High Density Mineral Bond – HA5 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.
“HA5 is going to serve two purposes for our city. Number one, is it’s going to preserve the pavement, and maintain our current PCI, preserve our infrastructure. But it also serves the public, as in they’re getting the surface treatment that they’re happy with.”
“If I can have happy citizens that will go to council meetings excited about their product, it’ll help me extend my dollars, and hopefully get more dollars towards our preservation program.”
The Public Want The Best Pavement On Their Roads
“The public, they always want new. They want the top of the line. They want the best. They want nice black roads. They want a smooth surface. They want the roads that their kids can go out and skateboard and ride their bikes, and play basketball on. They don’t care for the rough surface, or the inconvenience of the graveling, or shedding that may occur with other products that we’ve used in the past.”
“The challenges I have with other surface treatments are that the finished product is a lot rougher. They end up with some shedding problems with loose stones. People tracking stones into their house, into their garage, coming home when their kid has issues because they’ve been out playing in the street. Kids falling off their bicycles and getting skinned up real bad. So it’s been not only an aesthetics problem but a problem as far as the residents being happy.”
“We’re trying to go after the best streets first to maintain what we have that’s good, and extend those lives so that we can actually put more dollars towards the backlogged roads that are failing now. Reactive is very costly, reconstructive or overlay. You’re talking $14 a ton, versus a dollar a something a square foot for preservation.”