Rubberized asphalt has proved to be a truly high-performing alternative to conventional paving material. A mixture of asphalt plus recycled rubber that has accrued from discarded scrap tires, it has been shown that rubberized asphalt has a much longer life and is safer, cheaper, and highly environment friendly.
Opposes Cracking plus Rutting
A rut is a depression or groove worn into a road or path by the travel of wheels. Rubberized asphalt has better stiffness properties compared to traditional paving, which opposes rutting and increases pavement life. Cracks seen in asphalt tend to be created by a shift in the vertical or the horizontal plane directly underneath the overlay, an outcome of traffic loading, fluctuations in temperature, and drifting ground. Rubberized asphalt cuts down cracking due to its superior elasticity.
Improves Resistance to Skidding & Reduces Splash plus Spray
Overall safety factor in rubberized asphalt improves manifold due to numerous unique characteristics. Pavements that are made using rubberized asphalt show much greater resistance to skidding, apart from reduced splash as well as spray in soaking or drenched situations.
Reduces Cost of Maintenance & Doesn’t Need Further Capital Outgo
In continuous use for over four decades, rubberized asphalt has been laid with the same apparatus as conventional asphalt, cutting out capital outgo. Its longer life lessens maintenance costs seen over the long-term. Moreover, recycled rubber from unusable scrap tires is a great and steady source of supply.
Silent Rides Coupled with Reduced Scrap Tires Stockpiles
With an increase in traffic volume, the noise factor on highways as well as interstates also increases. Rubberized asphalt has been proven to contribute to noise level reduction by more than five decibels. It also is an outgo of between 500 to 2,000 scrap tires for every lane mile length of pavement. In mathematical terms, a single mile segment of a four-lane highway consumes anywhere from 2 to 8,000 scrap tires, thus generating a longer-life, safer as well as highly optimized cost-effective highway.