RAP Systems

The Advantages Of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Systems

Even a surface that is paved with high-quality asphalt will not last forever. The asphalt on roadways, driveways, and parking lots deteriorate with the passage of time. These surfaces need to be re-surfaced with more asphalt over time. The problem with this practice is that it is costly and harmful to the environment. This is why reclaimed asphalt pavement (also know as recycled asphalt pavement) or simply, RAP systems have become popular these days. In fact, according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), RAP system is the country's most reused material today.


RAP Systems

RAP Systems usually consist of processed material that contains asphalt and other aggregates derived from the removal of asphalt during road resurfacing projects. This material is crushed and screened to an appropriate size. Then, the solution will be mingled with high-quality aggregates to produce Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). The usage of RAP has become quite popular because of the cost-saving and environmentally-friendly benefits of it. Hot Mix Asphalt is often used for maintenance and construction applications. It is used to pave residential driveways, roads, commercial drives, parking lots, schools, and playgrounds. According to NAPA statistics, more than 75 million tons of RAP has been used in the country last year.

RAP Systems BreakerThe most prominent benefit of RAP Systems are its cost-effectiveness. The material is less expensive to produce. Hence, it is cheaper for asphalt contractors to use RAP for major projects instead of using an asphalt mixture with all virgin aggregates. The environmental benefits offered by RAP are enormous. Assuming that there is only 5% of liquid asphalt in RAP, the asphalt conservation resulting from construction projects is enormous. It makes a big difference in the amount of non-renewable resources being consumed. This results in a huge reduction of environmental pollution as well as a reduction of waste entering landfills. These are the major advantages of using reclaimed asphalt pavement systems.


Selecting A Recycled Asphalt Pavement System:

It is important to look for a reputed company when you decide to purchase a RAP System. Although many companies produce RAP, not all of them are top-notch. The asphalt machinery used by the company may be an important factor to consider where the quality of the product is concerned. This is where a company like Herman Grant stands out from the rest. They were the first company to introduce recycled asphalt pavement systems in a batch plant or asphalt drum mixers. Today, there are numerous methods of introducing RAP to a hot mix such as batch plants, weight boxes, recycle mixing drums, stationary pugmills, and hot elevators. The company will evaluate the consumer's requirement when designing a system to provide high-quality hot mix at a reduced cost compared to other companies out there. This is why it is important that you think twice when purchasing reclaimed asphalt pavement systems on the market.

In conclusion, RAP systems have become quite popular in the road construction industry.


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