Asphalt Overlay Pavement
SKAPS non-woven needle-punched geotextiles, GC130 and GC140, are utilized as paving fabrics to increase the flexibility of a particular roadway structure. Paving fabrics are bonded to the road surface and saturated with bitumen to effectively seal the existing pavement and waterproof the overlay. The primary function of asphalt overlay paving geotextiles is to act as a stress relieving membrane between several layers of pavement. As the geotextile is bonded with saturated asphalt cement to existing asphalt, the fabric placement reduces reflective cracking and deterioration that could potentially lead to a roadway failure.
Pavement deterioration is caused by shear and tensile stresses induced by traffic loads, change in pavement temperature, shrink/swell soils, existing cracks, and movements of the underlying pavement structure. Proven benefits of using SKAPS geotextile in concrete pavement overlays includes: