The patented PressurePave® system is one of the
most versatile tools in the pavement preservation industry. Able
to preserve pavements many would consider to be candidates for
mill and overlay, this hybrid system pressure-injects a crack
sealant into pavement while simultaneously applying a thin asphalt
This system is more efficient and cost effective than many other pavement preservation options. With a price that can be significantly less than the cost of a mill and asphalt overlay, and a 10+ year average surface life, the life cycle cost is ideal for public and private agencies wishing to cut costs or double the amount of roadways they are able to treat.
Whether it is a residential street or busy arterial, the time it takes to repair/resurface and return roadways back to normal traffic flow is extremely important to the public. With PressurePave®, one simple application accomplishes what would historically require multiple products, processes and traffic disruptions. The chemical reactions within the PressurePave® materials enables a resurfaced pavement to be ready for initial traffic flow usually within 30 minutes or less.
"As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind -
every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder."
- Astronaut John Glenn
Much like John Glenn, we view roads the same way. It is interesting to think we entrust our infrastructure and our lives to roads built and maintained by the lowest bidder. Taking a different approach, we decided to show what it looks like when an agency decides performance is top priority. By using a system that imports the best materials, chemistry, and emulsion cities and counties can maintain their pavement infrastructure for decades.
PressurePave® has an average cure time of 30
The average lifespan of PressurePave®'s driving
surface is 12 - 15 years, depending on existing pavement
conditions and traffic counts.
Can PressurePave® be used in place of the common
mill and asphalt overlay process? The short answer is yes!
Here is the long answer: There will always be a need for the mill and asphalt overlay in street programs. Mill and overlay is excellent at building structure and correcting imperfections in the overall rideability of the road, but it does have some downsides. This process is often used as an expensive method for removing cracks from a road's surface typically 1-2 inches deep, but what if the cracks are deeper than 1 or 2 inches? If asphalt is applied over existing cracks it will re-crack within 1-2 years (depending on thickness). You are then back where you started, a cracked road with water penetrating and eroding its base.
Instead of relying on the milling process to fix cracks, PressurePave® uses a stress absorbing mastic. This aggregate-filled underseal is used to seal ALL cracks, replace lost fines, waterproof the entire surface, and stabilize cracked plates. Since the underseal is designed to be ductile and crack resistant, water will not be able to penetrate even if hairline cracks appear on the driving surface.
Many times a mill and overlay on streets within the PCI range 40-80 is overkill, especially if the only issues are rideability and cracking. PressurePave® can solve both of those issues at about half the cost, while giving the appearance of a new overlay.
Part 1 Video: PressurePave vs Mill and Overlay
Part 2 Video: PressurePave vs Mill and Overlay
Let's start with microsurfacing. It's a popular choice for streets
in good condition, ideally with a Pavement Condition Index, or
PCI, above 80. This technique is less suited for streets with
significant cracks. PressurePave®, unlike
microsurfacing, is designed for streets with notable wear and tear
- those with a PCI of 40 and above.
PressurePave®'s uniqueness lies in its method - pressure-injecting cracks and covering the entire surface with a crack-resistant, stress-absorbing mastic. This not only fills existing cracks but, due to it's ductile characteristics, creates a waterproof membrane that will not crack as readily as asphalt. The result? A robust driving surface that keeps water out, something traditional microsurfacing can't always achieve.
Microsurfacing has its cost benefits and is typically less expensive compared to PressurePave®. If you are looking strictly at the dollars this may look attractive. But when you take into account life-cycle cost and PressurePave®'s ability to replace mill and overlay, PressurePave® provides a more cost-effective solution. PressurePave® is not just affordable; it's approximately half the cost of traditional mill and overlay methods for the same streets.
In summary, PressurePave® stands out with its ability to treat more damaged streets, offer greater durability, and present a more cost-effective solution than microsurfacing.
PressurePave®'s driving surface is selected prior to application and the thickness depends on the needs of the road. 1/8 inch for streets in good condition, 1/4 inch for residential/collector streets (15 year life), and 3/8 inch for heavily trafficked collectors and arterials. This driving surface is applied at the same time as the sealant being pressure-injected across the entire street.
1/8 inch surface: Typically reapplied over 12-15 year old
1/4 inch surface: Typically used on residential and low-volume collector streets.
3/8 inch surface: 50% more material compared to the ¼ inch surface. This is typically applied on heavily trafficked streets like collectors/arterials.
Rain after PressurePave® has cured (30 minutes) will not damage the material but may affect the color. Our supervisors always watch for popup showers. A full 24 hours without rain would be ideal.
