Our asphalt mixes are approved by the Federal Aviation Agency, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York and New Jersey Departments of Transportation. Tilcon's asphalt locations offer a variety of hot mix, warm mix and cold mix asphalt products.
Asphalt pavement material is a precisely engineered product composed of about 95% stone, sand, and gravel by weight which is heated, dried and bound together by about 5% asphalt cement, a petroleum product which acts as the 'glue' in the mix.
Asphalt is an increasingly sophisticated material. Pavements being built today can be engineered to meet a variety of needs – for less noise, greater durability, enhanced skid resistance, reduced splash and spray in rainy weather, and a smoother ride than ever before.
Asphalt is 100% recyclable and reusable and one of the most frequently recycled materials in everyday use in the USA. It may qualify towards project LEED credits.
When a road surface is rehabilitated, the old asphalt road surface is milled and removed and then reclaimed, crushed and graded to produce Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement, known as RAP. RAP is added to new asphalt pavement ingredients to reduce the amount of new asphalt cement and other materials required. When RAP is used in this way, the asphalt cement in the old pavement is reactivated, becoming part of the glue that binds the new pavement together and reducing the amount of new asphalt cement required.
Hot Mix Asphalt
The asphalt division of Tilcon New York Inc serves New York City, the lower Hudson Valley, central and northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania from its 14 asphalt facilities located throughout southeastern New York State and northern New Jersey.
Tilcon's asphalt facilities supply hot mix asphalt for the Department of Transportation for the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania - as well as the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway Authorities, the NY Thruway Authority, The Port Authority of NY and NJ, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Tilcon's 11 asphalt plants (at 8 locations) in New Jersey and 5 plants (at 5 locations) in New York offer a variety of hot mix asphalt products. Because there is no standard set of HMA classifications, the designations and specifications for hot mix asphalt vary slightly based on the state or local agency. Click button below to see the common asphalt mixes with their New Jersey and New York equivalent.
MOST COMMON ASPHALT PRODUCTS
|I-2||Type 1 / Type 3||A dense graded base or binder course|
|I-4||6FRA||A surface course for medium to heavy traffic roadways|
|I-4HD||A heavy duty surface course for heavy traffic roadways|
|I-5||6F||A surface course mix for low to medium traffic roadways, driveways, and parking lots|
|7F||7F||A fine surface course|
Superpave - short for SUPerior PERforming Asphalt PAVEments - was developed from the Strategic Highway Research Program in 1987. The Superpave system was developed to take into consideration not just the application of the asphalt (base course, surface course), but the traffic load and climate conditions of the road.
Superpave mixes are classified by the size of stone used in the mix, the traffic load and the required performance grade of the binder. Please click on the link above for more information.
Five of Tilcon's New Jersey asphalt facilities and all of Tilcon's New York asphalt facilities produce Superpave mixes. Please check with Tilcon's sales department for mix availability.
MOST COMMON SUPERPAVE PRODUCTS
Surface course mixes - 9.5mm, 12.5mm, 19.0mm
Base course mixes - 25.0mm, 37.5mm
|TRAFFIC LOAD - expressed in ESALs (Equivalent Single Axle Load)|
|L||<0.3 (million)||very light traffic (local/county roads; city streets with no truck traffic|
|M||0.3 - 3.0||medium traffic (collector roads; most county roadways)|
|H||3.0 - 30||medium to high traffic (city streets; state routes; US highways)|
|V||>30||high traffic (most interstate roads; climbing lanes; truck weighing stations)|
Warm Mix Asphalt
As a leading construction materials supplier, Tilcon and our parent company, Oldcastle Materials Group, are committed to technologies that lessen the environmental impact of our industry, reduce energy consumption and improve performance. Warm Mix Asphalt does just that.
Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) is the term used to describe a variety of technologies that allow asphalt to be produced and laid down at a lower temperatures, which reduces fuel consumption and plant emissions and improves product performance. Typically Warm Mix Asphalt is produced at 50 to 100 degrees fahrenheit less than Hot Mix Asphalt, which can mean fuel savings of 10 to 25 percent.
In terms of paving benefits, warm mix asphalt reduces asphalt binder viscosity which enhances paving compaction and improves pavement durability. The mix can also be hauled for longer distances and the paving season can be extended.
There are currently over 15 different technologies on the market to produce warm mix. Some involve an additive (wax, powder, foam) that is introduced into the asphalt mix that alters the viscosity and allows workability of the mix at lower temperatures. Other technologies involve water injection systems that inject a very small percentage of water into the mix to facilitate foaming of the asphalt, allowing aggregate to be coated with asphalt at lower temperatures.
Warm mix asphalt technologies can be used in all kinds of asphalt mixes including dense graded, stone matrix asphalt and open graded friction courses.
If you are interested in learning more about WMA, please visit NAPA's website dedicated to this technology at www.warmmixasphalt.com or download Oldcastle Materials award-winning brochure.
For information about how asphalt is produced, please visit the Community Relations section of our site.
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