Forward-thinking municipalities, counties, and state DOTs today are broadening the use of multiple tools in the pavement preservation toolbox. What has risen to the top of the list for many agencies (now over 200) is the use of HA5® High Density Mineral Bond.
Critical to effectively preserving an agency’s pavement assets includes the utilization of the right treatment type for the specific use and condition of the roadway. An effective pavement management strategy is key to taking on the challenges facing you as you work to effectively preserve your infrastructure.
Hear from more agency customers below to learn more on how they have transitioned from a 1-3 year sealcoat application to a longer lasting and more cost effective High Density Mineral Bond application.
Pavement Management Insights from City Management
City of Hurst
One city that has been benefiting from HA5 installations is Hurst, TX. City management has been able to reduce the overall costs of pavement ownership as well as provide a surface that residents find attractive.
Asset Preservation: 25 Year Plan for Success
City of El Mirage (Phoenix Metro)
Larry Dobrosky, Public Works Director at El Mirage City, gives his insights on how to cost effectively maintain pavement assets through in a 25 year pavement preservation plan.
Matching the Success Found at Other Agencies
City of Georgetown
Mark Miller, Transportation Manager at City of Georgetown, TX for 28 years (retired) discusses the challenges agencies face maximizing asphalt pavement life at the lowest possible cost.
Best First Approach
Spanish Fork City
James Chappel is the Streets Division Manager with Spanish Fork City. In this video he discusses using the best first approach.
24 Year Engineer Experience
Town of Marana
Scott Leska has 28 years of engineering experience that includes ADOT. Most recently Scott served the Town of Marana for 15 years in various Engineering roles including the Engineering Division Manager. Scott is well known for his forward thinking, out-of-the box approach to managing complex problems. Scott introduced HA5 High Density Mineral Bond to Marana in 2012 with installations that continue to outperform traditional surface treatments that the town had used previously.
Effective Funding Strategy
James Thomas, from Salem City public works, gives insight into his city’s strategy for preserving residential subdivisions.
Pavement Expert Series: Brian Frix
Rockdale County DOT
Brian Frix, an Engineer with Rockdale County Dept. of Transportation, shares insights on how their county is effectively preserving the counties pavement assets with HA5 High Density Mineral Bond.
Best First Approach
This is not an IPS produced video. This video is property of the International Pavement Management Association. This is a video produced by the International Pavement Management Association (IPMA). Blair Barnhardt, Executive Director of IPMA, interviewing Randy Downs of Sedgwick County, Kansas about the advances that they have made in preserving their county’s pavement assets.
City of Rocklin, CA
Rick Lawrence discusses the two purposes Rocklin has chosen to use HA5 High Density Mineral Bond in the city. First, is to preserve the pavement and reduce costs. Second, it serves the public with a surface treatment they are happy with.
Using Alternative Treatment Methods to Stretch Budget Dollars
This is not an IPS produced video. This video is property of the International Pavement Management Association. This is a video produced by the International Pavement Management Association (IPMA). Blair Barnhardt, Executive Director of IPMA, interviewing Ron Kirby of Spartanburg County, South Carolina about the advances that they have made in preserving their county’s pavement assets.
The Right Treatment for the Right Road
American Fork City
Critical to effectively preserving an agency’s pavement assets includes the utilization of the right treatment type for the specific use and condition of the roadway. Here a public works manager addresses some of the challenges faced as they work to effectively preserve their city’s infrastructure. One way this agency effectively extends the life of their pavement assets is utilizing High Density Mineral Bond – HA5.
Tools in the Toolbox
Alabama DOT State Engineer (retired)
Mike Harper, P.E., with 42 years DOT experience, talks about the difference between best first and worst first strategies as well as pros and cons of different surface treatment options.
Nation’s Seventh Fastest Growing County Saves Huge Dollars Compared to Traditional Methods
As one of the nation’s fastest-growing counties, discover how they have overcome the challenge of making the most out of limited funds by leveraging the right treatments, on the right roads, at the right time. After an in-depth evaluation process, the county added HA5 to its preservation toolbox in order to preserve county asphalt assets in residential areas. As a result, they have benefited from additional pavement life extension and high public approval.
Schools That Do Wonders With a Small Budget
Sample School District Installations
It’s no stretch to say maintenance budgets are limited at school districts. The requirement of maximizing the value of every dollar spent is driving the implementations of HA5 at more and more school districts every year. Schools that have still have a good PCI (Pavement Condition Index rating) are able to lower their maintenance costs 30 to 40 percent compared to seal coat treatments. Find out if your schools qualify.
Using the Right Tool in the Toolbox
David Day, from Provo City, discusses using the right tool in the toolbox and the superior performance of the HA5 surface treatment in residential neighborhoods.
Pavement Expert Series:
(Retired) City of Scottsdale
Pavement management expert Robert Forsyth with 30 years experience of managing roadways in one of Arizona’s premier cities shares his insights on the latest trend benefiting municipalities to preserve their assets.
