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Asphalt Surface Treatments FAQs

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Time to get real for this blog! When it comes to asphalt surface treatments not every product is created equal. It’s assumed by most that when you do pavement preservation treatments on top of aging asphalt pavement the results will be added life, better aesthetics, and a safer surface for the driving public. However, that’s […]


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Pavement Asset Management: How Asphalt Rejuvenators Fight the Effects of Inflation

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We are all experiencing the effects of inflation on construction costs. It seems as soon as we start to make headway on pavement deterioration, the costs go up.   The best way to blunt the effect of escalating construction costs is to protect what we have with a pavement asset management process. Pavement asset management is […]


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Alarming Levels of Roadway Microplastic Pollution & TiO2

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The growing negative impact of microplastics on our environment has started to receive extensive attention by scientists. The environmental editors at The Guardian recently analyzed several studies and concluded that microplastic pollution is now “spiraling out of control.” Researchers are now referring to the extensive use of plastics as a “global plastic cycle” equivalent to […]


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Mobilizing Natural Photocatalytic Processes in the Built Environment with TiO2: The Basics

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A photocatalyst material such as titanium dioxide (TiO2) can help resolve and detoxicate a variety of dangerous substances, such as a pollutant or even a virus, as the catalyst particles receive energy from the sun. The process is photocatalysis aka photocatalytic oxidation, which already exists in the natural environment. It can be mobilized and accelerated […]


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Road Pavement Preservation Planning Should Focus on Performance

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Accomplishing roadway rehab projects is a major effort that requires a laser-like focus on funding options and design deadlines. It’s as though the construction is almost academic compared to all the heavy lifting you have to do to get your project completed.   Road pavement design focuses on drainage and the thickness and strength of the materials. Simply build it “to spec” and all is well (hopefully).   Another important factor in achieving long-term pavement performance […]


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Five Pavement Preservation Myths (busted)

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Myths are common in most aspects of life. So much so they even spawned the long-running Discovery Channel show called MythBusters, dedicated to confirming or busting many of the most infamous of society’s myths. While asphalt pavement preservation never made it on air, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some common myths represented as fact throughout the public works […]


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