Cold In-Place Recycling

Cold In-Place Recycling - Keeping Roads (and the Environment) Beautiful According to the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, asphalt is recycled at a greater rate than any other material in the United States. Treating pavements with recycled asphalt is less costly than paving or repaving with new asphalt, and is a more environmentally friendly approach. Environmental Impact Continue Reading »

Micro Surfacing – Affordable Enhanced Friction Surfacing

High-friction surface treatments (HFSTs) have been proven to reduce the risk of crashes in areas where vehicles tend to lose control or skid. The expense of these treatments, however, has made them cost pro­hibitive for many agencies. According to a 2014 report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), prices can range from $19/sq. yd. to Continue Reading »

Cape Seals – Extra Value for Your Pavements

Cape seal in Rankin County, Mississippi Chip and scrub seals are main components of some common combination treatments because they address a major distress that plagues roadways worldwide — cracking. Cracks are like mold. If you don’t take care of the root of the problem, they will come back. Addressing cracks is an important step Continue Reading »

Pavement Preservation Success

Rarely do we have an opportunity to see a side-by-side pavement preservation comparison — one side of a road treated and one side not. The road shown below offers an indisputable picture of the benefits of pavement preservation. This road is the border between two cities and was constructed in a joint project funded by Continue Reading »

Eco-Friendly Prime Coat Application in Yosemite National Park

Ergon’s ePrime, an environmentally friendly, solvent-free prime coat was selected for use in the iconic national park. Yosemite National Park is one of America’s national treasures. This park is home to large and rare sequoia trees, incredible waterfalls, mule deer, black bears and other wildlife. It receives hundreds of thousands of visitors per month and Continue Reading »

Recycled Asphalt Treatments

Waste Not, Save a Lot Asphalt is the “most recycled and reused material” in America. Recycling asphalt involves the milling of existing asphalt pavement that is then mixed with an emulsion binder and other additives as needed, and then placed back and compacted to create a new recycled road. Infographic provided by the Asphalt Pavement Continue Reading »

HIGHLY MODIFIED SLURRY SURFACING SYSTEMS

TOUGH SOLUTIONS FOR TOUGH DEMANDS. All roads are exposed to tough elements and need tough solutions in order to remain healthy and safe for the driving public. Highly modified slurry surfacing treatments provide tougher, more durable surfaces than conventional systems, protecting roads from heavy traffic and extreme temperatures. Not only do they save roads, they Continue Reading »

Chip Seals Key to Preventive Maintenance for Texas Roads

Program: San Antonio 2017 District-Wide Seal Coat Project Treatment: Chip Seal (CHFRS-2P) As part of the San Antonio 2017 District-Wide Seal Coat Project, 3.7 miles of FM 2200 in Medina County, Texas, were set to receive a chip seal application. The owner of the project, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has historically applied emulsion-based chip Continue Reading »