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May 10, 2011

OOH-RAH to Porous Pavement

Last week the Evotherm team was honored to become a small part of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island here in South Carolina. Walton Construction is building new barracks and a parade ground for the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion. As part of the storm water design, the 3.9 acre drill field was paved with a 2" thick pervious pavement mix to eliminate costly modelling associated with a standard dense graded mix. REA Contracting made the bold decision to put Clemson University’s OGFC research by Dr. Brad Putman in action. They used Evotherm to take out the fibers in the mix while still providing good adhesion and binding between the aggregate and the asphalt binder - all at the lower temperatures of WMA. Here are a few cell-phone pictures of the project. We’re gathering up the details for a full article so stay tuned! Meanwhile, please drop us a line at evotherm@mwv.com if you have a mix that you’d like to take fibers out of while minimizing draindown.


Author: Heather Dolan


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