This material can track if driven on before it is fully cured. After curing is completed, the surface will not track.
Asphalt resurfacing is a common solution for repairing damaged or aging asphalt pavements. However, this process can be time-consuming, expensive, and not environmentally optimal. In contrast, PressurePave® is a pavement preservation product that offers several environmental benefits compared to traditional asphalt resurfacing methods.
1. Lower Emissions: PressurePave® relies on quick-set chemistry which uses water evaporation during the curing process. This process emits no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Traditional asphalt resurfacing methods can emit VOCs, like sulfur and carbon monoxide, during the application process. This can have negative impacts on air quality and the environment. By using PressurePave®, you can help to reduce emissions and contribute to a cleaner environment.
2. Reduced Waste: Asphalt resurfacing involves removing the existing asphalt layer and disposing of it in a landfill. This generates a significant amount of waste, which can have negative impacts on the environment. In contrast, PressurePave® can be applied directly over the existing asphalt layer, reducing the amount of waste generated and conserving resources.
3. Long-Term Benefits: PressurePave® is designed to extend the lifespan of asphalt pavements, reducing the need for further repairs and replacements, such as sealing cracks or filling potholes. By extending the life of the pavement, PressurePave® can help to reduce the environmental impact of paving projects over time.
Overall, PressurePave® is a pavement preservation system offering a number of benefits over traditional asphalt resurfacing methods. Whether you are concerned about the environment, cost, or the longevity of your pavements, PressurePave® is a smart and sustainable choice that can help you achieve your goals for a healthier community.
Not all cracks reappear but the industry standard is 1 inch per year for any asphalt surface. If a surface is 1 inch or less, the reflective crack will reappear within 1 year.
1. Cracks must be 1/4 inch or wider.
2. Excessive crack seal can create numerous problems (rideability, skid resistance, future surfacing compatibility, etc.).
3. Not attractive to general public.
PressurePave® corrects these pitfalls by
pressure-injecting a unique crack sealant material on 100% of
the surface, effectively sealing large and small cracks alike.
At the same time, a thin asphalt overlay is applied creating the
appearance of a newly constructed asphalt road.
PressurePave® can help to prevent potholes by filling and sealing cracks in the pavement before they have a chance to widen and deepen into potholes. By sealing cracks and smoothing out uneven areas, PressurePave® can help to prevent water from infiltrating the pavement and causing further damage.
Additionally, the under-seal itself can help to strengthen the surface of the pavement and make it more resistant to potholes. By applying a sealant to fill the cracks and stabilize the cracked surface, PressurePave® can help to extend the lifespan of the pavement and reduce the need for costly repairs.
Since PressurePave® is a stress absorbing mastic, it's sealant is able to penetrate, glue, and stabilize the cracked area. This will allow the damaged area some movement while also maintaining a strong seal.
Many times a mill and overlay on streets within the PCI range
40-80 is overkill, especially if the only issues are rideability
and cracking. PressurePave® can solve both of
those issues at about half the cost, while giving the appearance
of a new overlay.
PressurePave® has been utilized on concrete, asphalt, chip seal, and UBAS surfaces.
PressurePave® is applied at ambient temperature.
PressurePave® uses a stress absorbing mastic. This aggregate-filled underseal is used to seal ALL cracks, replace lost fines, waterproof the entire surface, and stabilize cracked plates. Since the underseal is designed to be ductile and crack resistant, water will not be able to penetrate even if hairline cracks appear on the driving surface.
Mid to high 70's.
In most situations it is a good idea for striping to be removed, especially if it is Thermoplastic. If striping is faded it is not always necessary.
It is a big help if agencies are able to remove any vegetation on the sides or within the pavement. Our crews are equipped to handle grass removal.
PressurePave® can help level the existing pavement to improve rideability. It is also helpful if an agency levels areas prior to our arrival.
PressurePave® can help fill in the rutted area for a smoother ride.
PressurePave® has helped restore bleeding streets in the past but we always evaluate streets before application to make sure the bleeding will not cause issues.
Raised hot rubber crack fill can snag PressurePave®'s application box and get ripped off the pavement. Depending on the severity, we recommend a full evaluation to see if the PressurePave® can be applied.
Yes, usually 24-48 hours.
Residents will be notified with signs and door hangers before
application. Flaggers will also be present before, during, and
after application to help inform residents.
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On average, one hour (depending on weather conditions).
This may differ from project to project but our traffic control will typically leave one lane open for traffic.
This may differ from project to project, but our traffic control will typically leave one lane open for traffic.
All flaggers are OSHA certified.
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