Reduction and avoidance of reflective cracking and deformation of pavement surfaces is achievable with the use of the GlasGrid® range of geosynthetic and geogrid products from Asphalt Reinforcement Services. Formation of cracks in asphalt pavement overlays is unavoidable since excessive traffic loading, age hardening of the asphalt binder and temperature cycling are issues affecting almost every pavement.
In conclusion, the causes of pavement deformation and destabilisation are numerous. Whether it be excessive traffic loading, temperature cycling, flooding or any other cause, shear and tensile stresses cause asphalt overlay to crack. So, cracking leads to destabilisation while permeation of water into underlying layers accelerates process. Therefore, reduced pavement performance is the outcome which leads naturally to rehabilitation strategies.
Pavement rehabilitation strategies
Asphalt Reinforcement Services specialises in the reduction of destabilisation, deformation and cracking of asphalt overlay by supplying and installing geosynthetic reinforcement products which extend pavement life.
With GlasGrid® reinforcement, a 100mm asphalt overlay should not exhibit any cracking for up to 25 years.
Top 3 benefits of Asphalt Reinforcement Services GlasGrid® products:
CASH SAVINGS 1
Placing emphasis on the whole-life value of the new pavement saving you cash on the cost of materials and repairs.
IMPROVE EFFICIENCY 2
Providing quicker and easier to lay products keeping your teams and the road transport system working efficiently.
DELAYED INTERVENTIONS 3
Maximising the quality and durability of pavement surface reducing your burden of reactive interventions.
Unreinforced asphalt pavement overlay is the leading cause of pavement instability and asphalt overlay failure. The problems caused and costs encountered by pavement cracking include reactive repairs, road closures and costly resurfacing. Much of this can be avoided by using asphalt reinforcement geosynthetics.
Reinforcement of asphalt overlay is a strong solution for controlling premature reflective cracking and other problems associated with pavement overlay. Asphalt Reinforcement Services leads the way in specialist asphalt reinforcement products and services utilising the GlasGrid® geosynthetic geogrid range.
By using GlasGrid® geosynthetic reinforcement, asphalt overlay should exhibit no reflective cracking for up to 25 years. This means delayed interventions on reactive maintenance, cash savings and improved efficiency.
Asphalt Reinforcement Services helps you from design through to installation. With extensive geosynthetic knowledge and use of cutting edge ARCDESO® technology you gain factual information and accurate predicted outcomes.