For research purposes, we continue to test Petraviam for durability and performance. During rain or shine, Petraviam maintains a hard and impervious surface.
Following a Brinell hardness methodology, we measured wet compacted road base, dry compacted road base and a county road against Petraviam roads for hardness. Wet Petraviam roads were 300 percent harder than wet road base that had been compacted. Over time, as the solution oxidizes, the Petraviam paved surface continues to get harder.
What does it mean for counties and municipalities? Safer roads, happier citizens, reduced road and bridge expenditures. The county road below was paved 2-months ago with an asphalt seal coat, when it rained it turned to mud with a relative hardness of 0.114 compared to the adjacent Petraviam paved ranch road with a hardness of 3.39. The photo below tells the tale; ruts and mud that will turn to dust and erosion over time.
What does it mean for facilities operators and logistics companies? Petraviam stands up to 80,000 pound trucks running all day, every day, rain or shine.
Rain can bring an unpaved logistics or turnaround yard to stop. Watch this video to see how Outlander runs smoothly with Petraviam, rain or shine.
Larry Gabel owns and operates absolute demolition and an industrial park in Liberty Hill, Texas. Petraviam proved to be rock hard. Watch this 2-minute video to hear his story.
.Metco is a storage company that has enclosed and open storage for rent. With Petraviam applied, customers have easier access to their boats, trucks and recreational vehicles. With a cleaner facility, occupancy and rents improve providing a 6-month payback.
"Our facility was dusty when dry and muddy after a rain. We've seen a big improvement after the Petraviam was applied. Dust was eliminated, mud too, customers are happier and revenues are up."
General Manager, Metco
"After a really hard rain we used to have deep ruts that left mud on everyone's shoes and vehicles. After our company had Petraviam applied, rain and mud are gone. Our business runs cleaner and faster."
CFO, Outlander, Inc.
"We're a logistics company, heavy trucks and freight are key to our business. Petraviam holds up to the tractor trailers that roll in and out of here daily."
General Manager, Outlander, Inc.
States and municipalities are moving to unpaved roads to contain costs and improve the environment. As reported in Wired Magazine1, 27 states have made the move.
By un-paving instead of repaving, the city of Montpelier, Vermont, saved about $120,000—a big chunk for a city whose annual budget for street building and repairs was $1.3 million.
Plus, using materials like cement are expensive and environmentally unfriendly, the cement industry is a huge producer of the green house gas, carbon dioxide — responsible for about 5 percent of all global emissions. 2
Asphalt is harmful as well as it contains Volatile Organic Compounds such as benzene, and other known carcinogens. Coal tar, used in many surfacing applications is actually even more hazardous to the environment and ultimately our health.
Water is a powerful force. For roads, facilities parking and infrastructure, erosion caused by water can destroy natural gravel roads and surfaces such as asphalt and chip seal, creating potholes and worse yet, wash outs that make it impossible for repair personnel to restore services after severe weather. Watch how Petraviam creates an impervious surface that repels water, yet maintains a high traction environment.