ASPHALT RELEASE AGENTS
Asphalt is the sticky glue that effectively binds aggregates in pavement together. But when it sticks to the bottom and sides of a truck haul bed, it can cause significant problems. Once the build-up begins, it continues to grow with each additional load making cleanup laborious and time-consuming. Chunks of the cooled and hardened asphalt can also become co-mingled into the asphalt mix, causing pavement consistency and quality problems.
Historically, the paving industry has applied diesel fuel to the lining of truck haul beds to alleviate this asphalt build-up problem. This approach is a costly and less environmentally friendly solution to the problem. Furthermore, the diesel fuel used for cleaning can adversely affect the asphalt properties of a mix causing paving issues.
Road Science’s TBRA line of asphalt release agents offers a better, environmentally friendly solution that can be used to eliminate asphalt stickiness on any type of equipment, especially truck haul beds. When diluted with water and applied lightly with conventional spray equipment onto the bed lining, TBRA forms a thin barrier between the bed and the asphalt mix which does not affect mix properties, and allows the mix to easily slide off the bed. Each application lasts for several hauls and is significantly more cost-effective than the alternatives. Contact Road Science today to learn how TBRA asphalt release agents can improve your paving operations.