CEMEX launch VIAPATH asphalt
New, fast-laying, eco-friendly, single-layer premium asphalt solution for cycle lanes and footpaths
CEMEX have launched VIAPATH, a new, premium, single-layer asphalt solution for cycle lanes and footpaths which has been developed with speed of construction in mind.
VIAPATH can be laid between 25mm and 70mm thick, eliminating the need for multi-layer surfacing which can be costly – both in terms of the materials and labour required.
It also presents significant time savings, which helps to limit the disruption to pedestrians and other road users and achieve a faster rate of job completion.
For those looking to incorporate more eco-friendly products into their construction projects, VIAPATH is said to offer real sustainability benefits.
According to CEMEX, the product achieves a carbon footprint reduction for a project by requiring less fuel use during the paving operation, less tack coat/bond coat and lower on-site wastage.
A further benefit of the VIAPATH single-layer solution is that it addresses a common cause of potholes caused by traditional pavement construction.
Typically, a horizontal joint would be required between the binder course and surface course layers, which presents an inherent risk to the ingress of water.
With VIAPATH, this joint is eliminated, thus improving the overall structural durability of the pavement.
Martin Ashfield, technical manager for Asphalt & Paving with CEMEX Europe, commented: ‘As more and more of us adapt to new ways of sustainable travelling that also ease pressure on public transport, the development of cycle and footpaths is critical.
‘VIAPATH is a premium-quality asphalt solution that has been specifically designed to replace surface, regulating or binder courses in a single pass.
‘This will allow our customers to quickly meet government demands for fast pop-up solutions, while also being cost-effective and minimizing disruption to pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.’