Watch as Cold In-Place Recycling Restores California Desert Road

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions offers a high-quality emulsion for cold in-place recycling (CIR) treatments. During the CIR process, existing pavement is milled at depths ranging from three to five inches. This material is crushed, mixed with a recycling emulsion and other additives as needed, replaced and then compacted. This process allows for an energy-efficient, cost-effective Continue Reading »

Blind Study on Vegas Road Reveals eTac’s Superior Bond Strength

Benefits of eTac: Trackless Superior bond strength Significant reduction in delamination Better adhesion to roadway pavement sections Conventional tack coats help bond asphalt layers together but, in some cases, can be susceptible to tracking out across the jobsite and nearby roads. That’s one of the reasons Ergon developed eTac, a unique formulation proven to provide Continue Reading »

Success of Ergon’s eFlex Solutions Prompts Dallas to Add Highly Modified Premium Micro and Slurry Surfacing to City Specs

Project: City of Dallas 2017/2018 Maintenance Treatments: High Polymer Micro Surfacing and Slurry Seal Solutions: eFlex Slurry Surfacing Systems Cost Savings: At $6.50/square yard less than mill and fill, eFlex applications in 2017/2018 saved Dallas over $24.7 million, and projected applications in 2019 will put total savings over $41.5 million. Conventional micro surfacing and slurry Continue Reading »

Pavement Preservation Program Wins National, International Awards for Rankin County, Mississippi

The Rankin County, Mississippi, Road Department won both the 2019 Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA) Past President’s Award and the 2019 International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) Pavement Preservation Excellence Award for their 2018 Pavement Preservation Program which included the application of various treatments on over 100 miles within their roadway network. A little over two Continue Reading »

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 »