Warming up to rubber roads

Photo: Russ Allison Loar/flickr

Earlier this year, Amey Streets Ahead, Sheffield City Council’s highway maintenance contractor, laid a trial section to repair a road in Sheffield, UK.

The rubber-modified road surfacing material was supplied by local manufacturer Roadmender Asphalt Ltd. The mix contains old lorry tyres – nine worn HGV tyres to every tonne of asphalt laid.

Because of the rubber content, it is sticky but flowable when heated up. Once poured into a pothole or crack, it spreads beyond the edges and binds to the surface making it watertight, flowing into cracks and cavities.

To read more at the UK’s The Construction Index website, click here