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CEMEX unveil VIAMAIN reinstatement asphalt

CEMEX Viamain asphalt

Asphalt solution provides enhanced workability, durability and compaction properties  

CEMEX have introduced VIAMAIN, a sustainable asphalt solution for trench reinstatement which has been specially developed with the utility contractor in mind. 

Defects associated with trench reinstatements are one of the major challenges faced by utility contractors. The full compaction of standard asphalt mixes during reinstatement works is often difficult to achieve, which can lead to high air void content and premature failure of the material.

VIAMAIN has been designed to deliver improved air void compliance and a reduction in the number of defects associated with trench reinstatements through enhanced workability and compaction properties.  

Furthermore, the enhanced durability means VIAMAIN has a significantly decreased whole life carbon footprint, compared with traditionally used materials. According to CEMEX, this can be further reduced by the use of a warm mix version of VIAMAIN ECO.

VIAMAIN mixes are fully compliant with the requirements of the Specification for the Reinstatement of Opening for Highways and mixes are available as a 20mm binder course and a 10mm and 6mm surface course, all of which fully conform to BS EN 13108-1. 

Martin Ashfield, national technical manager (asphalt and surfacing) for CEMEX UK, commented: ‘For our customers the risk of defects associated with trench reinstatements is one of the major issues they face and by using VIAMAIN they will see a reduction in both visual and core defects which, in turn, saves money in defect charges and rectification. 

‘The sustainability benefits are an added advantage, as we are seeing more and more customers looking to choose more eco-friendly options for their projects. We offer a wide range of sustainable products to our customers for all types of work and we continue to collaborate with others to increase our eco range.’

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