Over 27 million tyres end up in landfills, dumps and stockpiles every year, where they become a serious health and environmental hazard. Now, with the advances in technology and science, researchers are discovering that tyres could be used to provide the base material for our roads. Previously blends of ground tyres and asphalt could be unstable. However, researchers have now identified polymer additives that increase the storage stability of asphalt rubber.
A well-constructed new asphalt concrete (hot mix) or chip seal driveway or path will provide a durable, waterproof low maintenance and cost-effective surfacing for many years. To enhance the life and appearance of your new asphalt or chip seal driveways and paths, we recommend you follow these simple guidelines, particularly in the first few weeks following construction. After this time, the surface will be increasingly resistant to damage.
Also known as bitumen, asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It is used as the glue or binder and mixed with aggregate particles to create an asphalt surface.
Asphalt road surfaces offer many benefits, including cost efficiency, reduction in noise pollution and comfort. Using asphalt materials in road construction and maintenance can improve the benefits for all road users and the environment. Asphalt is safe, smooth and durable. It can be built constructed to last indefinitely. Asphalt is fast to construct and maintain. Furthermore its flexibility and new technologies are making asphalt the only sustainable pavement choice.
The WestLink project won the EQC Excellence Award for Infrastructure Project of the Year. The team at Acon Industries are proud to be part of this success, providing mill and fill patching services through the first section of roading project with the second section of the project to be coming up soon.