Asphalt Reinforcement Grid Installation

Asphalt reinforcement grids such as Rotaflex enhance asphalt performance when installed correctly. ABG offer asphalt reinforcement systems installations with partner organisations.

Installation of asphalt reinforcement grids is the key to getting the maximum benefit of a good quality pavement with the longest possible maintenance periods.

We offer a full installation service for our Rotaflex range of asphalt reinforcement grids, through our partnership with Recomac Surfacing. We have the ability to carry out installations ranging from small local authority resurfacing works up to large scale motorway works using specialist mechanical installation plant.

Rotaflex installed on an asphalt road reinforcement project

ABG’s range of asphalt grids are manufactured from glass fibre strands combined with a non woven polyester geotextile. The polyester geotextile works with the bitumen bond coat to form a strong interface with the receiving surface. This allows site traffic to track the Rotaflex and place overlay surfacing materials without lifting and damaging the reinforcing grid.

Rotaflex Asphalt reinforcement systems labelled

As well as forming a bond the bitumen interaction with Rotaflex provides a watertight seal over underlying layers. As overlay material is applied the bond coat reactivates and creates a stress absorbing membrane interface (or SAMI) in conjunction with the geotextile, while allowing the geogrid to prevent any movement reaching the upper layers.

Asphalt beinf laid over the geosynthetic reinforcement grid

The main applications for Rotaflex are to prevent cracking and rutting in asphalt pavements and overlaying concrete.

Recomac offer a full asphalt reinforcement service. With multiple teams of experienced installers, they run calibrated, modern sprayers operated by fully trained, NHSS13 accredited crews. Recomac surfacings fleet of bulk spray tankers are used for surface dressing and general road surfacing as well as asphalt reinforcment installation. They have specialist equipment for thermal road repairs to compliment their asphalt reinforcement services.

Asphalt Reinforcement Installation Machine

A good quality bond coat is essential to the success of as asphalt reinforcement grid. Recomac have access to and the ability to spray K1-70 bond coat, polymer modified emulsion and straight run 160/220 pen pure bitumen. All sprayers use fully extendable calibrated spray bars.

Both ABG and Recomac surfacing are long serving members of the RSTA and have made considerable contribution to the development of standards within the asphalt reinforcmeent industry. As well as having NHSS13 qualified staff, Recomac are registered to Constructionline and CHAS.

Recomac are an accredited contractor registered to CHAS.


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