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How to Test the Permeability of Your Roadway

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Have you ever wondered why your longitudinal joint is cracking and deteriorating over time? It’s probably because the pavement joint is highly permeable, which allows elements such as water and air to seep into the pavement and break it down. Pavement joints are traditionally hard areas to obtain density, leading...
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Four Years Later, US-30 in Bucyrus, Ohio Still Stands Strong 

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J-Band®, Asphalt Material Inc.’s (AMI) void reducing asphalt membrane (VRAM), has been successfully used in states across the Midwest to optimize tax dollars, reduce maintenance, and save lives. By investing in J-Band you can have longer-lasting roads that in turn reduce the amount of time your workers are exposed to...
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Toledo’s Busiest Street Remains Well-Protected After Five Years

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Before the centerline of a road is created, J-Band® can help save three of the most important things to any engineer, applicator or community: time, money and lives. J-Band is Asphalt Materials, Inc.’s (AMI) void reducing asphalt membrane (VRAM). It extends the life of pavements by as much as five...
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VRAM Restores I-74 in Shelbyville, Indiana

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Everyone in the road construction industry knows that the longitudinal joint is often the first part of the pavement to fail. This is because many joints are susceptible to elements such as air, water, and dust. These elements work their way down through the joint causing deterioration, cracking, and therefore...
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Sheboygan County Protects County Road LL with VRAM

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By applying a void reducing asphalt membrane (VRAM) at the time of construction to longitudinal joints, local and state departments of transportation can ensure their roads are less vulnerable to water that could otherwise seep into the voids. VRAM fills pavement voids in the longitudinal joints from the bottom up...
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Successful VRAM Application on SR-62 in Licking County, Ohio 

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Did you know that the first part of the pavement to fail is the longitudinal joint? This is due to the joint being vulnerable to elements such as water and air. The elements work their way through the joint through a gap which causes the joint to deteriorate, crack, and...
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