Preventing Pavement Thermal Cracks Using Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier

Thermal cracks in pavement occur when temperature-related forces of expansion and contraction exceed a binder's ability to stretch or compress enough to conform to these movements. Cracking often starts with damage so small it's invisible to the eye. 

Pavement with thermal cracking

Pavement with thermal cracking

By creating a more resilient binder at a molecular level, DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier can help prevent thermal cracks.