The Business of Storing Aggregate Asphalt

March 21, 2019   

Asphalt plants often face the ongoing battle of preventing aggregate piles from absorbing moisture. Recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) are increasingly popular materials used in the paving industry, but it’s important for plants to maintain the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these aggregates with proper storage.

If aggregate asphalt is stored in humid conditions or exposed to the rain, the amount of processing required before use increases substantially. Using extra man power for additional work is not a productive route for businesses, so the ideal solution is to prevent aggregate asphalt from absorbing moisture in the first place.

With a ClearSpan fabric building, the climate-regulating fabric cover creates an environment ideal for aggregate storage. Humidity control and shelter from rain and snow keep aggregates in good working condition and prevent unnecessary asphalt processing. Structures with open end walls are a popular choice due to the maximum ventilation they provide, while businesses can build to any length and up to 300’ wide for as much storage as they need.

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Read ClearSpan’s contribution to the March/April 2019 issue of Asphalt Contractor Magazine here for more information on keeping aggregate piles protected from moisture.