Road Asset Management and Network Optimization using Reclamite.

Asset management tools don't get much better than Reclamite.  It's ability to breathe new life into existing roadways is backed up with years of PGAC testing results from Ontario roads. All of the testing has shown great improvements in the quality of the asphalt cement after we treat it with Reclamite. What does the quality of the asphalt cement in your roads have to do with asset management? That's a good question, and we have a very logical science based answer.

 

As we all know, decreasing the overall maintenance and capital costs of a road network is a challenge facing every Asset Manager. In most towns and cities, roads are typically the most valuable asset they own, and are often the most expensive to maintain. 

In our efforts to manage an asset like a road, it's easy to overlook something important like asphalt cement. You can think of it as the glue that holds your road together.  A typical asphalt surface contains 5% of this asphalt cement glue.  It's the only thing holding the asphalt together, and interestingly, it's the only part of the asphalt we can make improvements to. It's also the only thing that will have a significant financial benefit over the long term. Improving the quality of the asphalt cement in your roads will decrease the lifetime costs of your roads. Make sure Reclamite is in your tool box.

An asset management case-study video describing the long term effects of the regular use of Reclamite in a road network.

Engineer Shawn Strange describes the long term effect of strategic Reclamite use in a town's road network.  To summarize the video, the condition index of the town's roads improved over-all, and the cost of maintaining the network was significantly reduced.  In essence, less paving, not more, led to a better, lower cost road network.

Re-paving roads is incredible expensive, as we all know.  Preserve more, pave less, and save money.

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  • How do I know if the timing is right for Maltene Replacement Technology (MRT), like a Reclamite application?

  • Is CRF-Restorative an option for my road?

  • When should I apply these treatments?

  • What about other preservation techniques like crack-filling, micro surfacing, mill and overlay, surface treatments, and full reconstruction?

  • How do I determine when to use different products based on the PCI and age of my road?

  • How do I compare the costs of different p[reservation strategies?

The best place to find answers to these questions would be to speak to one of our representatives.  Joel and Jeff will give you an unvarnished and truthful recommendation for your road, based on our Road Treatment Guide (RTG®) software. We will customize the software and develop a treatment plan that will give you the longest road lifespan with the lowest lifecycle costs.  We will base the recommendation on the current preservation methods within your SOTI, and add Reclamite® as an additional "top of the curve" preservation tool . Knowing the following criteria will be helpful when we have our discussion.

  • Road classification

  • AADT and suitability

  • Condition Index

  • Age

  • SOTI (State of the Infrastructure) priority rank

  • TON (Time of need)

  • Current AMP (Asset Management Plan)

  • If you don't have access to the information mentioned above, that's fine.  We can still help!

 

Please reach out to Joel or Jeff for a no-charge analysis of a single road, a group of road assets, or your entire road network. Our customized Road Treatment Guide RTG® software is free and there's no charge for the customization. Think of the RTG® as an easy to use, practical tool to determine the associated cost, and the kind of improvements that can be expected when you implement any preservation treatment. People have described RTG® as the missing link between their AMP/SOTI and real world, in the trenches, road preservation. Compare two strategies, shop alternative treatments, and get real-time recommendations based on your SOTI details.  We are here to help you and your municipality, so call us today for a discussion.