Terra Pave International

Provides: "Cost-effecttive, eco-friendly products for improving roadways, parking lots, airfields and all other traffic-bearing surfaces.

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TERRA PAVE INTERNATIONAL, Inc. is committed to providing its customers around the world with cost-effective, eco-friendly materials for improving roadways, parking lots, airfields, and all other traffic-bearing surfaces. Through its superior products, TPI is promoting sustainability and revolutionizing the field of asphalt pavement preservation.

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TOP-SEAL™ is an environmentally safe, all purpose liquid soil additive that is mixed with water and used for controlling and managing a variety of soil conditions in many countries throughout the world. When properly applied in sufficient quantities, Top-Seal will effectively prevent base failure, dust pollution, soil erosion, and loss of water from ponds and reservoirs.

BASE STABILIZATION. Department of Transportation field-testing revealed that Top-Seal’s strength capabilities are comparable to cement stabilization. Other tests have shown that U.S. environmental standards are significantly exceeded in Top-Seal’s resistance to moisture. Top-Seal is easily
accommodated into routine construction procedures with no requirement for special equipment or handling precautions. The product is simply diluted with water and distributed into the soil in sufficient quantities to bind and transform the base into a solid mass of tightly cemented soil particles. At a fraction of the cost of cement or lime stabilization, Top-Seal is very cost effective for stabilization of paved roads.


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Top-Seal Black ~Wearing Surface & Sealant forms a layered coating over the road base that rapidly transforms into a hardened, independent surface. It also increases surface friction, thereby shortening braking distance.

Top-Seal Black is calculated at a rate of approximately 0.15 gal/sq yd (0.5L/m2). After it has been applied and has hardened (polymerized), it creates a thick membrane coating, which prevents the penetration of water and air into the pavement.

Top-Seal Black is a polymer-based emulsion that requires water dilution. It is non-petroleum-based and eco-friendly, evaporating only water during the curing process and emitting no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It does not contain solvents or cause damage to roads or vehicles. It is easily applied, requiring no special equipment or handling procedures. Top-Seal Black is invented by the University of Texas at Austin, Patent (Pending) and licensed exclusively to Terra Pave International, Inc.

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Terra Fog ~Fog Seal extends the service life of asphalt pavements and forestalls drastic maintenance, such as resurfacing and seal coating, by preventing water from infiltrating the base. Terra Fog penetrates the pavement and seals loose particles, thereby improving the pavement’s structural matrix. It also seals small cracks, coats loose surface particles, and defines and maintains road shoulders.

Terra Fog is calculated at a rate of 0.03 to 0.22 gal/sq yd (0.15 to 1.0 L/m2) of concentrate. Before applying, the surface must be cleaned thoroughly; this is best accomplished with a power broom or blower. For proper cohesion to occur, the surface should be both dry and above 61°F (16°C). To apply, simply dilute 1 part product with 5 parts water in a holding tank, then evenly distribute it over the asphalt. The optimal spraying temperature is between 68 and 140°F (20 and 60°C). Over-applying may result in a slippery surface and pickup by vehicles.

Terra Fog is a polymer-based emulsion that requires water dilution. It is non-petroleum-based and eco-friendly, evaporating only water during the curing process and emitting no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It does not contain solvents or cause damage to roads or vehicles. It is easily applied, requiring no special equipment or handling procedures. Terra Fog is invented by the University of Texas at Austin, Patent (Pending) and licensed exclusively to Terra Pave International, Inc.

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Terra Prime ~Prime Coat penetrates, bonds and stabilizes the sub-base layer of asphalt pavements, thereby waterproofing it before placing the hot mix asphalt.

Extensive testing, coordinated by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Transportation, has determined that Terra Prime outperforms all competitor products as a replacement for MC-30, a cutback asphalt that is used globally. The Environmental Protection Agency classifies cutback asphalt as a volatile organic compound, which is regulated closely by environmental agencies worldwide.

