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Interlayer Bonding – Part I

In a land where Pegasus, unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and other mythological creatures exist, asphalt concrete (AC) pavements probably look like this (Figure A): In reality, we live in a world where AC durability, stability, and life-cycle cost are not the only concerns, and in many cases are not even primary concerns. Utility design factors such…

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The Evolution of Asphalt is Now

I was born into the road construction industry. My great grandfather supplied road materials for the original construction of Highway 90 Beach Blvd in Mississippi, and my grandfather and father were both in the construction business after that. As a child, I was around asphalt all the time. One memory that has stuck with me…

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Using Recycled Tires for a Good Cause

Americans discard about 290 million used tires each year. In 1989, only 10% of old tires were recycled, while the rest sat in landfills. Today, that statistic has increased to 81% thanks to companies like Blacklidge Emulsions, who found a way to reuse those old tires. Grover Allen, Director of Technical Support for Blacklidge Emulsions,…

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BEI Chooses T880 in Real-World Test

With a patent-protected product and nationwide licensing agreements, Blacklidge Emulsions is sitting pretty. The company’s unique emulsion product has revolutionized the paving industry as transportation departments around the country spec Blacklidge’s Trackless Tack™. “Kenworth’s T880 with the PACCAR MX-13 was the clear-cut winner in our evaluation of which tractor to order,” said Paul Johnson, director…

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GuardTop at Quality Inn in Biloxi, MS

When Hopkins Engineering and Quality Inn chose to use GuardTop for seal coating a hotel property in Biloxi, MS, BEI suggested that they use the GuardTop Preferred Applicator Phenix Paving and Grading of Phenix City, AL. All parties elected to wait until the busy Labor Day weekend was over. Two days later, Phenix came in…

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