This product was developed and proven for use by the United States Air Force and the Army Corps of Engineers initially over 40 years ago.  Asphalt Rejuvenation and Seal Coating are designed to replace the oils that are lost during the asphalt aging process.   The Asphalt Institute and Army Corps of Engineers say that no matter where the pavement is in the world, the sun’s rays penetrate the one-inch surface of the asphalt pavement and dry it out.  This aging process is called asphalt oxidation, whereby the maltene components of the asphalt binder dwindle and asphalt cement becomes brittle.  The binder breaks down, and the pavement surface begins to ravel and show cracking.  Water penetrates the cracks and can lead to sub-base damage and increased cracking.  Sub-base damage due to water infiltration will require reconstruction.  The effects of fuel also accelerate the deterioration of the binder.  Subsequent repairs are inevitable, costly and time consuming.

The Asphalt Rejuvenator / Sealer prevents deterioration of the asphalt binder and costly rehabilitation by performing regularly scheduled preventative maintenance to preserve the integrity of the surface and stop cracking before it starts.  Investing in preserving your pavement while it is still in good condition will extend the life of your asphalt pavement at a fraction of the cost of rehabilitation such as milling and overlay, or reconstruction.  Furthermore, it will eliminate unexpected complaints and safety hazards associated with a deteriorating pavement surface.

The Asphalt Rejuvenator / Sealer is the best pavement preservation option available.  The rejuvenator penetrates the asphalt’s surface replenishing the oils lost to oxidation and the effects of the sun.  It becomes incorporated into the binder and balances the maltene and asphaltene ratios, literally reversing the chemical age of the asphalt cement by four years.  Furthermore, our Rejuvenator also provides a seal on the surface to protect the underlying pavement from the oxidative effects of the air, sunlight, water and fuel.  Because cracking is the major sign of pavement surface deterioration and reduction of surface integrity, rejuvenating before cracks appear will extend the serviceable life of your pavement by many years.  Rejuvenation seals hairline cracks and its replenishing effects on the binder restores the flexibility that prevents cracking.  A pavement preservation plan including asphalt rejuvenation is vital not only to extending the life of the pavement,but asto to maximizing your financial investment.  Rejuvenating before visible signs of deterioration and every four years can yield more than 80% savings in maintenance costs over a span of 30 years.  Perpetually preserve your pavement with Rejuvenation.

Amy Rispen, Retired Chemist for US EPA – Rejuvenation vs Repaving our Drum Point Roads, states –

“Comparing the cost of Rejuvenation with that of re-paving, the break-even point is 9 1/4 months, i.e., Rejuvenation pays for itself it it extends the life of the road surface by 9 1/4 months or more.”

2-3 Year Performance Warranty:  Rejuvenation

Because our Rejuvenator / Sealer incorporates into the binder, we are able to guarantee that it will not flake, peal or chip off.  We further warranty that the viscosity will be lowered (a measurement of the chemical youth) in the surface of the asphalt pavement and that you have the right to have this verified by a chemist.

3 Year Warranty:  Fuse-Bonded Overlay

We offer an option extended warranty on overlay projects that chose to use and application of Rejuvenator instead of tack-coat.  Reflection cracks usually appear within 6 months to a year of an overlay.  We warrant that using the Rejuvenator will prevent reflection cracks from forming and if any come through in 3 years we will seal them at no cost to you.

Crack Sealing

The Rejuvenator will seal hairline cracks, all other cracks are sealed with a rubberized sealant to protect the pavement from water penetration and further deterioration.  Cracks should be sealed as soon as they appear to prevent accelerated damage.

Seal coat vs Rejuvenation

Seal coats and oil seals have been used in the past as a method of protecting the asphalt from oxidation.  The purpose of the coat is to provide a barrier on the surface of the pavement  between air, water, and sunlight preventing their oxidative effect on the asphalt pavement.  However, what has been observed throughout the decades, is that this does not seem to help the pavement.  Research has shown that seal coats actually dry out the pavement they were intended to protect.  Furthermore, the seal coat and the underlying asphalt expand and contract at different rates causing the seal coat itself to crack and eventually chip off.   Below is a contrast of Seal Coats and Rejuvenators.

