It is a new type of composite geosynthetic material developed after geotextile, geogrid and strip polymer. It has good compatibility with asphalt mixture. The engineering practice shows that the fiberglass grid has no waterproof function, and its mesh can form an intrusion with the asphalt mixture, but it is difficult to fix in use, easy to expand and not conform to, affecting the normal paving of the asphalt mixture and its reinforcement. Geotextile can prevent underwater seepage, but the geotextile has poor strength and creep resistance when the paving temperature of hot asphalt mixture exceeds 160 °C, and can not exert the reinforced anti-crack effect; while polyester fiberglass cloth overcomes The shortcomings of both. It can effectively deal with pavement cracks and bridge and pavement water damage.
● Delay reflection crack
The pavement without polyester fiberglass cloth will have reflection cracks within a few months. The polyester fiberglass cloth can effectively eliminate the stress concentration of the joints or cracks on the pavement due to its low elongation and instantaneous tensile strength. Reducing the expansion and upward reflection of cracks in the road surface can delay the generation of reflective cracks and prolong the service life of the road, thus greatly reducing the cost of repair and maintenance.
● Provide super waterproof layer
The installation of a waterproof layer under the hot mix asphalt pavement is one of the best ways to protect and extend the life of the road. The crack-proof cloth of general materials is deformed and damaged at high temperatures, and the polyester fiberglass cloth is made of non-woven glass fiber/polyester. Can withstand the high temperature construction of modified asphalt concrete. This high temperature stability of the polyester fiberglass cloth will provide a continuous, non-deformable waterproof layer to the pavement, effectively preventing moisture penetration and avoiding damage to the pavement layer and the base layer due to moisture penetration.
● Can be completely crushed and used for road regeneration
The material properties of the polyester fiberglass cloth itself determine that it can be pulverized and recycled. When milling, the polyester fiberglass cloth is pulverized into very small fibers. This actually improves the performance of the recycled material. Crack-proof cloths of other materials sometimes stick to the milling machine, resulting in costly downtime.
● Do not shrink
Polyester fiberglass cloth maintains no deformation and shrinkage under high temperature construction environment.
● Do not stretch
Polyester fiberglass cloth will not stretch and deform during construction and installation.
● High temperature resistance
Polyester fiberglass cloth can withstand temperatures up to 258 degrees Celsius, so it does not melt or become brittle when paving asphalt concrete.
Instructions for use
According to the following method, it is very convenient to lay polyester fiberglass cloth.
◆ Clean the pavement on the pavement with polyester fiberglass cloth: remove dirt, gravel and dust to ensure the asphalt bonding effect.
◆ When the foundation pavement has large cracks (6mm or more), pits or damage, it should be repaired and filled.
◆ The bonding oil layer used must be hot asphalt. Emulsified asphalt should not be used, otherwise the bonding effect of polyester fiberglass cloth is reduced.
◆ The optimum temperature for bonding asphalt is 163-204 °C.
◆ After the asphalt is spread, the polyester fiberglass cloth must be paved before the asphalt has lost fluidity. Otherwise, the cloth body is difficult to soak the asphalt and reduce the waterproof performance of the polyester fiberglass cloth.
◆ The ambient temperature of paving polyester fiberglass cloth construction must be above 4 °C.
In order to achieve the best results, pay attention to the following aspects when paving polyester fiberglass cloth:
◆ Polyester fiberglass cloth must be installed on hot asphalt. We recommend the following asphalt. AC-20; PG64-22; AR8000; or bitumen grade 60-80 asphalt. For extreme high temperature summer construction, it is recommended The use of higher viscosity asphalt, the following asphalt is more suitable for summer construction: AC-30; PG67-22; AR8000; or assorted asphalt grade 40-60.
◆ The best asphalt utilization ratio is 1.1 liters / square meter, but depending on the actual situation of the installation road surface and the expected overlap, the usage ratio will have a range: 1.0-1.3 liters / square meter. We do not recommend the transport vehicle The asphalt in the heating is heated to above 204 ° C, because this operation will hinder the pre-maturation of liquid asphalt
◆ Be careful when loading and unloading polyester fiberglass cloth. If the cloth roll falls from the transport vehicle, it will damage the polyester fiberglass cloth, causing application problems.
◆ If streaks appear in the installation, any strips larger than 2.5 cm appearing in the paving direction must be cut and overlapped, and the overlap should be manually immersed in the asphalt layer. Polyester fiberglass cloth must be used. Roll or brush to ensure that it is in full contact with the road surface and remove air bubbles. The coating width of hot asphalt must be increased by 4 inches over the width of the polyester fiberglass cloth. Polyester fiberglass cloth is not easy to bend on the curved surface. Or stretch. When installing on a curved surface, the cloth can be shortened and can be installed mechanically or manually.
◆ Polyester fiberglass cloth can be installed with a metal roller driven by a tractor or truck. The metal roller is used to ensure that the polyester fiberglass cloth is spread evenly on the road surface. It must be installed behind the mounting roller. There is a row of brushes to ensure that the polyester fiberglass cloth is pressed into the asphalt coating. The joint of the polyester fiberglass cloth must have a laminated layer of 5.1 cm in the longitudinal direction and a 10.2 cm overlap in the width direction. The uppermost transverse joint must be in the direction of the paving, and all joints must be joined together.
◆ The paving machinery or other vehicles must be gradually unfolded on the polyester fiberglass cloth installation, and be sure to make as little steering as possible to avoid possible damage to the cloth. In the construction of the paving, the equipment tires must be attached to the fabric surface, and the sand surface should be sprinkled as little as possible to avoid being adhered. Do not reduce the amount of asphalt laid in order to reduce the adhesion of the tire. The best practice is to spread the overlap.
◆ The paved road can be opened after the contractor or installation engineer determines it.
Reconstruction of cement concrete pavement;
Old road reconstruction and expansion project;
Asphalt concrete overlay;
Municipal roads are covered;
Semi-rigid base layer shrinkage crack disposal;
Bridge deck waterproof layer.
NANJING EFG Company supplies the latest and advanced polyester fiberglass paving mat for domestic and abroad customers.
Aug 20, 2018