Ray White, Farmington’s Street Superintendent, shares insight into effective pavement preservation. Farmington has seen HA5 preserve their roads for over four years.
Private Communities and Organizations
Proactive private communities and organizations by the thousands have uncovered a strategy that saves them money while effectively preserving their pavement assets using HA5 – High Density Mineral Bond.
HOAs in particular are trending away from the use of seal coats due to the much higher return on investment and longer lasting performance of HA5 (categorized as High Density Mineral Bond). HA5 enables communities to lower the life-cycle costs of pavement assets and reduce the amount of road closures as HA5 installations tend to last about 2x longer or more than seal coat applications.
Pavement may be your most expensive asset. Becoming educated in pavement preservation will help you choose the treatment for your roadways that will achieve the maximum extension of pavement life for each dollar invested.
Hear from over 20 other private communities below on how they have transitioned to a longer lasting and more cost effective High Density Mineral Bond installation, rather than going with a conventional 1-3 year sealcoat, slurry, or other surface treatment.
Understanding the right treatment, for right road, at the right time ensures:
- Lowest possible expenditures
- Higher aesthetics & property values
- Fewer premature failures
- No special assessments
- More predictable costs
- Reduced need for costly rehabilitation or reconstruction
Red Rock Country Club Reveals Time-Tested Asset
Red Rock County Club’s HOA President and Community Manager discuss HA5’s financial impact on their reserve study and long term maintenance plan, and reasons for resident satisfaction. They also share an outside expert’s evaluation of remaining pavement life after implementing HA5 as part of their asset-preservation plan.
Pavement Asset Management at Vaquero Club – Dallas Metro
Hear from Dennis Ruffner, former Board President and current Infrastructure Committee Chair on his community’s experience with HA5 High Density Mineral Bond. Vaquero is another fantastic community that understands the importance of proactive, and effective pavement preservation.
Stetson Ranch HOA President
7-Year Case Study
Ken Bedrosian, seven years after selecting HA5, discusses his community’s pavement management plan, including their expectation of return on investment and improving the visual impact of the streets. Stetson Ranch is a community of 575 homes, spread across six different villages within the HOA.
Practical Thoughts on Pavement Preservation from Tellico Village –
Clayton Taylor, who is responsible for over 220 lane miles of streets, gives his insight on the process that Tellico Village went through in changing surface treatment products. He also discusses the impact HA5 High Density Mineral Bond has had on both lowering pavement lifecycle costs and also promoting a high aesthetic value that persists over time.
Siena at Summerlin - Strategizing to Save $1.5 Million
Bob Zaniewski, HOA president, discusses his community’s installation of HA5, including their expectation of return on investment and improving the visual impact of the streets. Siena is a community of over 2000 homes and expects to save $1.5 million over the next two decades utilizing High Density Mineral Bond.
Anthem Country Club in Henderson, NV – An Upscale Community of 1,640 Homes
John Thompson, HOA President at Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nevada, shares his insights on an effective pavement management strategy.
Villages of La Canada – Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
Curt Balko, President at the Villages of La Canada discusses his community’s move to High Density Mineral Bond from their previous chip seal program, saving almost 50% in their reserve costs. He also discusses in the 20 years or so that he has lived in the Villages how chip seal had been been put down at least five or six times and the benefit of a longer lasting treatment with HA5 disrupting people’s lives in the community less frequently.
(CAI Board of Trustees)
Robert Rothwell, PhD, President of the Village Green HOA, has won numerous awards such as the Outstanding HOA of the Year, Board Member of the Year, and is currently on the board of trustees for Community Associate Institute (CAI) educating HOA board members to better serve their communities.
HOA Resident and Retired Engineer on Pavement Preservation
Jerry Campbell, a Retired Engineer and resident at Vista Del Sol, gives his insight on the process the HOA went through in becoming educated in pavement preservation, and how they came to choose the High Density Mineral Bond (HA5) treatment for their roadways to lengthen their life.
Chapparal Vista Estates HOA – Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
Mimi gives her insight as President of the Board with her community’s move from using Seal Coats to instead installing longer lasting High Density Mineral Bond. Where they had been unhappy with the performance of previous seal coat treatments, residents here are now ecstatic with the look and feel of the installation and the performance they have seen.
2.5 Million Sq Ft of Asphalt
Darcy Stewart, the Developer of Sunriver Retirement Community, with 1500 Homes, and 2.5 Million Sq. Ft of Asphalt explains how he came to be associated with IPS Contractor Holbrook Asphalt and the quality he has received from them.
Sunset Greens HOA –
Cindy Nelson, HOA Board President for Sunset Greens, a community of 699 homes, discusses the the large impact streets have on their budget. They discovered that the seal coats on their streets where not holding up and embarked on a research process to find the lasting performance they knew they needed.
