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Toronto Roads are now filled with cracks and potholes

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  • Jan 21st, 2018 11:33 pm
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Now you know why the wealthy don't drive their racecars here in winter season...
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ShadowVlican wrote:
Jan 15th, 2016 10:47 pm
Now you know why the wealthy don't drive their racecars here in winter season...
Well I still see people driving their Porsche 911's in the winter. Probably can't afford a winter car.
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carmaster wrote:
Jan 15th, 2016 11:03 pm
Well I still see people driving their Porsche 911's in the winter. Probably can't afford a winter car.
Lol those are leased / non-car enthusiasts
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carmaster wrote:
Jan 15th, 2016 11:03 pm
Well I still see people driving their Porsche 911's in the winter. Probably can't afford a winter car.
That is their winter car lol their lambo is in the garage at home waiting for spring.
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shawn01 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2016 6:07 am
That is their winter car lol their lambo is in the garage at home waiting for spring.
Ya right. LOL
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FWIW, the Porsche 911 has about 1" more clearance than the Lamborghinis.
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carmaster wrote:
Jan 15th, 2016 11:03 pm
Well I still see people driving their Porsche 911's in the winter. Probably can't afford a winter car.
They're simply driving it like the leased it. Which in most cases is what they did.
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JPTN wrote:
Jan 15th, 2016 8:50 pm
Ice + thawing = damage. It's physics. Toronto is not special... or inept: it's because of how asphalt is made.
Dr. Hesps discovery of asphalt cement being diluted with waste engine oil residue explains alot. The high parafin content of engine oils is the problem. Saturated hydrocarbons (parafin wax) is like adding candles to your roads. At room temperature, candles are soft and pliable, but once frozen, they are brittle and shatter when dropped. The same tension differences when its mixed in asphalt cement causes cracking due to thermal changes. The cracks allow moisture between the layers which pops the top layer off making the beginnings of pot holes.

The answer is removing additives from asphalt cement, specifying high quality a/c (stop buying the cheapest asphalt on earth), training contractors on how to work with quality asphalt, and by protecting all new asphalt with an in-depth penetrating low wax sealer which protects against degradation due to road chemicals and weather.

The problem is that government is influenced by the multi billion dollar asphalt industry and by reducing asphalt longevity, the asphalt industry stands to grow at a much faster pace at the taxpayers expense.
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gh05t wrote:
Jan 16th, 2016 9:08 am
They're simply driving it like the leased it. Which in most cases is what they did.
True. Fake ballers.
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Now ?? They have been covered in potholes since I have first seen them, its not an odd thing around here. These holes however were somewhat out of the ordinary.
Black Creek ,Kodak drive
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Bayview
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http://www.windsorstar.com/cms/binary/7 ... 20Sheppard Ave.
Dufferin and Finch
http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thes ... erbox.jpeg

Etc.
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I lol'd @ 'Now'. More like always.
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so its basically corruption.

and people say there's little or no corruption in Canada, we're worse than 3rd world because its legalized here and nobody catches it and/or punishes those responsible.
Instead, those companies rake in millions in contracts
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transitguy1 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2016 1:10 pm

and people say there's little or no corruption in Canada
What people ? The one that just discovered the potholes in Toronto ?
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lol @ people who think there's no corruption in the US, it's just in different sectors not roadwork.

As far as quality of roads, I've seen some pretty terrible roads in the US where it snows too, the difference is that we abuse salt more in Canada so that deteriorates roads even faster. Most "large cities" in the Northern US don't get enough snow and ice to warrant the large scale use of salt; the areas that get really bad tend to be more rural and the roads there are usually either gravel or people own heavier duty vehicles.

The issue is also that when potholes appear, the municipality would rather patch/fill them than redo the entire street section due to traffic flow concerns.
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speaking of shtty roads...has anyone else noticed the sht job the contractors did on the repaved part of the collector between yorkdale mall and yonge (eastbound). all uneven and not smoothed out properly especially on the left lane
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