Happy Anniversary, Earth Day!
Pavement Technology, Inc. (PTI) is disappointed to be unable to celebrate the 50th Earth Day with our friends at EarthX2020 due to COVID-19. But we are all thankful our nation has embraced the challenge, and the curve has started to bend – that’s what matters most. Just the same, the world’s conservationists and environmentalists, PTI […]
Preventive Pavement Maintenance Plan for Your Roads
How long should my road paving last? How long a road should last and how long it actually holds up can be two different experiences. From those we surveyed on this question, the answers were all over the map. We heard answers on roadway longevity ranging from 10 to 25 years, with higher traffic roads […]
Do We Really Have to Choose Between Reducing Pollution and Destroying Human Prosperity?
Scientists have noted that worldwide quarantines have dramatically reduced ground-level air pollution. In Paris, nitrogen dioxide readings have dropped a stunning 60 percent in the past few weeks. But what we’ve also learned in this pandemic is that austerity and abstinence, the long-offered solution to urban smog, will have a devastating impact on the human […]
What Method of Pavement Preservation Works Best?
We see and use them every day, and yet we totally underestimate their value. Most people never give them a second thought. But let them get rough or cause damage to our vehicles, and suddenly we take notice. I am of course describing our pavements…the path that runs through our communities, the ribbon that ties […]
Road Preservation FAQs
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. […]
What is Asphalt Rejuvenation?
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 […]