mounting the plate have cropped up, simply because the road or trench plate tends to creep, shift or move as traffic passes over them, causing road hazards that should immediately be fixed.
PlateLocks.com is a website that discusses in detail how Plate Locks have proved to be the better alternative to the traditional cold asphalt. Placed around the perimeter of the road plate and mechanically fastened to the roadway with concrete anchors, plate locks promote safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians with the highly visible safety orange color. Being reusable and recyclable, it reduces the environmental impact usually associated with road repairs and constructions - all while saving money in both labor and material costs.
Johnny Beane, Utility Superintendent at Blacksburg in Virginia, talks about how Plate Locks proved to be an ultimate solution to the town's road projects: "We have been using Plate Locks for several years and we love them. We were having trouble keeping the plates on the ditches in high traffic areas such as Main St. We started using the Plate Lock system and have not had any problems. VDOT requires the plates to be out lined with some sort of markings around the edge and I think this does that and we have to put up signs for the steel plates when in use. We are well pleased with the Plate Lock system."
Compared with cold patching, the use of Plate Locks reduces labor costs in the installation and removal process of road plates because it installs and removes significantly faster. Unlike cold patch that depends solely on adhesion to the roadway, Plate Locks are also mechanically fastened to the roadway, preventing sliding and shifting of road plates.
To learn more about Plate Locks system and how it proposes to be the best alternative, please visit http://platelocks.com for more information.
Plate Locks present a simple solution to a problem every underground construction crew has faced. Not only does this product stop that problem. But they also increase safety for your crew and drivers. They will save you money and time.
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