Once pavement has hardened allowing moisture to enter the base and support structure of your pavement, the rate of deterioration and damage and cost to repair will accelerate significantly unless you act quickly. Choosing quality sealant materials and installing them correctly is critical to the long-term performance of any crack seal and is best handled by experts with knowledge, skill and the right equipment to do the job right. You can risk hiring cheaper contractors but i
There is a vicious spending cycle that is eating away at our county and city budgets.
The “Worst First” maintenance strategy allocates budget dollars for rehabilitation of the very worst pavements, leaving little or no money left to spend on maintaining Good condition pavements. Change the Way You Think About Pavement Maintenance!
While preventing oxidation of the asphalt binder is a "first priority" and is critical to pavement longevity, once the binder is exposed, if ne
Learn from more of our clients. Estimates from the National Center for Pavement Preservation state that for every $1 spent on Asphalt Preservation, up to $10.80 is realized in reduced replacement costs.
Pavement Preservation is "a program employing a network level, long-term strategy that enhances pavement performance by using an integrated, cost-effective set of practices that extend pavement life, improve safety and meet motorist expectations."
-- FHWA Pavement Pres
Like many of your peers, you may be seeing your pavement maintenance budget shrink. While Coal Tar might look budget friendly, increasing studies lay solid scientific proof to decades of speculation that the chemicals in Coal Tar Sealants are toxic and even deadly to the surrounding environment.
Linked to tumors and death in fish and cancers in humans, ongoing research now shows that extremely high levels of PAHs (toxins) are released in the air as the Sealant is applied an
Today more than ever, concern for the environment is on the rise. We can no longer be complacent about how we use or waste our resources.
Preservation in essence, is caring about the future condition of the world we live in. The decisions we make today have consequences on our environment tomorrow. They are either positive or minimal in nature, or they are large and far reaching and very negative, and we have to live with it. The legacy we leave for our children and grand
To truly measure a products impact on the environment you must measure all the elements that go into it from cradle to grave.
GSB-88 was recently submitted to a rigorous and complete Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) guidelines and qualifications which examines products to determine if they are truly green. With high scores in every category, GSB-88 received the ultimate reward, an Environmental
Has anybody noticed our pavements aging faster than they used to? Refineries find new ways every day to extract new chemicals from petroleum such as polymers, anti-oxidants, ultraviolet & infrared inhibitors and powerful epoxies. Economics 101 taught us that supply and demand drives cost, and the demand for these new super-refined components drives cost for asphalt cement up while we simultaneously witness lowered performance in the real world. Ouch! That is double indemnity!
All seal coats are not the same! During thermal expansion and contraction cycles GSB-88 expands and moves at the same rate as asphalt pavement because Gilsonite IS asphalt cement! GSB-88 retains EVERY vital component; polar compounds, maltenes and asphaltenes. While modern highly refined
"fractioned" binders may meet specifications, because vital components have been removed, they experience more rapid oxidation and degradation!
Preserving pavement flexibility with GSB-88