MC-30 is laden with kerosene, a toxin, whose leaching and evaporation into the ground and atmosphere have polluted the environment for years. In addition to such concerns, MC-30 poses serious health risks to those exposed to its fumes and potential flammability. The inhalation of asphalt fumes produced by petroleum solvents can cause dizziness, headaches, intoxication and vomiting. These fumes also contain known carcinogens. Research has shown that other products, mostly emulsion-based asphalt, can replace MC-30. However, none has proved to be as effective as MC-30 — that is, until Terra Prime.
Terra Prime is calculated at a rate of 0.42 to 0.6 gal/sq yd (1.92 to 2.74 L/m2) of concentrate. To apply, simply dilute 1 part product with 5 parts water in a holding tank, then evenly distribute it over the asphalt in two passes. The use of a distributor or pressurized spraying system is highly recommended in order to ensure efficient distribution.

Terra Prime is a polymer-based emulsion that requires water dilution. It is non-petroleum-based and eco-friendly, evaporating only water during the curing process and emitting no volatile organic compounds. It does not contain solvents or cause damage to roads or vehicles. It is easily applied, requiring no special equipment or handling procedures. Terra Prime is invented by the University of Texas at Austin, Patent (Pending) and licensed exclusively to Terra Pave International, Inc.

Block-Seal™ ~Compressed Earth Block Sealant & Stabilizer

Blocks that are produced by most compressed earth block machines are significantly denser and stronger than those produced by simply using water during the compression process of making compressed earth blocks.

Block Seal Difference by Terra Pave International

Now, compressed earth blocks can be made even stronger and more weather-resistant by simply adding Block-Seal™ to the soil while making the blocks. Shown in this photo, the block on the left was treated with Block-Seal, and on the right, only water was used in the production of the block.
The compressed earth blocks were then left in the open air and, after a single rainstorm, the untreated block had been severely damaged. Block-Seal™ compressed earth block sealant is an excellent additive for all types of soil used in the manufacturing of blocks using compressed earth block making machines. Block-Seal™ compressed earth block sealant not only helps with the soil matrix but also decreases the material’s permeability. Once the blocks are finished, they may be left natural or painted. Block-Seal™ is treated with UV inhibitors to help reduce the natural degradation of the compressed earth blocks.

Block Seal Wall Terra Pave

Another advantage of using Block-Seal™ compressed earth block sealant for your compressed earth blocks is that the same material used to make the blocks can also be used as a bonding agent between your blocks. This simplifies the operation by using only Block-Seal™ compressed earth block sealant, water, and the method by which you produce your blocks.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) BLOCK-SEAL™ Liquid Soil Hardener Date: 5/08/06 Former Date: 8/02/04 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES 9.1 Physical State: Liquid 9.2 Appearance: White 9.3 pH: 4.5 – 8.5 9.4 Solubility in Water: water soluble 9.5 Odor: Mild chemical odor 9.6 Boiling Point (760 mmHg): 100 0C / 212 0F 9.7 Freezing Point: 0 0C / 32 0F 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY 10.1 Stability/Instability: Stable 10.2 Hazardous Polymerization: None. 4. FIRST AID MEASURES 10.3 Inhibitors/Stabilizers: NA. 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION 11.1 Acute Toxicity: Information on analogous products indicates toxicity levels well within most acceptable standards. There is no evidence that vinyl acetate has caused cancer in humans. Contact manufacturer for more detailed information pertaining to toxicity studies. 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION 12.1 Environmental Fate: Not toxic to fish or plants. Non-biodegradable. Not RCRA hazardous. Analogous materials indicate ecotoxical information is well within most acceptable standards. 12.2 Ecotoxicity: Micro-Organisms = IC50 = Result Value > 2000 mg/l. Aquatic Invertebrates = Daphnia EC50 = Result Value > 1000 mg/l. Fish = Fathead Minnow LC50 = Result Value > 1000 mg/l.


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HR-TS™ ~Dust Control Agent & Sealant

Featured on the cover of Aggregates Manager, a re-labeled version of  our product Top Seal White™, was internationally recognized for its excellent performance in controlling dust pollution on a major haul road in Texas, USA.
Our product Top Seal White™  sits on the leading edge of technology for products specifically designed with dust control, fugitive dust, road dust control, soil stabilization, erosion control and soil permeability enhancement as the end objective.  For more information regarding Top-Seal please visit our main product page.

