Friday, May 20, 2011

Downtown Brick? Here's How It's Done

Hammering down the frame to create "brick."
If you've ever wondered how construction guys get that brick look in the asphalt downtown (or wherever), here's how it's done:

The asphalt is heated and sprayed a brick color. Then a metal frame with the "bricks" carved out of it is placed on the brick area and hammered into the soft asphalt. The "hammer" is the orange machine above. Another machine blows very hot air onto the asphalt and you can see two guys with canisters spraying the bricks red.

Cool stuff.

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