Seal Coats – Only Paints the Surface

  • Water is added to alter the mix and sanding is needed for traction – PAYING FOR FILLER.
  • Two applications plus the primer coat are needed.  The product adheres to the surface like paint, expanding and contracting at a different rate.  CAUSES CRACKING
  • Accumulated build-up, causing more cracking and can wear off as soon as six months.  DOES NOT LOOK GOOD FOR LONG
  • Has no healing properties and is no longer recommended by the Asphalt Institute or FAA.  ONE YEAR WARRANTY

ASPHALT REJUVENATOR / SEALER – Penetrates the Surface

  • Water is not added and sanding is not needed.  PAYING FOR MATERIAL
  • One-step application penetrates into surface and becomes a part of the asphalt, expanding and contracting at the same rate.  PREVENTS CRACKING
  • No build-up or chipping off of material because it penetrates the surface and incorporates into the binder.  It ages uniformly.  LOOKS GREAT FOR YEARS
  • Heals minor surface damage including raveling and hairline cracking.  Desired by the FAA and Asphalt Institute.

These Asphalt Rejuventor / Sealers have been tested and proven in the United States by the FAA and independent testing labs for over 40 years.  These tests are important for the integrity of this material because to be a true “Asphalt Rejuvenator” it must be shown to lower the viscosity of the oils in the pavement for not just 30 days but years, keeping the viscosity lowered all throughout the pavement.  Our product does that and much, much more.

We have over 30 years of experience applying Asphalt Rejuvenators to our clients’ roadways and parking lots.

Call us today to set up a meeting to have one of our experts evaluate your asphalt.

General Description

PDC is a rejuvenating sealer that chemically plasticizes the binder portion of asphalt cement to provide improved rheological properties while protecting the bituminous pavement from deleterious effects of solvents, water migration and UV degradation. PDC is proven to reduce viscosity, increase ductility and will not crack, peel or delaminate.

Because PDC is formulated from bitumen (ASTM D490, grade RT 12, v30-50%), select tar oil distillates (15-40%) for rejuvenation and solvents for blending (30-40%), the combined material replenishes asphalt and in most cases, with superior components than originally present when constructed. Upon contact with asphalt, PDC’s oil fraction saturates the depleted binder lowering the viscosity while restoring the binder’s ability to bind the aggregate. The excellent penetrating properties of PDC carry the protective RT 12 bitumen into the binder matrix to form a barrier against water migration or solvent damage, leaving little exposure to wear or surface friction alteration. After curing, the UV stabilized pavement has physical characteristics similar to that of newer asphalt.

Fluid spills such as motor oil, gasoline and hydraulic fluids are damaging to asphalt, penetrating the asphalt surface and destroying the asphalt binders. If left untreated, the aggregate will ravel leaving the spill location soft and unstable to the point that you can remove the surface with a spoon. By applying PDC, these areas will stabilize and stop deteriorating.

Properties of PDC

  • Will not peel, crack, or delaminate like most standard water base seal coats.
  • Reduces viscosity, increases ductility, increases penetration and lowers softening point of treated asphalt.
  • Does not affect or reduce traction like traditional seal coatings.
  • Penetrates the pavement to rejuvenate and rehabilitate the asphalt binder.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable FAA and military specifications.
  • Meets eligibility for FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.
  • Provides the pavement surface with a uniform black finish and wears evenly.
  • Provides surface protection against contaminants and is virtually fuel/oil resistant.
  • Extends the life of the asphalt by three to five years with each application.

Application

Preparatory Work

Surfaces to be treated should be clean and free of any material that could inhibit the flow of PDC into the pavement. The surface must be dry and have a minimum surface temperature of 40° F to facilitate maximum penetration.

Application

The recommended application equipment is a hydrostatic distributor capable of producing varied rates of .02-.15 gallons per square yard. PDC is applied utilizing a calibrated, pressurized spray bar that places the material uniformly on the pavement at a specified rate. Prior to full production, application rate pre-tests should be conducted to determine the maximum acceptable amount of material that will meet the reduced viscosity requirements.

