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This is the second year the City of Santee has undergone a Terminal Blend Cape Seal Project. It encompassed a total of 364,750 square feet of residential streets. To ensure the highest quality possible on this project all cracks 1/4” or wide were sealed first. Subgrade issues and depressed areas were addressed and patched and in the areas where the asphalt was raised above the edge of gutter, the asphalt was ground flush to match the rest of the street. When the Terminal Blend Cape Seal is applied any remaining cracks were sealed and these unsightly improvements are hidden, resulting in a beautiful, smooth riding street that should last 10 years or more.
The city officials and residents all seemed very pleased with the results. Plus, the nearby City of Lemon Grove visited this project during construction. They were so impressed with the Terminal Blend Cape Seal they decided to put out a job of their own. It is scheduled to be completed later this summer.
International Surfacing Systems recently completed Caltrans chip seal project 03-3M8904 on Route 113 in Woodland utilizing terminal blend modified binder with recycled tire rubber. ISS shot the PG 76-22 TR oil at .38 gallons per square yard with a 3/8 hot coated aggregate. ISS used 206 liquid tons of PG 76-22 TR for the project. Click on the link below to view additional pictures.
Roy Allan Slurry Seal Inc. recently applied 4.3 million square feet of Tire Rubber Modified Slurry Seal (TRMSS) for the City of Corona. This was Corona's second TRMSS project, and they "expect no less than 7 years of life with TRMSS" according to the assistant director of public works, Nelson.
The emulsion was supplied by Pacific Emulsions Inc., with terminal blend rubberized asphalt provided by Paramount Petroleum. Many agencies are following in Corona's footsteps and switching to TRMSS because of the cost, aesthetics, and other benefits TRMSS provides over other rubberized and conventional slurry seals.
International Surfacing Systems recently completed a Caltrans chip seal utilizing PG 76-22 Terminal Blend modified binder with recycled tire rubber. The surface treatment was completed on Route 3 near Hayfork. Caltrans project number 02-2E6804 used 252 liquid tons of PG 76-22 TR terminal blend modified binder from Paramount Asphalt with a 3/8 inch aggregate that was supplied by Eagle Rock in Weaverville. Click on links below to view additional pictures.
JF Shea is currently working on a Caltrans overlay project utilizing terminal blend modified binder with recycled tire rubber on I-5 in Shasta County. The project calls for a one inch lift of dense graded mix utilizing binder type PG 64-28 TR and a 3/8 inch aggregate and will use approximately 30,000 tons of HMA. JF Shea will be paving the north and south bound lanes as well as the shoulders from mile marker 23 to 28 near Shasta Lake. Paving is being done at night utilizing, the Fawndale hot plant. Juan Bernardino of JF Shea said the PG 64-28 TR is working great and Caltrans is happy with how the project is turning out. Juan says they should have the project completed within two weeks. Click on the link below to view additional pictures.