Blyth Construction – Matthews, NC

Matthews, NC - May 2019

Project Description

Blyth Construction, one of the Carolina’s leaders in the production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, chose FORTA-FI to reinforce their parking lot in Matthews, NC. In the area where the trucks exit the scales and wait to collect their load tickets, there was severe rutting. This section was milled 10” deep and replaced with a 5” FORTA-FI reinforced intermediate course and a 5” FORTA-FI reinforced surface course. In other areas of the plant including the stockpile area, they did multiple mill and fills with 3” surface courses reinforced with FORTA-FI. Fiber was chosen because the owners didn’t think conventional asphalt mixes could hold up on its own to the stresses of fully loaded trucks moving slowly or stopped. By reinforcing the asphalt with fiber, a more robust structure was built to withstand the extra stress. After considering other options, FORTA-FI won.

Key Points

  • Saved Time and Money
  • Increased Durability
  • Reduced Cracking

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