Benefits

HIGHWAYS:

  • Right 1st time, every time
  • Award winning innovation (Winner 2015 NJUG Innovation Award)
  • Saves hours a day spent either collecting hot asphalt or wasted after asphalt has gone cold
  • Eliminates wasted asphalt
  • Avoids the expense of cold mix temporary repairs with repeat site visits
  • Reduces vehicle movements, road closures, traffic delays and pollution
  • Avoids temporary patches getting larger
  • Less accidents- compensation claims
  • Improved public satisfaction
  • Permanent repairs can now be completed out of hours during nights, weekends and holidays, with no upcharges, increased travelling distances or wasted time collecting hot asphalt
  • Green process promotes greater use of sustainable materials as part of a more sustainable process
  • Less wasted paid for man hours and equipment
  • Flexibility to stop and do other works like footpath slabs between patches in the area
  • Red asphalt is easy to make when required and with no waste
  • Ability to recycle break out for base course doubles the material available to a team
  • Saving time and avoiding temporary repairs allows more patches to be executed at lower cost

 

UTILITIES:

  • By avoiding interims, temporary repairs, hot boxes, increased travel, and upcharges on nights, weekends and holidays, traffic management and permitting, late overruns, wasted time, and wasted material; the Roadmender is able to deliver meaningful savings to any yard
  • Saving time not having to collect hot asphalt and gaining additional working hours after a traditional team’s asphalt has lost its temperature; the Roadmender is able to close more patches throughout the day
  • It can switch between different materials throughout the day, helping to facilitate planning, driving efficiency and minimizing waste
  • It can supply small loads to other gangs coming back to the yard to get them back out patching
  • It can go out and make permanent repairs at night with whatever material is required
  • It’s available at weekends and holidays at no extra cost
  • It can easily handle remote patches in different materials as part of a standard day
  • It can also make red asphalt with no waste
  • The bagged material means teams can carry out other works like slab work between patches, without time constraints
  • Bagged mix also avoids wasted hot-mix caused by bad weather delays so teams can maximize profitability and minimize waste
  • Roadmender teams can start at whatever time makes most sense, reducing congestion in the yard at peak times and giving backfill teams time to get ahead of them
  • 2-man teams at remote yards may only complete 8 patches a day. With the Roadmender, these can be completed by 11am, leaving 5 hours to double productivity or do other things
  • The cost savings and efficiencies also lead to a number of other benefits in terms of improved customer satisfaction, reduced traffic, reduced vehicle movements, less patches left open to weather damage or that can cause accidents and lower carbon emissions associated with wasted material, fuel and vehicle movements