Today we celebrate Veterans and their commitment, hard-work, and dedication displayed throughout their service to The United States. From our very own Vets at AMI, to those across the world- we thank you.
A Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane, (VRAM), project took place on August 3rd & 8th in Hennepin County, Minnesota. This was a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project.
On August 18th, a Chip Seal project took place in Gaston, Indiana. This project was completed by the Delaware County Highway Department. Chip seals are used to prevent water intrusion into a pavement and create a high friction surface for safety. Chip seal emulsions can be polymer modified to improve aggregate retention and provide for a quicker return to traffic.
This Asphalt Materials Inc. (AMI) project included the construction of two (2) winter tanks and three (3) polymer concentrate tanks. Additionally, we added an in-line blending system and truck loading station. AMI also leveraged Champaign Asphalt’s help with site grading and underground civil construction work.
What is an Asphalt Emulsion?
Asphalt Emulsions are a mixture of an asphalt base, water, and emulsifier (soap) that is primarily graded on the curing rate and ion charge. There is interest in the usage of emulsions for several reasons. The first reason is that an asphalt emulsion does not require a petroleum solvent to make it liquid, and in most cases does not require additional heat which helps save energy.
All About Asphalt
Asphalt is the heart of our roads and infrastructure, and better yet, it is the most recycled material in America. Asphalt is the top reused and recycled good, above paper, plastic, and cans. The question on most people’s minds, is how is one of the most important aspects of our infrastructure also the most recyclable? The answers have to do with sustainability, circular economy, and perpetual pavement.
After our last AMI quarterly Blood Drive that took place on June 7th, we have saved 72 Indiana lives through our combined efforts and generous donations. We are so thankful for all of our blood donors. They are incredible! It reminds us that there is no better way to spread the love of life than donating blood to aid in saving others’ lives.