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Zack Helm

With over 15 years of pavement maintenance experience, Zack Helm manages territories in OH, TN, PA, and WV for Pavement Technology, Inc. (PTI). Prior to joining PTI, Zack worked for a construction firm, helping educate state and local municipalities on the benefits of a variety of surface applications. That experience provided him with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by public works administrators and engineers, who are given the difficult task of managing large road networks with limited funds. Zack is adept at helping government agencies do more with less.

Road Surface Treatment Q&A

Posted on: 04 May 2021

Introduction  Construction season is starting to ramp up quickly and whether I am talking to agencies in person or through Zoom, one common theme I am starting to find is that preventive maintenance is becoming top-of-mind for agency officials.  Many of the conversations I’m having include questions regarding the different pavement surface treatments and their uses within municipality […]

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Pavement Maintenance and Preservation – What to Know

Posted on: 26 Jan 2021

As winter comes upon us, we will start to see our local road crews out – patching pot holes and trying to keep our streets in drivable condition while the salt, de-icing agents, and ongoing freeze-thaw cycle does a number on our roads. To most of us, this is just routine pavement maintenance and preservation. But caring for roads takes many […]

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Asphalt Surface Treatment vs. Genuine Rejuvenation

Posted on: 04 Jun 2020

Over the past decade the concept of pavement preservation has seen a large increase in popularity. Road managers are finding that to effectively improve their network’s infrastructure, their tool box of roadway solutions must evolve. However, the resulting increase in treatment options has caused a bit of confusion, especially when comparing asphalt surface treatments vs. […]

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Road Preservation FAQs

Posted on: 17 Oct 2019

What is pavement preservation? According to the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the United States has more than 2.7 million miles of pavement, 94 percent of which use asphalt either as full-depth roadways or as overlays to restore aging concrete pavements. Roadway preservation typically consists of a programmatic approach to restoring a pavement’s original performance characteristics. […]

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What is Asphalt Rejuvenation?

Posted on: 17 Oct 2019

To rejuvenate asphalt pavement means to restore it to its original character. Lots of materials, from coal tars and emulsion sealers to today’s trendy biosolvents claim to rejuvenate. But genuine asphalt rejuvenation requires returning the precise maltene fractions that oxidation has removed from aging pavement. Rejuvenators using Maltene Replacement Technology (MRT) deeply penetrate aging asphalt […]

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