How FORTA-FI® Works
FORTAfied ® asphalt builds stronger asphalt surfaces, and stronger roads are safer roads. FORTAfied asphalt reduces maintenance, thereby reducing future costs and extending the service life of a pavement. Asphalt reinforced with FORTA-FI has improved tensile strength, resilient modulus, Marshall Stability and Flow.
Up to 35% decrease in asphalt thickness or up to 50% increase in asphalt life = $avings and Quality!
No modifications to equipment or placement and compaction practices required!
*Based on case studies designed using the mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG).
There is also the option for designers to reduce the thickness of the asphalt just enough to offset the cost of the FORTA-FI itself. In this way, the pavement owner is able to realize life extension at no additional cost.
FORTI-FI materials have been extensively tested in both the lab and in the field with phenomenal results. In laboratory tests conducted by Arizona State University FORTAfied asphalt materials demonstrated:
- Higher crack propagation resistance
- Higher fatigue life
- Higher strength (150%)
- Higher tensile strain at failure
- Higher fracture energy at failure
- Lower thermal cracking, even at 14°F (-10°C)
Contact Pacific GeoSource to find out more about using FORTA-FI® in your next project.