Practical Thoughts on Pavement Preservation from Tellico Village (Loudon, TN)
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.
“Here in the village, it’s constantly growing – permitting around 200 homes a year. So there’s a lot of activity going on.”
“You’ve got to try to get a balance of whether you’re going to overlay or if you’re going to try to preserve your asphalt. It’s much cheaper to to use a preservation technique than it is to continue to overlay. And overlaying continues to bring on more and more problems with added layers, so it’s a whole lot more cost-effective to use a good product like HA5 to preserve our streets. “
“This is our fourth year of doing HA5 on our streets. We believe here in Tellico Village that HA5 is the best product on the market for the cost and for the longevity of our streets.”
“We’ve had a great response from the property owners – very well pleased with how the process works. It’s a product that more people should be using I think it is the best product on the market and we’re very well pleased with outcome.”