Cold Mix Asphalt
Our cold mix asphalt (CMA) is a high quality, flexible and durable paving material. At All States, we have 50 years of experience formulating and manufacturing cold mix asphalt for road construction. We are constantly improving our formulations to give better controlled curing, better adhesion to aggregates, and higher quality, more durable cold mixes.
We manufacture cold mix asphalt in a pugmill, which blends our asphalt emulsions with aggregates according to the laboratory-designed job mix formula. The cold mixes may be manufactured at a central location or a portable pugmill may be moved to your site. Virgin aggregates and/or reclaimed asphalt pavement (asphalt millings) may be used to produce a low-cost, durable paving material. Our cold mix design and quality control testing by certified technicians make sure that you receive quality cold mix materials for your project.
Benefits of All States Materials Group’s Cold Mix Asphalt
- Flexible but strong pavement materials resistant to rutting, cracking and moisture damage
- Smooth and quiet riding surfaces
- Can be mixed at a central plant or on-site in portable plants at remote locations
- Cold mix asphalt minimizes transportation and material costs
- Eco-friendly water-based materials used at ambient temperatures reduce emissions, fumes and energy needs
- Can be easily recycled and maintained
- Cost-effective paving for upgrading rural roads far from a hot mix plant
- Stockpiled patch mixes remain workable all year to repair cracks and patch potholes as needed
- Strict quality control
- Cost-effective paving materials for remote areas and small-scale fixes like pothole patching
Cold Mix Asphalt Uses
Asphalt emulsion mixes are very versatile in the field. They allow economical paving in remote areas and they make winter patching of potholes easy. The durable cold mixes may be used for base, binder, leveling or top courses or structural overlays. The resiliency of cold mix patches to self-heal with movement from freeze-thaw cycles makes them ideal for thin pavements on non-engineered roads.
For best results:
- Cold mixes should be applied to surfaces that are prepared with any debris cleaned off and compaction and/or grading as needed.
- Stockpiled patch mixes may crust over with time, but a shovel should be able to easily break through the crust to the workable mix.
- Tarping may be helpful.
- Potholes should be cleaned and relatively dry before filling with cold patch mix.
Contact us for more information about how our cold mix asphalt emulsion mixes can help upgrade your road network.