One of the most important parts of any town or community is to have good quality local roads. While it’s not something that we may often think about, it’s one of the parts of life that goes unnoticed until something goes wrong. Maintaining and preserving pavements and local roads is high on the list of priorities for any council. Microcracking and potholes can easily develop if roads are left unchecked and untreated for long periods.
Today, we are going to discuss ways on how to improve pavement preservation on local roads.
Here’s what you need to know:
This process involves the injection of polymers into the existing asphalt to rejuvenate the surface and make it last longer. The polymers help extend the life of the asphalt and keep it in a better condition for a longer time.
The process is conducted by companies that have a lot of experience and know-how. A road grader usually applies the enriched layer, which helps teal up the cracks and prevents water from penetrating the road.
The treatment is also effective in maintaining the flexibility of the asphalt so that the roads can sustain a lot of heavy traffic. These treatments are great for preventing expensive damage to the pavement and other infrastructure.
This process is similar to the enrichment process, except it is more suitable for roads that have the old asphalt removed and replaced. The process involves sealing the road before the new one is laid down.
The process is usually carried out by a road grader followed by a paving machine that applies the sealer and the new asphalt layer.
While rejuvenation is a great process, it is not recommended for all roads. For example, if you are looking to fix small cracks, it is a waste of time and money. Therefore, it is recommended for roads that require complete renewal. Rejuvenation is excellent for roads that have high traffic levels.
Polymer Modified Asphalt
This is one of the best ways to preserve local roads. It involves the use of polymer-modified asphalt and is typically a sealant. It is applied directly to the road’s surface to fill the cracks and holes.
The polymer is often designed to maintain the flexibility of the asphalt. With this, the roads can better handle the heavy traffic and last much longer. Polymer modified asphalt is easy to apply and maintain.
Micro-Surfacing is a process that many councils and road departments are using. This process is great for roads experiencing a lot of cracking and potholes. Micro-surfacing involves the removal of all layers of the existing road, including the base.
The application of a new seal follows this. After this, another layer of asphalt is applied on top of the old one. You must find a professional company to carry out the process.
With the right company, microsurfacing is a great way to prolong the life of local roads.
The Bottom Line
Local roads are the backbone of communities. They are used by many people every day, which is why it’s important to keep them in the best condition possible. While it can be a daunting process, it is essential to find the right company to do the job.
The best companies will have the experience, equipment, and training to keep your local roads in good condition. They can offer a variety of services. These include rejuvenation, polymer modification, and micro surfacing.
Pictured: Chipping Road, Floreat WA, completed by KEE Surfacing crew lead by Reggie Bidois.
If you are interested in high-quality road re-surfacing, contact KEE Surfacing today. We have four divisions: KEE Asphalt, KEE Profiling, KEE Spray Seal and KEE Basecourse paving. If you are a local shire that requires machinery to surface your local roads, we have machinery for hire in Perth, Albany, and Port Hedland and all across Australia. Here at KEE Group, we can supply you with our equipment as dry hire or fully wet hire. You can count on us to provide you with effective support and services. Contact us at +61 8 6401 8500, and let’s discuss your project today!
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