Asphalt Chemistry and Maltene Replacement Technology

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 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.

This video 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.