Using Recyled Asphalt - How to Harden Up Surface.


Old 08-15-11, 08:55 AM
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Using Recyled Asphalt - How to Harden Up Surface.

I have put down 6 semi-loads of recycled asphalt from a highway resurface project. It has been down for 2 summers. It is starting to harden up very good in places. I would like to harden up the whole drive way, (100 yards long x 10 feet). Any suggestions?
I constantly drive over it in various places to pack down. It there a way or chemical to put over it to speed the harden process up? Thanks.
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Old 08-15-11, 09:02 AM
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Was this ever compacted?
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Perhaps a pic or two would help -

If it's fairly smooth, maybe a coat of sealer would help ??
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I don't think recycled asphalt is intended to harden like fresh asphalt.. it is simply ground up and used as fill. To harden it, I would think it would have to be re-melted so the tar is sticky again and then roller compacted like they do with fresh paving. I could be wrong.
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I think you are on the tight track, Pecos.

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