Frequently Asked Questions
Endurablend® Systems was developed as a durable and versatile thin polymer cement overlay. It can be applied to both asphalt and concrete to provide protection, increase friction, improve aesthetics and provide pedestrians and drivers with a safer and more appealing finished surface.
Yes! Endurablend® Systems contain no harmful ingredients to either humans or the environment. It is a water-based product, has a stable cured structure and has a higher solar reflectivity than asphalt without releasing toxins into the environment. And, because it is applied at ambient temperatures, Endurablend™ Systems have low energy requirements. It can even qualify for LEED Credits.
A standard single layer of Endurablend® Systems is applied from 1-3mm thick.
Yes! Endurablend® Systems comes in a standard concrete gray or can be pigmented to virtually any color. If you have questions about how the coloring process works, please contact us anytime for more information.
As with all other micro-surfacing products, it will crack if the pavement structure cracks. However, because Endurablend® is more thermally compatible with both asphalt and concrete than most other coatings, the reflective cracking is mitigated in many circumstances. Endurablend® Systems patterned surface treatments allow for pavement cracking in predetermined channels, which extend the life of the coating, provide a more consistent riding surface, and a uniform appearance.
Yes! Endurablend® Systems is impervious to all hydrocarbons, namely fuels and oils. This characteristic makes it an excellent choice for parking garages, refueling areas and airports.
If the asphalt exhibits alligator cracking due to oxidation, then Endurablend® Systems can be applied if the asphalt is stable under traffic. Endurablend® Systems is not recommended for structurally unsound pavements with subgrade and base failures that telegraph up into the HMA or concrete surface and exhibit medium or high severity alligator cracking in the wheel paths.
Though similar products have existed since the 1990s, Endurablend’s® unique formula was introduced in 2008. Since then, it has demonstrated superior durability and versatility on both asphalt and concrete surfaces subjected to heavy vehicular traffic.
Endurablend® Systems will prevent UV from aging asphalt and its semiflexible, wearing surface is designed to preserve pavement integrity. Its natural light gray color also cools the supporting asphalt, which extends its rutting life exponentially.
Endurablend® is installed using specially designed mixing and placing equipment by certified installers. Depending on the size of the job, the installer will establish a planned closure, prepare the surface, place the coating (spray or squeegeed) in a designed configuration (color, texture, pattern and finish modification) and remove the closure.
Yes, Endurablend® Systems have been installed for over ten years in areas where snow plows are frequently used. Because of its durability and thin application, the coated surfaces are unaffected by plow blades.
Yes, it can be installed in any location from busy urban areas to rural municipalities.
Our team at Pavement Surface Coatings and our growing global network of authorized installers can both install Endurablend® Systems. If an installer is not available in your area, we will work diligently to locate an installation professional. If the logistics and schedules permit, we will fulfill the installation.
Yes. It is recommended that the asphalt surface be allowed to cure for at least 2 weeks before installing Endurablend®. This allows the surface volatiles to evaporate or be removed by traffic to prevent tracking on decorative features.
Where discrete cracking exists on the road surface, it is recommended to treat the cracks appropriately by cleaning and routing and then applying an Endurablend® pretreatment layer. After this treatment has cured, the application of the designed Endurablend System can proceed.