The significance of the NaturalPAVE® XL Resin Pavement™ technology is clear when the environmental advantages are considered in: no air pollution or fossil fuel burning required to heat the product during its manufacturing, transportation or placement; and no toxic petroleum components to contaminate land and water. These pavements retain the natural coloration and texture of the constituent aggregate materials. Additionally, these light colored solar reflective pavements provide a cool alternative to black asphalt and its deleterious contributions to the Urban Heat Island Effect, smog formation, greenhouse gas emission, global warming and climate change.
When different pavements are tested with infrared thermometers to evaluate their comparative surface temperatures, NaturalPAVE® XL Resin Pavement™ typically tests similar in temperature to light colored concrete, while adjacent asphalt pavements are far hotter. This temperature difference is a health and comfort issue adjacent to residential areas, offices, theme parks, schools, and other public facilities. Heat absorbent asphalt pavements are gaining increasing notoriety for their contribution to Urban Heat Island problems, increased air conditioning and energy demand, increased smog formation, greenhouse gas emission, global warming and climate change.
Whether it’s air or water quality protection, the comfort of a cool pavement surfacing, or a matter of simple natural aesthetics, NaturalPAVE® XL Resin Pavement™ can be utilized to cover up existing asphalt pavement as an “overlay” in similar manner as additional layers of asphalt are placed on top of older asphalt pavements. As the environmental and aesthetic rationale for overlaying asphalt with a more appropriate pavement surfacing gains further recognition, the tried and proven NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement technology will be the obvious choice.