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Asphalt Seal Coats: What They Are and Why They Are Important?

What are asphalt seal coats and why are they used? An asphalt seal coat as defined by the Asphalt Institute is “a thin surface treatment used to improve the surface texture and protect an asphalt surface.”  Moreover, asphalt seal coats are preventative maintenance procedures that are applied to the surface of pavements to prevent or delay corrective measures (Yamada, 1999).... read more »

Typical Earthbind® Dust Control Procedure using a Pressurized Water Truck

Earthbind® is considered to be an environmentally-friendly bio-based modified asphalt emulsion that is specifically made for dust control. Both Earthbind® 100 and Earthbind® Stabilizer can be used for dust control on unpaved roads. For aggregate roads, we recommend Earthbind Stabilizer or Earthbind 100 on roads with more of a soil/aggregate mixture. Earthbind can be applied in various concentrations and dilution... read more »

EnviRoad’s Ambient Mix Asphalt Technology – The Ex Situ Aggregate Base Stabilization Process

EnviRoad’s Ambient Mix Asphalt (AMA) is an emerging green technology comprising of several cold-mix processes. All of the AMA processes utilize Earthbind® products. Presently, the AMA technology includes, but not limited to the: Ex Situ Aggregate Base Stabilization process Alternative Paving process Stabilized Full Depth Reclamation process, and Cold In-Place Recycling process. This overview is the first part of upcoming... read more »

Introducing the “Ambient Mix Asphalt” Process

Blue Line is proud to present our latest technology known as “Ambient Mix Asphalt”. Ambient Mix Asphalt (AMA) is an emerging green technology comprising of several cold-mix processes. All of the AMA processes utilize Earthbind® products. Presently, the AMA technology includes Stabilized Full Depth Reclamation, Ex Situ Aggregate Base Stabilization, Cold In-Place Recycling, and the Alternative Paving process. Following is... read more »

Earthbind® Prime for Bituminous Paving Construction

Prime Coats can be very beneficial to the construction of bituminous pavements. A prime can be defined as the application of a binder material that is applied to the surface of a compacted granular base, as a preliminary treatment before the subsequent application of surface treatment. For bituminous pavement construction, prime coats are normally applied to: Strengthen the surface of... read more »

NON-TRACK BONDING COAT – 41 (NTBC-41)

Tack coats are very important for a paving process. A tack coat can be defined as a thin layer of bituminous liquid that is applied as an emulsion, cutback, or paving grade asphalt unto an existing asphalt or concrete pavement prior to an overlay and/or between layers of new asphalt paving lifts. A tack coat is applied to promote bonding.... read more »

Quick Overview of Fog Seals

Fog seals can be a valuable step as preventive maintenance on weathered asphalt paved surfaces. Fog seals can delay costly corrective measures caused by unravelling surface aggregate and harmful environmental conditions such as sunlight, rain, and snow. Fog seals are typically done on weathered roads that display the signs of oxidation, small cracks (less than 1/8” wide), pitting, and raveling.... read more »

Marshall Stability Testing for the Earthbind® Stabilization Process

Earthbind® Stabilizer is considered to be an environmentally-friendly, modified asphalt emulsion that is specifically engineered for base, sub-base, and sub-grade stabilization. Earthbind Stabilizer ships in a concentrated liquid form and is diluted with water for application purposes. For a stabilization process, the diluted Earthbind solution is incorporated and mechanically mixed into a soil/aggregate material…several inches in depth using a reclaimer/stabilizer.... read more »

AEMA’s 2019 AEMA Excellence in Manufacturing Award for Blue Line Transportation

At Blue Line Transportation, we would like to share our joy and gratitude with you after being recognized by the AEMA’s 2019 AEMA (The Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturing Association) Excellence in Manufacturing Award for our Blue Line Transportation team! To earn this award, we consistently met or exceeded AEMA requirements demonstrating best practices in all areas of manufacturing. It also offered... read more »