Technical Specs

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Technical Specs

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Trapezoidal Grooves Cardinal International

This valuable resource includes:

Information on airport grooving.
A quick introduction to airport grooving as an effective way to eliminate hydroplanning on wet runways.

General grooving notes.
Surface preparation, cure time, groove pattern and dimensions, grooving method, and other specific topics are covered here.

Answers to questions about grooving airport runways.
Will grooves hold up in asphalt pavement? Will they fill up with rubber and dirt? These and ten other common questions are answered in this section.

A specification guide for runway grooving.
Need a detailed guide to writing specifications for your grooving job? This section has all the information you’ll need to meet the DOT’s Circular No. 150/5320-12B.

Nobody grooves runways as quickly and efficiently as Cardinal/International Grooving and Grinding of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. With over fifty patents in the grooving and related fields, Cardinal is the recognized world leader in airport grooving quality and production. And now, having worked in conjunction with the FAA, Cardinal has developed and perfected the Trap Z® method, the world’s first practical method of efficiently and cost effectively producing trapezoidal grooves in both asphalt and concrete runways.



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