When Northern Asphalt Surfacing needed a new solution for its 1200 sqm car park, a highly robust yet sustainable surfacing product that could withstand the daily rigours of wagons, vans and cars constantly turning was needed.
The layout and design of the car park, which wraps around the Northern Asphalt head office, meant that it was impossible to place a standard stone mastic asphalt (SMA) product and expect it to last with such demanding traffic.
An innovative material that surpassed the expectations of a conventional asphalt material was therefore required, and Aggregate Industries’ SuperCurve, a high performance 10mm polymer modified asphalt, was chosen. Plus, SuperCurve is BBA HAPAS approved adding to its credibility for the job.
Encapsulating reliability, and cost-effectiveness, SuperCurve is designed to withstand heavy and high-speed vehicles in transit and helps to prolong road life as well as minimising on-going maintenance costs. Plus, with its enhanced durability and extended life, it is a more sustainable choice.
Stewart Smith, Co-Owner, of Northern Asphalt, said: “We trusted Aggregate Industries and knew that with the specialist guidance from the Surfacing Solutions’ technical team, SuperCurve would be the ideal solution for our needs. It’s a product that not only met our specifications but also aligned seamlessly with our commitment to eco-conscious practices, making it a perfect match for our objectives.”
Phil Walker, Sales Manager for Aggregate Industries, said: “We’ve never used SuperCurve on a car park before but felt that it was the only material, other than concrete, that would hold up against the daily influx of wagons, loaders, vans and cars.”
As a high-performance product tailored to meet the rigorous demands of high-stress areas, what sets SuperCurve apart is its BBA Highways Authority Product Approval Scheme (HAPAS) approval – meaning that it complies with robust and consistent HAPAS assessments.
Timing was critical with this project. Northern Asphalt took ownership of the property on a Saturday, with Aggregate Industries only having the Sunday to deliver the 120 tonnes needed to cover the area and for Astley Plant to lay it and then be white lined in time to open on Monday morning.
An intense £15,000 project but with teamwork and collaboration, a huge success.