CalAPA recently released an interesting story regarding Verizon's ad campaign about contributions asphalt pavements and smart technology can lead to a cleaner environment. As they reported, "Asphalt, for example, is the world's most recycled product, and the introduction of Warm Mix Asphalt and other green technologies have been shown to reduce energy consumption, air and water Continue Reading »
A number of roads within the City of Santa Clara, Utah’s, network were set to receive slurry seal treatments in accordance with the city’s 2017 Slurry Seal Program. Initially, latex modified slurry seal, commonly used in the West Region of the United States, was the only emulsion supplied for this project. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Continue Reading »
Cracks in the road can lead to big problems like water penetration into the base, which can lead to more costly distresses and worse case, total section loss. Cracked Under Pressure State Route 82 (SR 82) is a heavily trafficked road in Jackson County, Georgia, that leads to and from a number of commercial warehouses Continue Reading »
St. Louis Road in Plaquemine, LA, was beginning to experience cracking after five years of service due to general wear and tear, while 3 ½ miles away, Evergreen Road was faced with cracks and potholes due to heavy traffic loads. Both roads were due for maintenance in order to retain good quality and performance while Continue Reading »
Three miles of FM 2105 along the west side of San Angelo, Texas, had base failures and displayed alligator cracking due to consistently large volumes of heavy traffic. The only way to truly correct base failure is to dig up the road, replace with new material and resurface. In the case of FM 2105, completely Continue Reading »
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 »