When roads last longer, infrastructure money goes further.
An investment in protecting the longitudinal joint helps roads last up to five years longer and delivers a return on investment of three to five times its cost.
The longitudinal joint is the Achilles’ heel of every paved road.
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 elements. Air and water work down through this gap causing the joint to deteriorate, crack and pothole. And when the longitudinal joint fails, the rest of the road soon follows—triggering the need for even more maintenance.
Since 2002, J-Band has grown in popularity and is now found on roads across 19 states and the District of Columbia. By integrating J-Band into projects you are able to save time, money, and lives.