Sustainable Pavement Preservation.
Virgin aggregate is an increasingly scarce resource. Carving up the landscape to
increase supply is not an ecologically sound option. Mining restrictions put a squeeze
on supply, and prices are going up. Given these circumstances, using 100% recycled
asphalt for slurries would seem to be the obvious alternative.
Be an eco hero without paying a price.
The problem has always been consistency. You couldn't be certain that one batch
of RAP would be exactly like the next in quality, performance and appearance. Another
obstacle was cost. Pavement Coatings Co., a division of Pavement Recycling Systems,
has solved both problems. Now you can preserve natural resources without sacrificing
consistent quality or cost-competitiveness.
Our secret: never lose control.
Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) is the first vertically integrated company of its
kind. We maintain complete ownership and control of the RAP slurry manufacturing
process from beginning to end. Our milling group is one of California's largest
cold planing and milling operations, so we're our own source for a continuous supply
of raw material.
Milled asphalt pavement from various projects is brought to our processing facility
where it is tested, broken down, ground and homogenized into a mixture of uniform
properties. It is put through a full range of QA and QC procedures at each stage.
Every batch of processed RAP conforms to our uniformly high standard. Wherever it
came from and however it started, it comes out uniform after our rigorous processing.
Our experienced crew then mixes and applies it like a conventional slurry, on-site,
using conventional slurry equipment.
PRS technology and expertise.
Developing this vertically integrated process has required advanced technology.
For example, the crushing of the aggregate into a uniform gradation required process
engineering and equipment customization. Pavement Coatings Co.'s expertise in coatings
additives and emulsions was also essential.
Conservation advantages: rock and emulsion.
RAP slurry conserves virgin aggregate, and more. It requires less emulsion because
RAP already includes a certain amount of asphalt coating, resulting in additional
conservation. There are also indications that the grinding of RAP involves less
overall energy expenditure than digging up virgin asphalt. Also, our RAP slurry
is the only one on the market today that is 100% RAP. Others still add fresh aggregate
to mask inconsistencies.
The future of the slurry seal is here.
A high-performing slurry no longer requires virgin asphalt. Our green slurry costs
the same, performs the same, and looks the same, if not better. It's just as black,
if not blacker. Ask to see examples of roads that have been in place for a few years,
and judge for yourself.
An environmentally friendly, end-to-end solution for RAP slurry manufacturing and
application. No virgin aggregate required.
To manufacture 100% RAP slurry, PRS takes a unique integrated approach. First, our
milling group mills in-place asphalt and transports it to our processing plant.
At our processing facility, the RAP is transformed into a uniform, quality aggregate
via testing, grinding and stringent QC to assure consistency from one batch to the
The RAP slurry is mixed and applied by our expert Pavement Coatings team on-site,
using conventional slurry equipment. It applies and performs just like a quality