The PPS (Polymer Pavement System) mixed-in technique is furthermore ideal for parking lots, golf cart paths, driveways, and helicopter pads. Think of a hard surface that needs to support weight, and you probably have a good use for this ecological paving method.
The Polymer Paving System ® (DG PPS) combines our liquid polymer with your soil or aggregate to build strong, durable load-bearing surfaces (pedestrian or vehicular traffic). This proven road building technique is a cost effective and environment friendly alternative to traditional road building methods.
The patented DG PPS methodology uses three products:
TerraDRY (TD) for making subgrades hydrophobic
DirtGlue polymer (DGp) for bonding native soil and aggregate
PolyCure (PC) for increased bonding strength and accelerated polymer curing time
Once the subgrade and the road surface have been properly prepared using these products, the road is then graded, crowned and compacted to create a smooth, tight surface that resists erosion and traffic shear.
Building successful ecological roads is both an art and a science. Cost is not just initial but also for maintenance and upkeep. Technical considerations are not only those traditionally found in asphalt or concrete roads, but just like in those industries, we have to consider factors directly related to the soil which will serve as a base, the aggregate available and the type of polymer used.
Cost considerations and scarce availability of resources drove some project managers to use recycled asphalt, cement, and other creative aggregate mixes at times, even the actual native soil as a road surface. Each project brings its' own challenges, and we are here to help you see them through to a successful completion.
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Mark Kuchta, Director Edgar Experimental Mine, Colorado School of Mines
I am writing on behalf of the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). [...]
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