Today, roads are requiring more frequent maintenance and repair; however, traditional surfacing systems long favoured by traditionalists are becoming more difficult to justify in light of their cost and environmental impact.
Microsurfacings have proven their effectiveness in a large number of road projects and represent an excellent compromise between technical characteristics and cost.
Jean Lefebvre (UK) has developed Gripfibre, a 'second generation' microsurfacing that, in terms of skid resistance and durability has a track record second to none.
The innovative aspect of Gripfibre is the inclusion in the formula of synthetic fibres. These make it possible to apply gap-graded formulations without risk of segregation and thus ensure lasting surface texture. They also reduce the risk of emulsion drainage and loose chippings when the road is re-opened to traffic.
Gripfibre offers an effective and safe surfacing solution. The process represents an economic way to regenerate roadway surface characteristics in both rural and urban areas, where its low thickness eliminates the need to raise the level of joints, kerbs and manholes.
Gripfibre has been proven to have exceptional retained skid resistance values (TRL Report 570).
Key benefits include:
- Cold, ultra-thin technology
- Energy savings and raw materials conservation
- Rapid re-trafficking
- Reduced disruption for road users
- Exceptional skid resistance and durability