eFlex slurry and micro surfacing is a new and innovative emulsion that creates a tougher slurry and or micro surfacing finish. This new surface resists snowplow and tire rub damage better than older more conventional systems. eFlex has been used in high elevations, high snow fall climates as well as desert and high temperature climates. In this video you can see and get a feel for eFlex as Telfer applies it for a homeowner’s association.
The City of Berkeley needed a solution for their asphalt preservation woes. With many existing residential and arterial roads exhibiting aged oxidation, raveling, cracking, and other non structural related distresses they needed a solution that would eliminate these issues and provide a long lasting driving surface for residents without disrupting the community. Enter Telfer Pavement Technologies (TPT) and their brand new state of the art asphalt rubber blending facility, transports and distributor trucks. In 2016 TPT applied 83,000 SY of AR Cape Seal and an additional 52,000 SY of Slurry on slightly better condition streets. This project ended up netting the City of Berkeley and TPT an award from the Western Regional Association for Pavement Preservation. Click here for more information on Chip and Cape Seals. Click here for more information about Asphalt Rubber.
Telfer Pavement Technologies added Asphalt Rubber in 2016. The equipment to support this division includes a brand new D&H 35 tph blending facility, 2 Reaction Vessels (30K gallon and a remote 20K gallon), a 20K gallon pre-heat tank for inbound AC, and heated & agitated Bearcat transports and distributors along with miscellaneous other smaller pieces of equipment. The plant and equipment provide us the ability to supply all of your asphalt rubber needs from HMA plant blending to manufacture and application of AR for chip seals, capes seals and SAMI’s. Our division manager, Matt Tremeroli will be glad to answer any questions or provide quotes to you on request. To get hold of Matt, please contact him through our “contact us” page.
The WRAPP Award of Excellence was created by concerned contractors in the Pavement Preservation business to highlight and recognize those pavement preservation projects and contractors that exemplify quality, safety and customer satisfaction. The awarded projects and The Recipients of the award are highlighted at WRAPP Annual Work Shop. This year’s Annual Work Shop was held January at the Double Tree in Ontario California. TPT and the City of Berkeley Accepted an Award of Excellence for 2016 for an Asphalt Rubber and Slurry seal project which was completed last year. There were a few unique aspects to the project. Telfer was required to attended Berkeley’s Building & Construction Trade Career and Trade Fair. Where we hired Local Union and Non-Union native residents of Berkeley for this project. Berkeley also has many low hanging trees which had to be taken into consideration and worked around. Scheduling with our wide variety of subs was a challenge but was coordinated well, The City of Berkeley was very helpful with this. The result of our combined efforts was a great finished product with low impact to residents. This was a great project for both the City of Berkeley and Telfer Pavement Technologies.
NCHRP Releases Guide to Communicate Value
of Preserving Nation’s Highway System
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program released last week a guide that advises state transportation departments how to communicate the value of preserving the nation’s highway infrastructure to various stakeholders. The guide, formally titled “NCHRP Report 742: Communicating the Value of Preservation: A Playbook,” helps state DOTs better understand and better speak to the reasons to invest in the U.S. highway system. The publication aims to help transportation agency staff influence leadership, elected officials, and the general public to remember why resources are vital to keeping highway infrastructure well-maintained.
More specifically, the document seeks to help state DOTs show that preservation matters by putting it in the minds of its stakeholders, get preservation recognized as something that should be a priority, create a network of supporters who also believe preservation is a major priority and that can help state DOTs reach their goals, and create a call to action through rallying supporters to advocate on behalf of preservation.
The guide stresses the importance of highway preservation, which the report defined as “encompassing work to extend the life of existing facilities (and associated hardware and equipment) and to repair damage that impedes mobility or safety. The purpose of system preservation is to retain the existing value of an asset and its ability to perform as designed. Preservation counters the wear and tear of physical infrastructure that occurs over time due to traffic loading, climate, crashes, and aging. It is accomplished through both capital projects and maintenance actions.”
“This document is written as a guide that agency staff can use in formulating an effective strategy for communicating the importance of highway maintenance and preservation, applying criteria and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of a campaign strategy, and adjusting a strategy if necessary to ensure its effectiveness,” the report states. “Applying the methods and examples presented in the guide can help an agency’s stakeholders to understand the scope, scale, and urgency of their highway system’s preservation and maintenance needs.”
The 197-page guide is available in PDF form at bit.ly/NCHRPcommvalue.