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Research, testing and education have brought many changes to the asphalt maintenance industry.

Asphalt Restoration Technology has been rejuvenating Florida since 1993 and is your source for quality performance rejuvenation and preservation.

We at AR Tech will help you to protect your property investment and save on frequent repairs and breakdown of your asphalt with Pavement Dressing Conditioner (PDC) Asphalt Rejuvenation.

Rejuvenation is the choice of property owners, maintenance engineers and association managers that have compared the performance where the rubber meets the road! Unlike traditional sealcoats which merely coat the surface and do nothing to repair or protect the pavement, PDC literally penetrates the asphalt to chemically , revitalize and protect the asphalt by replacing the tars and oils lost due to oxidation. Not only does PDC beautify your property with an even black finish, but also extends the life of your pavement by 3 to 5 years with each application.

Pavement Dressing Conditioner:
  • Will not peel, crack, or delaminate like most standard water base sealcoats.
  • Reduces viscosity and increases ductility.
  • Penetrates the pavement to  and rehabilitate the asphalt binder.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable FAA and military specifications.
  • Meets eligibility for FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.
  • Extends the life of the asphalt by three to five years with each application.
  • Provides the pavement surface with a uniform black finish and wears evenly.
  • Provides surface protection against contaminants and is virtually fuel/oil resistant.

Three Stages of Asphalt Deterioration

PDC penetrates the asphalt binder to restore flexibility and seals the surface against contaminants

The graph above illustrates the need for routine maintenance to avoid accelerated degeneration after the first six years of use. Every year that surface maintenance is withheld increases the cost of major repairs.

Sheflin, J.J.E., Your Choice: Bad Roads at High Cost or Good Roads at Low Cost, Paving Forum, Fall 1983

Conventional Asphalt Treatment simply coat the surface and quickly dissipate

Stage I

Surface color fades to gray as a result of oxidation and surface oils begin to evaporate

Stage II

Fine line cracking occurs along with loss of fines (minute crushing material). The surface becomes brittle.

Stage III

Deterioration accelerates with extended cracking, increasing brittleness and viscosity while reducing flexibility. Contaminates penetrate through crack, further hastening deterioration from below the surface.

PDC protects against fuel spills 

Fluid spills such as motor oil, gasoline and hydraulic fluids are like products to your asphalt and are able to penetrate the surface and destroy the asphalt binders. If left untreated, the aggregate will ravel leaving the spill location soft and unstable to the point that you can penetrate the surface with a knife. By applying PDC, these areas will stabilize and will stop the deterioration.

The above photograph demonstrates how effectively PDC seals asphalt surfaces. The sample on the right was protected by PDC; the sample on the left was unprotected. Both samples were immersed in fuel for 24 hours, and then compared for damage. The unprotected sample was visibly damaged, but the PDC protected sample was relatively untouched.