+ About Asphalt Rejuvenation

This product was developed and proven for use by the United States Air Force and the Army Corps of Engineers initially over 40 years ago.  Asphalt Rejuvenation and Seal Coating are designed to replace the oils that are lost during the asphalt aging process.   The Asphalt Institute and Army Corps of Engineers say that no matter where the pavement is in the world, the sun’s rays penetrate the one-inch surface of the asphalt pavement and dry it out.  This aging process is called asphalt oxidation, whereby the maltene components of the asphalt binder dwindle and asphalt cement becomes brittle.  The binder breaks down, and the pavement surface begins to ravel and show cracking.  Water penetrates the cracks and can lead to sub-base damage and increased cracking.  Sub-base damage due to water infiltration will require reconstruction.  The effects of fuel also accelerate the deterioration of the binder.  Subsequent repairs are inevitable, costly and time consuming.

The Asphalt Rejuvenator / Sealer prevents deterioration of the asphalt binder and costly rehabilitation by performing regularly scheduled preventative maintenance to preserve the integrity of the surface and stop cracking before it starts.  Investing in preserving your pavement while it is still in good condition will extend the life of your asphalt pavement at a fraction of the cost of rehabilitation such as milling and overlay, or reconstruction.  Furthermore, it will eliminate unexpected complaints and safety hazards associated with a deteriorating pavement surface.

The Asphalt Rejuvenator / Sealer is the best pavement preservation option available.  The rejuvenator penetrates the asphalt’s surface replenishing the oils lost to oxidation and the effects of the sun.  It becomes incorporated into the binder and balances the maltene and asphaltene ratios, literally reversing the chemical age of the asphalt cement by four years.  Furthermore, our Rejuvenator also provides a seal on the surface to protect the underlying pavement from the oxidative effects of the air, sunlight, water and fuel.  Because cracking is the major sign of pavement surface deterioration and reduction of surface integrity, rejuvenating before cracks appear will extend the serviceable life of your pavement by many years.  Rejuvenation seals hairline cracks and its replenishing effects on the binder restores the flexibility that prevents cracking.  A pavement preservation plan including asphalt rejuvenation is vital not only to extending the life of the pavement,but asto to maximizing your financial investment.  Rejuvenating before visible signs of deterioration and every four years can yield more than 80% savings in maintenance costs over a span of 30 years.  Perpetually preserve your pavement with Rejuvenation.

Amy Rispen, Retired Chemist for US EPA – Rejuvenation vs Repaving our Drum Point Roads, states –

“Comparing the cost of Rejuvenation with that of re-paving, the break-even point is 9 1/4 months, i.e., Rejuvenation pays for itself it it extends the life of the road surface by 9 1/4 months or more.”

2-3 Year Performance Warranty:  Rejuvenation

Because our Rejuvenator / Sealer incorporates into the binder, we are able to guarantee that it will not flake, peal or chip off.  We further warranty that the viscosity will be lowered (a measurement of the chemical youth) in the surface of the asphalt pavement and that you have the right to have this verified by a chemist.

3 Year Warranty:  Fuse-Bonded Overlay

We offer an option extended warranty on overlay projects that chose to use and application of Rejuvenator instead of tack-coat.  Reflection cracks usually appear within 6 months to a year of an overlay.  We warrant that using the Rejuvenator will prevent reflection cracks from forming and if any come through in 3 years we will seal them at no cost to you.

Crack Sealing

The Rejuvenator will seal hairline cracks, all other cracks are sealed with a rubberized sealant to protect the pavement from water penetration and further deterioration.  Cracks should be sealed as soon as they appear to prevent accelerated damage.

Seal coat vs Rejuvenation

Seal coats and oil seals have been used in the past as a method of protecting the asphalt from oxidation.  The purpose of the coat is to provide a barrier on the surface of the pavement  between air, water, and sunlight preventing their oxidative effect on the asphalt pavement.  However, what has been observed throughout the decades, is that this does not seem to help the pavement.  Research has shown that seal coats actually dry out the pavement they were intended to protect.  Furthermore, the seal coat and the underlying asphalt expand and contract at different rates causing the seal coat itself to crack and eventually chip off.   Below is a contrast of Seal Coats and Rejuvenators.

