Category: Case Studies

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See How Macon County, IL is Helping Infrastructure Dollars go Further with VRAM?

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In early May 2022, Macon County, Illinois was able to perform road reconstruction to help ensure that the citizens who are driving have safer, longer-lasting roads. The county is taking proactive, innovative steps by utilizing the application of VRAM. VRAM is a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane. J-Band® is Asphalt Materials’...
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How is Cuyahoga County Ohio building longer-lasting roads with VRAM ? 

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Road managers know that the longitudinal joint is the first part of the pavement to fail. As a road’s most permeable part, this joint is susceptible to the natural elements of the environment. Air and water work its way down through this gap, causing the joint to deteriorate, crack, and...
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Rumble Strips Protect Lives, But They Also Need Protecting

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Rumble Strips Are Becoming More Popular, But They Also Need To Be Protected It is important to plan ahead when protecting the infrastructure investments made for our streets, roads, and highways. Reducing air voids is critical to improving pavement life. When air voids are higher, permeability is higher, and this...
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What The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Can Mean for Driver Safety?

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Roadway safety is a growing concern in the United States. In 2019 alone, there were 36,096 traffic fatalities, an increase of 5.3% from the year before, according to a recent study conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).1 Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in preventable...
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How La Crosse County, WI Improved Their Longitudinal Joint Performance

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Wisconsin is one of the many states that are constantly looking for ways to improve their infrastructure. In the last 2 years, La Crosse County, Wisconsin has been working on improving the longitudinal joint performance of their pavements. By using a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane (VRAM), like J-Band, they have...
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J-Band’s Sustainability Assessment

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Recently, Asphalt Materials, Inc. (AMI) collaborated with ClimeCo to complete an LCA-based sustainability assessment of J-Band®, AMI’s void reducing asphalt membrane product.   ClimeCo is a global sustainability company that advances the low-carbon future with market-based solutions. They started with a goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) through scalable abatement...
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