Tech Talk June 2022 | Moisture sensitivity solutions
Registrations closing: 31 May 2022
Date: 2 June 2022 | Time: 10:00 am – 11.30 am AEST
Moisture induced damage due to the stripping of the bituminous binder from aggregates is a concern in asphalt pavements which are exposed to moisture during their in-service life. Moisture damage of asphalt pavements is not a distress by itself, but it is the trigger for the development of other distresses in the pavement. To reduce the propensity of moisture induced damage, Australian road agencies specify the use of hydrated lime to mitigate the risk of stripping. While in Europe and USA liquid antistrip agents are commonly used to reduce moisture sensitivity in Australia Hydrated lime is still the preferred choice.
The tech talk will discuss the solutions available to industry to reduce moisture induced damage.