“Upon completion of the necessary road preparation and required material protocols, the product goes down smooth, thick, and quick, setting up within minutes allowing for immediate road accessibility for traffic and project continuation.” – Applicator, Illiana Construction
J-Band application began at 3:30pm on June 2. Temperatures recorded at that time were ambient 78°F; existing binder surface 102°F and material on board the distributor was 315°F. The application continued through June 3 with a start time of 7:30 a.m. Temperatures recorded at that time were ambient 63°F; existing binder surface 66°F and material on board distributor was 320°F. Band width on this project was targeted at 18” wide. A target rate of 1.80 lb/ft was “speced” for the 2” IL-9.5. Band width was found to be a consistent 18.5” band.
In every state except Illinois, the product is specified as VRAM or Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane. However, in Illinois the product is specified as LJS or Longitudinal Joint Sealant. The VRAM product from Asphalt Materials is called J-Band and was created in the labs of The Heritage Research Group.