NATURALPAVE SEMI-PERMANENT ROAD SURFACES
The strength of asphalt roads, while saving up to 60% of the cost.

The environmentally-positive alternative for semi-permanent unpaved roads, from the leading innovators in soil stabilization.

IT’S TIME FOR A NEW WAY

The traditional methods are old as dirt, so it’s about time for the “Third Way” to change everything. Conventional roads methods have been around a long, long time — and they’re not getting any better. The “First Way” was asphalt, used for road building around 625 B.C. in Babylon and introduced in the U.S. as asphalt pavement in 1870. Yet it’s still the dominant means at 95%! The “Second Way” was gravel, when a layer of larger rocks was covered by a layer of smaller gravel in France about 240 years ago.

Now, Midwest soil stabilization science brings you the “Third Way,” new NaturalPave, an engineered, environmental alternative to the old ways.

 

NaturalPave will work for you whether a road will remain unsurfaced or receive a surface treatment such as chip seal. It’s an organic stabilizing system formulated to vastly improve the sub-structure of secondary unpaved roadways.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 1

GRADE EXISTING DETERIORATED ASPHALT OR UNPAVED ROADWAYS.

  • Areas to receive Midwest’s NaturalPave stabilization emulsion shall be graded and scarified to the minimum depth and width of intended placement area.
  • The soil shall be scarified by tilling, disking or ripping to achieve uniform preparation of the soil to the planned minimum depth.
  • The soil should be damp at the time of scarification to reduce dust and aid in pulverization.
  • Surface gravel and stones are to be removed or if possible thoroughly mixed with surrounding soils to obtain a homogenous blend.

STEP 2

BLEND GRINDINGS INTO SUB-BASE.

  • Apply proprietary formula to the desired area at the instructed rate with a pressurized spray system and thoroughly blend into the soil until the homogenous mixture is obtained to established depth.
  • Mixing shall be done with commercialized mixing equipment or motor grader (blade mixing).

STEP 3

BLEND PRODUCT

  • The blending method utilized shall result in a uniformly treated mixture at optimum moisture content.
  • The amount of area mixed each day should be limited to that which the contractor can thoroughly mix and compact within that work day.

STEP 4

PERFORM COMPACTION

  • Begin initial compaction as soon as installation will bear roller without undue displacement, to be conducted with pneumatic roller or soil compactor.
  • Generally, no more than two passes are required for initial compaction.
  • Begin final compaction as soon as possible following initial compaction, using 5- to 10-ton double drum roller.
  • Roll surface in final compaction as required, to eliminate roller marks and remove any surface marks from the initial compaction.
  • Make number of passes necessary to achieve an aesthetically pleasing unyielding surface and 95% optimum compaction.
  • When optimum moisture and specified compaction are achieved, the surface needs to cure prior to final applications.

STEP 5

APPLY TOPCOAT

  • When surface has dried, typically 24-48 hours after final compaction, apply seal coats at specified application rate.
  • Seal coats may be applied in multiple coats, allowing surface to dry between applications, to prevent running and to insure uniform coverage.
SAVE MORE WITH EVERY MILE OF ROAD

The old ways cost more in equipment, personnel and material. Compare what it takes to build only one mile to doing so with the “Third Way.”

Conventional Roadbuilding Methods
  • Grader
  • Roller
  • Dump Trucks with Gravel
  • Water Trucks
  • Batch Plant
  • Earthmovers
  • Paver
  • Asphalt Trucks
  • XX People
Midwest NaturalPave
  • Grader
  • Roller
  • Tractor with Tiller
  • Spray Truck
  • 5 People

That’s just a single mile. Think about the sheer magnitude of materials, equipment, time and manpower for every mile of road stabilization you need. With conventional, old methods it becomes a rough road of money lost when compared to Midwest’s “Third Way” — the new way of NaturalPave that utilizes native or in-place soils to save money and effort associated with hauling non-native materials.

THE ADVANTAGES ARE AS STRONG AS THE ROAD SURFACE ITSELF

More strength and longevity, for less than conventional methods. The “Third Way” from Midwest increases loading capacity and structural integrity while reducing harmful moisture penetration. New roadbuilding chemistry in NaturalPave offers advanced performance and significant cost savings over ordinary, old-fashioned methods.

Enhance the visual appeal with native soils
In-place soils already fit in with the environment, creating a compatible, congruent aesthetics while making it unnecessary to haul in non-native, foreign materials
Strengthen the roadway infrastructure
An alternative-binder based road construction system improves long-term performance of un-surfaced and surfaced roads
Extend road life
Improve aging control to reduce cracking and moisture damage
Increase loading capacity (CBR)
Create or restore a smooth, skid-resistant surface with greater structural integrity
Lower maintenance costs
Reduce harmful moisture penetration and heat absorption to virtually eliminate cracking
Save on price of construction
Deliver a stronger, longer-lasting road surface more cost-effective than conventional road design

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