FORTAfied asphalt is stronger asphalt, and builds tougher roads that are both safer, and more fiscally responsible. Today, more than ever, using time and material resources responsibly is everyone's goal. FORTA-FI is uniquely capable of reinforcing all asphalt mixtures allowing for either less asphalt or longer life, which translates into reduced processing, reduced labor, reduced time and reduced logistics thereby reducing overall project cost.
|FORTAfied Asphalt||vs.||Non-FORTAfied Asphalt|
|w/less thickness||w/standard thickness||w/standard thickness|
|Strength||Equal or Greater||Greater||vs.||Equal|
|Service Life||Equal or Greater||Greater||vs.||Equal|
|Fatigue Life||Equal or Greater||Greater||vs.||Equal|
|Rutting Resistance||Equal or Greater||Greater||vs.||Equal|
|Shoving Resistance||Equal or Greater||Greater||vs.||Equal|
|Crack Propagation Resistance||Equal or Greater||Greater||vs.||Equal|
|Erosion (Pot Holes) Resistance||Equal or Greater||Greater||vs.||Equal|
|• Fewer trucks needed per job||• Extended life
|• Fewer man hours to place and compact
||• Less resurfacing through life of project
|• Less project time
||• Fewer interruptions to traffic
|• Simpler scheduling
||• Less time during interruptions to traffic|
While we have known for years that adding reinforcing fibers to asphalt would substantially increase the life of that asphalt, it was very difficult to quantify the years and calculate that value for our customers. Recent research has provided more detail about the benefits provided by FORTA-FI. FORTA-FI allows for substantially reduced asphalt thickness while retaining the designed strength objectives. The thickness of asphalt can be reduced 35% on average while maintaining the same performance requirements of a traditional (full) thickness application without FORTA-FI. Case studies developed by Arizona State University utilizing pavement design software [Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)] detail these savings. This same program also calculates that the longevity increase would be 50% or more, beyond the same thickness of non-FORTAfied asphalt. Only FORTAfied asphalt provides the benefits of immediate savings through reducing thickness or extended life, or both.
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Ease of use is critical to the success of any product, even a product capable of providing the cost savings of FORTA-FI. Supplying reinforcing fibers to the asphalt industry since 1982 has taught us that to be effective, the product has to be simple to add to both batch plants and drum plants at all production speeds, at a prescribed dosage, with no change in placement or compaction practices. FORTA-FI is uniquely capable of meeting all of these requirements.
Use our Savings Calculator to compare material costs between a traditional asphalt mixture and FORTAfied Asphalt.