Seal Coats – Only Paints the Surface

  • Water is added to alter the mix and sanding is needed for traction – PAYING FOR FILLER.
  • Two applications plus the primer coat are needed.  The product adheres to the surface like paint, expanding and contracting at a different rate.  CAUSES CRACKING
  • Accumulated build-up, causing more cracking and can wear off as soon as six months.  DOES NOT LOOK GOOD FOR LONG
  • Has no healing properties and is no longer recommended by the Asphalt Institute or FAA.  ONE YEAR WARRANTY

ASPHALT REJUVENATOR / SEALER – Penetrates the Surface

  • Water is not added and sanding is not needed.  PAYING FOR MATERIAL
  • One-step application penetrates into surface and becomes a part of the asphalt, expanding and contracting at the same rate.  PREVENTS CRACKING
  • No build-up or chipping off of material because it penetrates the surface and incorporates into the binder.  It ages uniformly.  LOOKS GREAT FOR YEARS
  • Heals minor surface damage including raveling and hairline cracking.  Desired by the FAA and Asphalt Institute.

These Asphalt Rejuventor / Sealers have been tested and proven in the United States by the FAA and independent testing labs for over 40 years.  These tests are important for the integrity of this material because to be a true “Asphalt Rejuvenator” it must be shown to lower the viscosity of the oils in the pavement for not just 30 days but years, keeping the viscosity lowered all throughout the pavement.  Our product does that and much, much more.

We have over 30 years of experience applying Asphalt Rejuvenators to our clients’ roadways and parking lots.

Call us today to set up a meeting to have one of our experts evaluate your asphalt.

+ Product Information

General Description

PDC is a rejuvenating sealer that chemically plasticizes the binder portion of asphalt cement to provide improved rheological properties while protecting the bituminous pavement from deleterious effects of solvents, water migration and UV degradation. PDC is proven to reduce viscosity, increase ductility and will not crack, peel or delaminate.

Because PDC is formulated from bitumen (ASTM D490, grade RT 12, v30-50%), select tar oil distillates (15-40%) for rejuvenation and solvents for blending (30-40%), the combined material replenishes asphalt and in most cases, with superior components than originally present when constructed. Upon contact with asphalt, PDC’s oil fraction saturates the depleted binder lowering the viscosity while restoring the binder’s ability to bind the aggregate. The excellent penetrating properties of PDC carry the protective RT 12 bitumen into the binder matrix to form a barrier against water migration or solvent damage, leaving little exposure to wear or surface friction alteration. After curing, the UV stabilized pavement has physical characteristics similar to that of newer asphalt.

Fluid spills such as motor oil, gasoline and hydraulic fluids are damaging to asphalt, penetrating the asphalt surface and destroying the asphalt binders. If left untreated, the aggregate will ravel leaving the spill location soft and unstable to the point that you can remove the surface with a spoon. By applying PDC, these areas will stabilize and stop deteriorating.

Properties of PDC

  • Will not peel, crack, or delaminate like most standard water base seal coats.
  • Reduces viscosity, increases ductility, increases penetration and lowers softening point of treated asphalt.
  • Does not affect or reduce traction like traditional seal coatings.
  • Penetrates the pavement to rejuvenate and rehabilitate the asphalt binder.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable FAA and military specifications.
  • Meets eligibility for FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.
  • Provides the pavement surface with a uniform black finish and wears evenly.
  • Provides surface protection against contaminants and is virtually fuel/oil resistant.
  • Extends the life of the asphalt by three to five years with each application.

Application

Preparatory Work

Surfaces to be treated should be clean and free of any material that could inhibit the flow of PDC into the pavement. The surface must be dry and have a minimum surface temperature of 40° F to facilitate maximum penetration.

Application

The recommended application equipment is a hydrostatic distributor capable of producing varied rates of .02-.15 gallons per square yard. PDC is applied utilizing a calibrated, pressurized spray bar that places the material uniformly on the pavement at a specified rate. Prior to full production, application rate pre-tests should be conducted to determine the maximum acceptable amount of material that will meet the reduced viscosity requirements.