Road construction standards are variable across countries, states, and also industries. These standards are regulated with as much variability – sometimes for the right reasons – sometimes not!
Global Road Technology realises this and an industry leader in developing products and designs that are “fit for purpose”. This can range from high end public infrastructure to local access roads or even heavily loaded, but variable term mining haul roads. Fitting the right design and right product to the road construction standard and process is critical – and it is what we do best!
Roads built with GRT products are built cost effectively and with the required structural integrity with a strong focus on sustainable resource use and environmentally friendly products.
Different environments and different road uses determine how a road should be constructed.
Having diverse products and an unparalleled understanding of soil and pavement material diversity gives GRT the edge when providing products fit for your road needs. Our products can be used in combination with a range of soil types – whether they are naturally occurring onsite, or are being imported from a quarried source.
In-situ stabilisation, sealing and dust suppression with our range of speciality road construction products have been used in haul road construction, temporary road construction, highway construction and local road construction.
Superior Roads and Surfaces
When a road is needed for a high volume or heavy traffic area, you need trust in its durability and ongoing performance. Our environmentally-friendly and high-quality road construction products ensure integrity on all kinds of roads; from haul roads to highway construction.
Haul roads are subject to high traffic and heavy machinery such as haul trucks and tracked machinery. Because of this, we have adapted our products to suit this type of road requirement. This focuses on the concept of a maintained pavement, rather than ultimate design principles used in the civil construction industry. A maintained pavement utilises cost effective materials, often won from site, in the road construction process with a focus on cross-fall, drainage and general shape, and maintains quality by:
Minimising watering and regrading
Improving water resistant nature of the surface.
Long-term roads, such as public roads, highways or other permanent pavements on private or commercial or industrial land require a different approach. GRT’s products for stabilisation and sealing these roads are:
Flexible and durable
Sustainable and environmentally friendly
These characteristics provide asset owners a real choice when specifying road construction programs and projects. They are also compatible with bridge construction techniques and practices. The broad range of GRT products effectively work across soil types and can be relied upon to keep your roads open and operational while providing safe conditions for operators or the motoring public.
Inadequate roads can be a detriment to a manager or asset owner’s triple bottom line. Common road problems like dust, potholes, rutting corrugation or other kinds of surface degradation can all cause harm; to the planet, to people and to profit.
Roads constructed with GRT products are more resilient and able to withstand the pressure of heavy traffic loads or weak subgrades. When using Global Road Technology products to construct your haul road, local road, temporary road or highway, you will see the following benefits:
Increased Load Bearing – GRT can improve both the bearing and flexural capacity of your road pavements. Stronger roads can handle a larger number of heavier vehicles for longer, which also drive cost effectiveness and a more sustainable road.
Increased Durability – Stable material in a road means that the road is more durable and performs better over time. Roads built with GRT’s technology ensure longevity in road performance with reduced maintenance costs.
Increased Waterproofing – Water is a roads biggest enemy – across both the coldest and hottest environments on earth. Whether through sealing layers or stabilising the depth of materials, GRT’s products greatly improve the resistance to water ingress, expansion and contraction and associated failure.
Reduced Plasticity Index – Products improve the plasticity index which is indicative of characteristics more like silt or clay, both of which are not ideal for road construction due to their strength or being prone to expansion and contraction