Asphalt Binders for Thin Maintenance Surfaces, TR-435, 2003

(2003) Asphalt Binders for Thin Maintenance Surfaces, TR-435, 2003. Transportation, Department of


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Asphalt is used as a binder for thin maintenance surface (TMS) applications because of two key properties, it is waterproof and it adheres relatively well to the aggregate. Since asphalt is too stiff at room temperature to apply to the road surface, it is usually applied as either a cutback asphalt or an asphalt emulsion. The asphalt emulsions can be further divided into high float emulsions, cationic emulsions or polymer-modified binders, which are emulsions with polymers added to them. These types of binders are discussed further below.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Aggregates, Asphalt cement, Asphalt concrete pavements, Binders, Construction, Design, Guidelines, Life cycle costing, Monitoring, Pavement maintenance, Preventive maintenance, Seal coats, Service life, Skid resistance, Surface course (Pavements), Test sections, Thinness, Winter maintenance
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
ID Code: 20028
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2015 12:14
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 12:14