MDOT Certified Commercial Waterproofing and Construction Company

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.

I-75 High Friction Surface Treatment

Location: I-75 through Royal Oak, MI


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.


  • Installation of 58,680 square feet of High Friction Surface Treatment in one weekend
  • Setup and maintain traffic control over the entire closure
  • Completed 29% under the engineered estimate by MDOT
  • Finished project and opened to traffic in less than half of the allowed time
  • No reportable injuries or accidents

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…

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…

M-20 Emergency Repair

Smith’s Waterproofing utilized 3 crews to perform emergency repairs on M-20 over the Tittabawassee River. This project had an expedited schedule due to the condition of the bridge, which was deteriorating rapidly. Large amounts of concrete were missing, leaving re-bar exposed…

Mansiding Emergency Beam Repair

The Mansiding Road overpass located over US-127 was severely damaged by a high-load hit. The concrete beam that supports Mansiding Road sustained most of the damage and required an emergency repair…

Zilwaulkee Bridge

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…