Asphalt

Jurgensen Companies’ modern asphalt plants with knowledgeable and respected support teams have been providing quality products for over 85 years. 

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Asphalt

The United States has more than 2.6 million miles of paved roads and highways. Ninety-three percent of those are surfaced with asphalt. Many are full-depth asphalt pavements; others are asphalt overlays used to restore the performance of deteriorating concrete pavements.

Asphalt is America’s most recycled material. Reclaimed asphalt is not just reusable as a “black rock” – additionally, the asphalt cement in the reclaimed pavement is reactivated to become an integral part of the new pavement. The recycled asphalt cement replaces part of the new asphalt cement required for the pavement and reduces costs for road agencies.

Simply put, asphalt pavements are easy to maintain, quick to construct, and provide a safe, smooth, quiet ride.  Asphalt pavements simply provide the greatest level of drivability at the most economical price.

    Porous Asphalt/Warm Mix

     

    POROUS ASPHALT PAVEMENT:

    Porous asphalt pavement gives you better efficiency with stormwater management by eliminating the need for traditional pipe systems. Run-off passes through the pores of the asphalt pavement into a retention basin below the pavement, allowing for a natural percolation/cleansing process of the stormwater. In other words, a porous pavement allows water to drain all the way through the pavement structure.

    With proper design and installation, porous asphalt parking areas are cost-effective and attractive. At the same time, the pavement provides stormwater management systems that promote filtration, improve water quality and eliminate the need for a detention basin. 

     

    WARM MIX:

    Our warm mix technology provides an environmentally friendly asphalt pavement. Using our warm mix asphalt has benefits including lower energy consumption, lower fumes, lower odors, decreased emissions, and easier placement. We also achieve better compaction on the road, extend our paving season and increase hauling distances. This product may also help you get LEED® credits.

    If you are interested in learning more about Warm Mix Asphalt, please visit NAPA’s(National Asphalt Pavement Association) website dedicated to Warm Mix Asphalt.

    Ask our sales team if either of these products will benefit you in your next job.

    Trackless Tack

     

    Valley Asphalt formed a partnership with Blacklidge Emulsions, to become a manufacturer and distributor of Trackless Tack. The product is currently being used in Ohio by ODOT, the City of Cincinnati, Clermont County, Greene County, Warren County, and in Kentucky by Boone County.

    Trackless Tack is an advanced asphalt emulsion tack specially formulated to dry extremely fast into a hard and driveable coating, often in less than 10 minutes. Recent national studies indicate that Trackless Tack when compared to traditional tack coats, can help contractors achieve a better density with less compactive effort and improve the bonding and shear strength between two asphalt pavements.

    Quality Control

     

    QUALITY CONTROL:

    We are able to maintain rigorous control of our product by owning and operating our own asphalt plants.

    The Jurgensen Companies have ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation), INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) and KYTC (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) certified Quality Control Labs, located in close proximity to our asphalt plants. Technicians at these state-of-the-art labs are certified in HMA plant testing, Asphalt Roadway, Marshall Mix Design, Gyratory Mix Design, Earthwork and Base, and much more. We communicate the importance of quality control to all employees, and our experienced staff inspects and monitors the quality of mixes produced to ensure each customer receives the highest quality product available.

    We set up a total quality control program to ensure all materials produced exceed consumers’ requirements and expectations. The testing and certification capabilities extend from our certified liquid asphalt binder lab, to our American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) accredited mix design labs and to our field testing capabilities.

    THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHAT WE DO:

    The hot mix asphalt laboratories are continually changing to meet the needs of the paving industry in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. With more than 100 new mix designs completed each year through Valley Asphalt Corporation’s and Eaton Asphalt Paving’s main labs, continuing education, training and product research is a must. AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) round robin participation and certification allows Valley Asphalt Corporation to self-certify state mix designs for hot mix asphalt.