Saw & Seal.

Although it might seem counterintuitive on the surface, sawing and sealing is one of the most effective ways to protect bridges from harsh conditions, especially up here in the Northeast. Installing dedicated control joints provides the very necessary extra flexibility.


A process involving laying new pavement, such as hot-mix application or microsurfacing, is performed on the surface of the bridge. Then, a new joint is sawed into the surface at a predetermined point. This new joint is then filled following the crack-sealing process.


  • Installing control joints during construction or preservation is a proactive way to protect pavement
  • Control joints make surfaces more flexible, giving them the durability to survive harsh weather conditions
  • Joints prevent other cracks from forming on the surface

Consider Saw & Seal when

you’re constructing a new bridge or rehabilitating an old one in an area where weather conditions can be harsh and rapidly changing.

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