“Responsible asset management practices combined with an
ever-increasing pressure on
budgets, is reshaping the overall approach towards airport pavement management. The industry is
pro-actively accessing processes
and systems to safely treat airfield asphalt pavements and pivoting towards more preservation and
–Airport Consultants Council Recently ASI presented the Life Extension of Airport Asphalt Pavement, Preventive Maintenance & P-608 as part
New product promises pavement preservation in Council Bluffs. Jobeth Devera, 6/27/15KETV/Omaha Crews are applying a product called GSB-88 ®, which “penetrates the asphalt and fills in all those voids,” said Jeremy Noel, the department’s streets and sewers manager. If not filled, potholes could lead to bigger problems that Noel is trying to avoid.
“We are proactive in trying to extend the lives of our pavements,” Noel said.
One application of GSB-88 can last up to 10 years
We’ve all heard in the news the increasing scrutiny and even some lawsuits over health-food claims and misleading ingredients.
You may also be skeptical about new sealcoat products and their claims...but GSB-88® is not just another sealcoat! Gilsonite Sealer Binder comes from Gilsonite, a unique natural hydrocarbon high in asphaltenes and nitrogen compounds–completely unrefined; nothing taken out or added. And,
GSB-88® can be tested with quantifiable and predictable resul
While thousands of people slip and fall in parking lots each year, statistics have shown that most parking lot accidents are the result of slippery conditions in poorly maintained parking lots during the winter. And any other time during the year, very rarely does the average patron talking on their mobile device or carrying oversized packages–otherwise distracted–consider the safety of the pavement they are walking on. No matter the size, every inch of your parking lot needs
Not just up to Congress to fix:
In the news, the ASCE graded our
4+ million miles of public roadways a “D” and ranked us 16th in the world!
Our economy is impacted as freight is slowed down, diverted, impeded on the way to ports, railways, and city centers—and the cost is passed down to the consumer.This is making news alongside our almost bankrupt Federal Highway Trust Fund.
But, ear-marking more money and resources to reconstruct a lot of failing roads now just means t
The recently published Federal Aviation Administration’s revised Advisory Circular contains new and revised “P” Specs.
They are as follows:
Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat
For ALL airfield pavements – including runways, low speed taxiways, shoulders, overruns, roads, parking areas. For maximum benefit, apply to new asphalt pavement and pavements in fair or better condition. P-609
Bituminous Surface Treatments
For airports servin
(adapted from ASI research)
All of us in the pavement industry are ultimately responsible for how to best sustain our pavements.
FACT There is an enormous amount of pavement in the world, and the quantity is growing every year; Economically & environmentally, it is infinitely cheaper & better for the planet to maintain pavement than to replace it; Some methods of pavement preservation are much “greener” and therefore more sustainable than others; To move forward sustaina
If you visit Gee’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Ia, we'll invite you on the Asphalt Preservation Tour. Because, we haven’t just recently expanded into Asphalt Preservation methods and can only speculate about their performance. No, we have been conducting independent research since the 1970s!
Not only have our research results remained consistent, but similarstudies and findings conducted by expert entities including NAVFAC, FHWA, FAA, MDOT, and AZDOT have also proven the
Garfield County Regional Airport (RIL):
How a Pro-active Pavement Maintenance Strategy is saving this airport millions! The Need for a Pro-active Strategy:
"In mountainous areas subject to extreme weather conditions, asphalt will fail after only 12 years, even if a runway was initially designed to structurally hold for 20 years."
–William VanHercke, Manager, Aviation Services, CH2M HILL's Northwest Mountain Region
“Research shows that if airports maintain asphalt paveme
Proven on 400+ airfields and 300+ runways nationwide, GSB-88® qualifies for AIP funds!
The recently published Federal Aviation Administration’s revised Advisory Circular contains new and revised “P” Specs. One of the new additions is P-608 Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat which calls for Gilsonite Modified Asphalt Emulsion to be used on ALL airfield pavements, including runways and high-speed taxiways. Although P-608 is a new FAA specification, Gilsonite Modified Asphalt Emuls