POLYCOM TEST 

RESULTS

PolyCom Stabilising Aid vs re-sheet vs maintenance grade

In March 2015, a council in south-west NSW undertook a practical comparison between unsealed road maintenance methods. The results confirm that PolyCom adds water resistance and longevity to the existing road materials, reducing future maintenance interventions.

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Selecting a stretch of unsealed road, the council allocated three test sections - the first to be re-sheeted with imported gravel, the second to receive a simple maintenance grade and the third to be treated with PolyCom Stabilising Aid.

In April 2015, one month later, a loose fines sweep test (or Ravel Test) was conducted on each section of the road to collect all loose material from a 1 metre x 1 metre test patch.

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Only 426 grams of material was collected from the PolyCom treated section of road, a stark comparison to the maintenance grade and re-sheet sections.

Ravel Test results:

Re-sheet section - 9,845 grams per m2 

Maintenance grade section - 5,019 grams per m2

PolyCom treated section - 426 grams per m2

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As you can see from the images and the results, the re-sheeted section yielded 23 times more loose material than the PolyCom treated section. What's more, four days prior to testing, the roads were subjected to over an inch of rain.

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The results confirm that PolyCom adds water resistance and longevity to the existing road materials, and prevents the time and expense of winning and hauling new gravel to site.

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Call 1800 790 907 to find out more about the PolyCom sustainable road maintenance system - in support of the environment and a more sustainable Australia.

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