Looking ahead and seeking new opportunities to help create a sustainable future is a top priority at Asphalt Materials Inc. We understand the importance of sustainability now more than ever and will continue to review our projects and processes that are helping build sustainable infrastructure.
Micro-surfacing with Bruce Wehr.
Bruce Wehr, Sales Representative with AMI, shares his thoughts on a micro-surfacing project using 100% RAP he took part in located in the City of Lancaster, Ohio.
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.
Let’s take a look behind the scenes into the pavement problems, what options were considered, and why recycling was the clear answer for Dundee High School pavement project in Monroe County, Michigan.
We’ve all been told the importance of recycling. “Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a phrase we’ve heard all our lives. The importance of waste reduction lies in every direction. Ultimately, nobody wants to live in a high pollution environment or suffer the effects of climate change. There are economic, environmental, and equitable advantages to being a change agent for recycling initiatives.
A look behind the scenes into the pavement challenges and what options were considered for this paving application method for Champaign County, Ohio Engineer’s paving project. Read below to see why this cold mix paving product was the clear answer for this 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.
Improving the resilience of infrastructure helps advance a more sustainable transportation network.
Pavement preservation is a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extend the life of your roadways and make public funding go further. A pavement preservation strategy is proven to produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, expend less energy, and give faster application times than the alternative conventional approach, in addition to being cost-effective.
An Economic Alternative to Full Reconstruction
Cold Constructed Asphalt Pavement (CCAP®) is a cold mix asphalt that is created by combining aggregate and a chemically modified asphalt and mixing the two ingredients at ambient temperature. The cold mix may be stockpiled for weeks to a few months and then placed using a paver for road repair such as patching potholes or adding a new layer to low-volume roads. A chip seal is often placed over the cold mix.
Chip seals are an application of asphalt emulsion or chemically modified asphalt, followed by a layer of aggregate which is rolled and embedded into the emulsified asphalt. The process may be repeated to create a double or triple chip seal.