At Associated Asphalt, we don’t back down from a challenge. What started out as a normal project in May 2018 quickly turned into one with challenging elements that required adapting the product and work schedule. In the end, our customers, Southern Asphalt, and Georgetown County Airport were pleased with the results.
The project was bid on May 23, 2018, and was awarded to R.H. Moore, Inc. and the asphalt portion of the project was sub-contracted to Southern Asphalt. Talbert & Bright engineer Al Smith designed the project and selected P-601 with StellarFlex FR® as the final surface layer.
The project involved installation of 7 inches of P-209 crushed aggregate base, 2.5 inches of P-401 with PG 70-22, and 1.5 inches of P-601 with StellarFlex FR®. Approximately 5,000 square yards were to be paved.
Although our portion of the project was originally planned for October, two hurricanes and additional foul weather delayed the project until December. While the high polymer mix can be mixed in cooler weather, it requires a heightened attention to detail.
With limited tank space, project deadlines, and the Christmas Holiday season fast approaching, Associated Asphalt was able to deliver StellarFlex FR and meet all the requirements set forth by the FAA for P-601.
“The cold weather presented a challenge as well, but everyone paid attention to details and the mix went down without any issues,” says Robbie Robinson, Sr. Technical Services & Technical Marketing Manager.
In just a few hours, the final layer of asphalt had been laid and the project was completed just before Christmas. Everyone got to enjoy the holiday and Georgetown County Airport patrons get to enjoy a smooth take off and landing.