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We have worked on over 1,000 bridges in Michigan and the surrounding states for MDOT, counties, and municipalities. We deploy our fleet of vehicles and equipment to jobs across the US, every day of the week.

A wide variety of solutions exist to repair cracked concrete, but understanding the proper solution to every unique problem is a skill that not many concrete repair technicians have. At Smith's Waterproofing, our decades of experience have provided us with deep knowledge of a variety of techniques for repairing cracked concrete, from fibre-reinforced plastic wrap systems for issues that impact structural integrity to crack and joint sealing for many surface issues.

Epoxy Overlay Services

A fast and cost effective method of preventative maintenance that includes removing the top layer of concrete from a bridge or road surface, then applying a polyurethane based epoxy and then aggregate. The epoxy enters and seals cracks in the bridge deck and bonds aggregate in place. The aggregate increases vehicle traction and reduces stopping time. Epoxy overlays have been proven to extend the service life of infrastructure and protect investment.

Using Epoxy Overlay for Clarkston Road High Friction Surface Treatment

Oakland County Road Commission chose Smith's Waterproofing to install a high friction surface treatment on Clarkston Road. Work was performed on three specific corners, where multiple vehicular fatalities have occurred. Smith's Waterproofing was the prime contractor for the job and was allowed three weekends to complete the project. The project was completed in just one weekend through great planning and execution by the foremen and crews.

One of the challenges faced during this project was communicating with the homeowners that lived on the road, and keeping them informed of the construction schedule. Each lane of the road was shut down for 6 hours while the epoxy cured. During this time, homeowners were not able to enter or exit their driveway with their vehicles. To ensure the homeowners were not restricted from leaving their homes, Smith's communicated with over 40 individuals with homes on Clarkston Road to ensure they were aware of when the road would be closed. This allowed for homeowners to park their vehicle in nearby locations and have the ability to travel freely.

This project was completed two weekends ahead of schedule and under budget. This was another safe project completed with no near misses, accidents or injuries.

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High Friction Surface Treatment For Ohio

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High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) enhances the ability of a road surface to provide pavement friction to vehicles in critical braking or cornering maneuvers.

  • High friction surface treatments dramatically and immediately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 617 indicates a reduction of 20 percent for all intersection crashes.
  • Reduce hydroplaning on wet surfaces
  • Reduce black ice

Kalamazoo High Friction Surface Treatment:

The State of Michigan and MDOT awarded Smith's Waterproofing the project to install high friction surface treatment on multiple accident-prone locations on the I-94/US-131 interchange, as well as, Gun Lake Casino ramp, Business Loop 94 or US-131, and main line I-94 (near Battle Creek, MI). Each location was chosen due to a fatality, which may have been prevented with a high friction surface treatment.

This project included use of Smith's shotblasting crews to surface prep the areas to a CSP 3 before crews applied the high friction surface treatment. Crews worked around the clock to complete the project, which was in high traffic areas. Night work was required to reduce the impact on traffic and meet the completion deadline.

Smith's setup a temporary yard in Kalamazoo to store trucks, equipment, and material. The temporary yard was strategically chosen in close proximity to each worksite, which increased productivity to meet the project deadline. The location of the shop also minimized time spent traveling to each location and maximized working hours for each crew.


  • 218,040 square feet of high friction surface treatment
  • Completed 28% under the engineer estimate
  • No accidents or injuries
  • Completed ahead of schedule

Surface Preparation For Ohio Projects

Combination of methods used to remove deteriorated or contaminated concrete and roughen and clean a substrate to enhance bond of a repair material or protective coating.

Surface Preparation On 1-75:

Through the Michigan Department of Transportation, Smith's Waterproofing acted as the prime contractor on the I-75 High Friction Surface Treatment (HSFT) on I-75 north bound between 11 Mile Road & 12 Mile Road. The project included surface prep of the highway with 5 shotblasters, cleaning the dirt, dust, and contaminants, and then applying the HFST.

The MDOT schedule gave two weekends to complete the project, from Friday at 10:00 PM to Monday at 5:00 PM. Smith's utilized four crews to complete the project in one weekend. The four crews worked 24 hours a day from Friday at 10:00 PM until Sunday at 6:00 PM. This project was completed with zero accidents or injuries.

Healer Sealer and Sealer Overlay Services

See our healer sealer and sealer overlay work in action!

Zilwaukee Bridge -- I-75/ US-23 over the Zilwaukee River

In 2013, the mile and a half long Zilwaukee Bridge was shut down for sealer overlay (healer sealer), structural crack repair to bearing pads, and bearing pad replacement.

Smith's Waterproofing installed sealer overlay (healer sealer) over the entire North and South Bound decks, totaling 1,170,000 square feet. Smith's also performed epoxy crack injection on the bearing pads, which are designed to support up to 8 million pounds each.

To complete the work on schedule, Smith's utilized three shotblasters and one installation crew for the healer sealer. Two additional crews were utilized for the structural crack injection of the bearing pads.


  • Healer Sealer installed on 1,170,000 square feet of bridge surface
  • Work performed in 30 days over a period of two years
  • No reportable injuries
  • Completed on time and under budget

Smith's Waterproofing is one of the leading High Friction Surface Treatment Contractors throughout the Midwest, and preferred by Ohio . Contact us to learn more about our services, and how we can help with your next construction project. We look forward to making your next construction job go as smooth as possible.