The A/O Series of Asphalt Overlay Fabrics are most frequently specified to perform at least one of the following functions:
Carthage Mills' FX-A/O Series of nonwoven polypropylene Asphalt Overlay fabrics are specially needle-punched and heat-set to provide an economic solution to extending the useful life of pavement overlays.
Reflective cracking – the reproduction of cracks from the original pavement through the new overlay – is the most common cause of asphalt overlay fatigue and failure. These cracks allow surface water to penetrate downward through the pavement, saturating and weakening the subgrade, and accelerating fatigue cracking. Specially developed and tested geotextiles have been proven to inhibit this process and extend the useful life of the asphalt overlay and pavement system.
Carthage Mills' FX-A/O Series of Asphalt Overlay fabrics, when installed on a properly prepared surface and sufficient tack coat, improve the performance of asphalt road surfacing and resurfacing up to 50% by reducing the “causes” of overlay fatigue failure.
Carthage Mills' FX-A/O Series of nonwoven polypropylene fabrics are specially designed for new asphalt overlays and chip seal surface treatments, and provide:
Carthage Mills' FX-A/O Series of nonwoven Asphalt Overlay fabrics are ideal for:
Carthage Mills' FX-38A/O, FX-42A/O and FX-46A/O are nonwoven geotextiles designed specifically for asphalt overlay applications. Constructed of 100% polypropylene needle punched and heat–set fibers, their ease of installation and superior performance in the field has found favor with owners and contractors alike.
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FX-42A/O and FX-46A/O meet or exceed the minimum requirements for Paving Fabrics of the AASHTO: M 288-15 Geotextile Specification for Highway Applications; see the:
Report on the Use and Performance of nonwoven paving fabric interlayer systems (Under contract with the Geotextile Div. of IFAI):
Nonwoven Paving Fabrics Study - Final Report
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