eFlex Demo in St. Petersburg, Florida Hot Mix Asphalt is a crucial and important asset to any road network. It provides a durable, smooth surface with a rich, dark appearance commuters and agencies have come to appreciate and associate with a “good road.” It is, however, an expensive asset that can deplete road budgets in Continue Reading »
Changing weather conditions from hot to cold combined with rain often lead to uneven road surfaces, edge deterioration and potholes. ePatch is a high-performance cold mix emulsion specifically designed to correct a variety of distresses and add stability to weakened pavement.
When faced with roads like US 40, plagued with 10 miles of aged and cracked pavement, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) realized Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR) was their most affordable option – but issues with another company’s emulsion had caused negative impressions toward the treatment within the state. That’s when Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Continue Reading »
Bond Coats are used to prevent slippage and promote a strong bond and solid adhesion between two asphalt layers. However, general tracking issues associated with conventional bond coats can be a hassle to clean and can slow valuable production time.
One hundred lane-miles of State Route 3, which run through the city of Zebulon, Georgia, were experiencing slight raveling and block cracking on the 12-year old Open Graded Friction Course (OGFC) surface. It was time to take proactive measures toward preventing these distresses from becoming more expensive to correct. While 12 years is a little Continue Reading »
Typical heavy traffic loads on Watson Road in south San Antonio, TX. Problem: Subsurface Moisture Solution: Full Depth Reclamation with 4.5% CSS-1H and 2% Cement Watson Road, located in south San Antonio, Texas, (Bexar County) began to show cracking and ruts nearly six inches deep due to heavy traffic loads, poor drainage capabilities and a Continue Reading »
Kolob Terrace Road winds through mountains and canyons of Zion National Park in Southwestern Utah. With massive drop-offs and no shoulder, the road is closed during winter months when covered with snow and ice. Following a spring thaw, officials found that deep thermal cracking and erosion had made it inadequate for public use. A Stronger Continue Reading »
A Road in Dire Need of Help Blair Farm Road, a residential roadway in St. Clair County, Alabama, suffered severe mass cracking, including centerline joint and alligator cracking, as a result of aging and wear over time. In order to address the cracks, achieve a low-noise road, and have a brand new look and feel Continue Reading »
Getting on the Right Path Hot mix asphalt (HMA) surfaces are ideal pavement options for highways, residential and local roadways. Their unique properties allow for timely application and speedy return to traffic, while providing lasting durability against heavy traffic and harsh weather conditions. HMA surfaces are known for smooth ride quality meaning better fuel Continue Reading »
The life of a roadway goes through many cycles, waxes and wanes between care and attention and disrepair. The birth of a road begins with the coordinated effort of government stakeholders, engineers and local contractors. After a road has come to fruition, its care and maintenance is less expansive, allowing the local government to take Continue Reading »