RoadArmor™ is ViaSun’s approach to 100% Recycled Asphalt Product slurry seal. ViaSun is innovating the way Arizona recycles its roads and is putting them back to work for you. The Black Knight color of the slurry is more appealing than the brown-tinted slurries using virgin aggregate, and the existing presence of oil in the aggregate as a recycled asphalt product improves the slurry’s adhesion. ViaSun’s dedication to a more sustainable and economic pavement preservation alternative is driving the laboratory and field testing of the RoadArmor™ seal.
ViaSun can execute any utility adjustment or relocation on a heavy civil construction job site. From directional boring to relocating a gas line and everything in between, including storm drain and sewer work, we can do it all. ViaSun also coordinates with utility companies and stakeholders, blending each schedule into the project timeline and ultimately keeping the project on time and on budget.
Drainage on and along roadways can cause problems for drivers and municipalities alike. Pooling water presents a driving hazard and degrades the asphalt or pavement. ViaSun’s experienced operations and personnel develop plans to move water off of and away from the roadway, redirect water flow, and eliminate nuisance surface water. We have helped several agencies with drainage issues by fixing water drainage before it deteriorates good asphalt, preventing more costly repairs down the road.
Did you know ViaSun also does bridgework? Our Civil Construction Division has the personnel, equipment, and other resources to provide structures service. This includes building and repairing bridges, deck replacement, bearing pad repairs, guard rail repair and erosion control.
Concrete flatwork is the finishing touch for many jobs and can also improve a project’s aesthetics to transform a neighborhood. This work includes sidewalks, ADA ramps, curb and gutter, driveways, and approach slabs, among other items. ViaSun takes great pride in performing excellent concrete flatwork with an attention to detail, appreciation for owner and stakeholder preferences, accessibility, and functionality.
When a section of road is too degraded, deteriorated, or damaged to use pavement preservation techniques, the next option is to patch the asphalt or remove and replace sections of road. Asphalt patching or pavement removal and replacement is an alternative to new roadway work that would entail large sections of the road to be torn up and repaved. These types of projects allow for smaller sections of road to be replaced to maintain the general integrity of the roadway.
In addition to pavement preservation, ViaSun has the capacity to grade and pave new roadways. A strong base and proper grade are crucial to roadway stability and longevity, and ViaSun can provide quality service at every step in the process. We work with our clients to determine the best approach to each project so we can deliver exceptional infrastructure projects.
ViaSun has the equipment and abilities to crush and screen aggregate. The resulting aggregate can be recycled into new roadway projects or used in our 100% recycled asphalt product RoadArmor.
FAST (fractured aggregate surface treatment) seal uses small size aggregate on an oil sealed with emulsion or a rubberized binder so it glues the rock back together. Used in more rural areas than urban, the emulsion or rubberized oil is sprayed on prepared roadway first, then covered with aggregate. The aggregate is rolled in and then sealed. ViaSun performs several combinations of FAST, or chip seal, like a CAPE seal (chip seal with a slurry seal on top), and a tire rubber modified chip seal, among others.
Crack fill treatments consist of using specialized materials, placed inside prepared cracks, to keep water and other materials from intruding further into the pavement. If left untreated, the cracks grow deeper and start to affect the underlying pavement structure. If filled early, it saves the cost of having to replace the entire pavement section. ViaSun understands how to fill cracks, save pavement and affect repairs, big or small. We use several different types of crack treatment materials, including unmodified asphalts, emulsions, polymer and rubber modified asphalts, and specialty chemically curing polymeric materials.
ViaSun knows micro seal and the positive effects it has on maintaining a roadway. This type of seal dries faster than a slurry seal because the aggregate or sand is mixed with an emulsion, portland cement, and another chemical, then mixed in a truck and carefully laid on the roadway. The process is attended by our experienced road crew and equipment operators.
Seal coating does not provide structural value to the roadway. Instead, it protects existing roadway surfaces and infrastructure by sealing in the oil, sand (or fines), and large rock aggregate that must be present at all times to keep a good roadway. Over time, sand will travel out of the mix if not sealed, therefore allowing large pieces of asphalt to migrate out. To keep the sand and asphalt in place, liquid is sprayed in a two-coat process to hold the elements in place. ViaSun utilizes a wide variety of products in seal coating, including MTR, PMM, TRMSS, and Liquid Road.
Slurry seal fills cracks and voids in eroded roadways and provides a durable new driving surface. As a seal, it protects the surface from degradation due to oxidation, weather, and water. It is widely used from curb to curb on roadways, providing a functional and aesthetically consistent surface that prolongs the life of the road and conserves city budgets. Different aggregates – Type II or Type III – are used for different roadway types. Type III utilizes a bigger aggregate and is used for heavy traffic surfaces while Type II has a smaller aggregate.
ViaSun has the ability to perform striping services for smaller jobs and works with other local contractors for larger jobs. Whatever the project’s needs, ViaSun can provide striping for everything from a parking lot to a large multi-lane interstate.
Fog seal is another type of seal coating that is gaining popularity as an inexpensive option. Fog seal uses a different type of oil and is designed to settle in around the bigger rocks in the mix and hold the sand down instead of focusing on keeping the fines in place. This type of seal can temporarily postpone the need for a more involved surface treatment and is more suitable for low-volume roads.