The Boulders HOA – Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
From the Boulders, located in North Scottsdale, Lee has been on the board for several years. He discusses the ongoing plan they have implemented to keep all the roads in their community in good shape with a different but better approach than they had engaged in previously.
Los Prados HOA
Las Vegas, Nevada
Pat Calnon, the Treasurer of Los Prados HOA in Las Vegas Nevada discusses why they chose to install HA5 on their streets. Their HOA has 1.8 Million SQ FT of asphalt and 1,358 single family homes.
Agua Dulce HOA – Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
Dave (Board Member) and JoAnn (Association President) discuss getting the most for their community’s money with 400 homes and the research process they engaged in. Residents stated this is the best job they have seen in the 14 years this community has existed.
Sun Ridge Canyon HOA – Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
Community Manager Amy Roberts, discusses the financial impact on SunRidge Canyon’s budget and their research process on ways to improve their roads. After implementing HA5 into their reserve funding, they were able to rework their plan and move out an expensive rehabilitation project from 30 years to 43 years, significantly improving their overall financial outlook.
Tamarack Ridge Estates HOA President – Terry Miller
Terry Miller, the board president at Tamarack Ridge Estates gives his insight in why their HOA chose to install HA5 on their roadways, based on recommendations they received from other HOAs.
Tuscan Hills HOA – Rich Batten, Board Member
Rich explains the process the HOA went through in educating themselves about the necessity of preserving their HOA’s most expensive asset, their streets, and how they came to choose the HA5 treatment.
Palomino HOA – Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
Patrick Neely, president of the Palomino HOA board, explains how his community rose to the challenge of finding a long term fix for preserving the condition of their roads.
Gardens Gilbert HOA – Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
Community Manager and Vice President of Premier Management Linda Byrd, explains how HA5 is about preserving the underlying structure of the pavement and the importance of understanding the impact in the long run.
Las Vegas – Erin Camden, Southern Terrace HOA Board President
Erin Camden, HOA Board President of the Southern Terrace in Las Vegas, Nevada, gives her insight on the reasoning the HOA had behind choosing to install HA5 on their 1.2 Million SQ FT of roadways for their 908 single-family home HOA.
Highland Fairways HOA
Some of the board members of the Highland Fairways, Mesquite, Nevada HOA talk about the pros of using HA5 and it’s lasting effect.
La Fortina HOA - Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area
Korin Hatch, after visiting HA5 installations, has recommended HA5 to communities she works with as a Community Manager because of the cost saving benefits.
Kayenta – Investing in Infrastructure to Last
Roy Wennerholm, Road Manager of Kayenta Home Owners Association, gives his insight into why they chose to go with a High Density Mineral Bond (HA5) rather than with a conventional slurry. Roy discusses the residents reaction as well as the half million dollar savings the community expects to achieve.
Providence, HOA –
Hear from the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) “Community Manager of the Year” at Providence HOA in Maricopa City located in the Phoenix metro area. She shares insights on how this community with over 1,000 homes has put a plan in place that saves the community money while effectively preserving the communities infrastructure using HA5 – High Density Mineral Bond.
Stone Cliff HOA: Insights on 5-Year-Old High Density Mineral Bond
Stone Cliff is a high-end community in Saint George, Utah. They have utilized HA5 for many years in order to minimize their asphalt maintenance expenses, thanks to the durability and preservation characteristics of High Density Mineral Bond.
FireRock Estates –
Phoenix Metro Area
Marianne Wiggishoff, Community Manager of Fire Rock Estates in the Phoenix Metro area for 13 years, gives her insights on their transition from a 2-3 year sealcoat application to a longer lasting and more cost effective High Density Mineral Bond application.
Sample Private Community (HOA) Installations
Proactive private communities (HOAs) are trending away from the use of seal coats due to the much higher return on investment and longer-lasting performance of HA5 (categorized as High Density Mineral Bond). HA5 enables communities to lower the life-cycle costs of pavement assets and reduce the amount of road closures as HA5 installations tend to last about 2x longer than seal coat applications.
The #1 priority for HOA members should be gaining a basic understanding pavement preservation. The stakes are high because mistakes are expensive and often followed by lawsuits.
Effectively mitigating costs by extending the life of your pavement requires planning. If you have questions like…
When do I initiate a pavement preservation program?
The latest research shows the oxidative damage to pavement happens surprising early in a pavement’s life before visible cracking occurs. Proactive planning versus reacting reduces the cost of pavement ownership.
I’m not sure if all options are being presented by my contractor?
Many contractors only tell about you what they offer, not necessarily what’s best for extending the life of your asphalt. You need to be aware of all the options before making a decision.
Previously applied treatments didn’t last. Why?
Often it is just the nature of the treatment installed. For example, seal coats are becoming a less valuable option due to the development of High Density Mineral Bonds that have a considerable longer life. (See HA5)
How do I know if I’m getting a quality treatment?
Only time will tell, so the wrong treatment can be a very costly mistake. The best assessment of what works is visiting projects that are four and five years old.