?Using RAP requires less emulsion and the agencies we?ve worked with like the darker look of surface treatments that contain RAP aggregate,? he states. ?Our customers realize there is a shortage of quality aggregates in Southern California, so if we can deliver an alternative product that performs as well as a standard aggregate material, they?re willing to consider it.
?In 2007 we used approximately 6,000 tons of RAP aggregates in slurry and chip seal applications, and we expect that to increase to 20,000 tons this year,? he adds. ?We believe and many of our (road agency) customers believe it?s a viable solution to meeting the infrastructure maintenance needs of our area.?