Wet or dry, road surfaces containing ES&C lightweight aggregate provide superior skid resistance. This resistance is maintained throughout the surface life, because ES&C does not polish as it wears. Additionally, due to its lightweight properties, ES&C often provides cost advantages to the contractor during shipping and handling.
Furthermore, damage to windshields, headlights, and paint caused by flying stones is virtually eliminated with ES&C, thus avoiding costly insurance claims and motorist complaints.
When used as an ice chat, rotary-kiln lightweight aggregate delivers excellent performance to efficiently provide traction on icy roadways and bridges. The application of de-icing aggregate helps motorists avoid unsafe driving conditions and allows for a faster, safer return to normal roadway usage during and after a winter storm.
De-icing aggregate provides significant benefits, including:
As a multi-use aggregate for other street maintenance projects, lightweight aggregate is used in squeegee, strip, scrub, edge and chip seals; air injection pot hole patching machines; bleeding asphalt pavement treatment; hazardous spill control; and filler in blade-mixed or pug-milled oil dirt.
Lightweight aggregate avoids many of the storage and spreading issues associated with commonly used sand and limestone screenings. Due to its long-term storage feature, municipalities nationwide appreciate having de-icing aggregate available before the storm arrives. When storms are predicted or in progress, it is often too late to place an order and safely deliver the material to the storm area.
To effectively respond to winter storms, place your order today for TXI ES&C de-icing aggregate.
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