Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) is a substance for building roads and is created using recycled tires. In use for almost half a century, RAC has been proven as a cost-efficient product that is also environment- friendly and a viable substitute for conventional road paving.
A two-inch-thick overlay of RAC could save close to $50,000 per lane mile vis-a-vis a four-inch-thick traditional asphalt overlay. RAC lasts long and opposes cracking. Studies have repeatedly proved that RAC, when used properly, lasts far longer than traditional materials, often close to 50 percent more, saving on maintenance charges.
RAC is safe, silent and durable
A compelling argument pro the use of RAC is its potential to our roadways relatively silent. Studies show that up to 85 percent of the noise could be muted in some cases. Furthermore, RAC provides far better traction in rainy weather, prevents tires kicking up sprays. Cars in front of you will no longer throw up sprays which reduce forward visibility, which could bring the highway accident numbers down.
RAC is environment-friendly
An RAC overlay that is two-inches-thick uses up close to 2,000 scrap tires for each lane mile. For a one-mile segment of a 4-lane roadway, over 8,000 waste tires would be utilized in building a relatively safe, silent and long-lasting road! Usage of RAC can also help bring down the huge number of waste tires ending up in our landfills.