Less Expensive Than Water based Dust Control
With our haul road dust control products program, there is no evaporation or washing out. The initial application and occasional maintenance applications will provide a continuous and permanent accumulation of our dust control  product into the soil. Eventually, the dust particles will be overwhelmed by the presence of our haul road dust control products and the frequency between maintenance applications, and the cost of controlling dust pollution will be dramatically reduced.

Dust Control with water, your profits just evaporate

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Guaranteed Dust Control Results
With our Haul Road Dust Control Products, dust pollution is significantly reduced or eliminated with an initial application, and is permanently kept under control with occasional re-applications on an “as-needed” basis. Re-applications of our haul road dust pollution control products will bond with previous ones, thereby cumulatively reducing a need for future treatments. When used properly in sufficient quantities, the results with our Haul Road Dust Control Program are GUARANTEED.

Haul Road Dust Control Programs
Terra Pave International offers three solid programs for controlling your Haul Road Dust. Each program delivers satisfying results for long term haul road dust control.

•    Total Conversion Haul Road Dust Control Products Program
•    Incremental Haul Road Dust Control Products Program

Advantages of our Haul Road Dust Control Programs:

•    Permanently eliminate dust pollution.
•    Reduce dust control expenditures by as much as 50 percent.
•    Reduce or eliminate continuous daily operations of a water truck.
•    Eliminate frequent reconstruction of haul roads.

Equipment and On-Site Assistance
Our haul road dust control products are available in 55 gallon drums (208 liters) or in 275 gallon totes (1,025 liters), and can be diluted up to 9 times during an initial application, depending on soil type and desired results.

The basic item of equipment that is needed for distribution of our haul road dust control products into the soil is a water truck with an efficient spray bar. Transfer pumps and spray bars are available at a minimum cost, or free when ordering by truck loads or containers. These items will help facilitate a quick and smooth transfer of the product from a water truck into the soil.

If general reconstruction and permanent reshaping of a haul road is desired, then other types of equipment, such as a motor grader and a compactor are highly recommended. Information on specific application procedures for our haul road dust pollution control  product can be obtained directly from our company.

Our Haulage Road Dust Control Program Pays For Itself
Although there are many variables to consider in a haul road program, the cost of the first year of a haul road dust control program with our haulage road dust pollution control  product will generally not exceed the actual or estimated cost of daily watering operations. After the first year, the cost of continuing maintenance under our Haul Road Program is Guaranteed to be significantly lower than daily watering operations, and over a period of several years, the savings can accumulate to as much as 75 percent.

With an initial application of our haulage road dust pollution control  product, dust pollution is immediately eliminated, and with occasional maintenance applications, it is permanently brought under control. We recommend that haul road managers undertake their dust control programs with our haul road dust pollution control  product in segments of approximately one mile at a time. (Segments of less than one mile tend to become more easily reoccupied by contamination that has been blown in or imported by traffic from non-controlled areas.) With availability of sufficient equipment and personnel, a mile of a typical haulage road of approximately 20 yards width can be treated and finished in a single day. The savings that are derived from using our haul road dust pollution control  product in the early stages of a dust pollution control program can then be redirected into future segments, thereby taking advantage of programming the product to pay for itself.

Our Haul Road Dust Control Program
There are two phases in the haul road dust pollution control program. The first is the initial application, and the second is the maintenance program. An initial application of our haulage road dust pollution control  product will produce immediate results and a continuing maintenance program will insure permanent success.

A substantial amount of product is used during the first phase in order to cover and control the majority of the dust. In the second phase of the program, the product is much more diluted, and therefore, significantly less expensive per square yard.

The higher dilutions during the maintenance phase allows the product to penetrate more effectively into the previously hardened road base as it tackles newly worn areas or areas with new contamination blown in by the wind or carried in by haul trucks.

First Year:
The first phase of the Haul Road dust pollution control program will consist of an intensive initial application that will be followed by a series of higher diluted maintenance applications occurring on an as-needed basis. In a typical haulage road environment, the cost of controlling dust with our haul road dust pollution control  product during the first year is expected to be less than the alternative cost of daily watering operations.

Second And Subsequent Years:
Maintenance applications will continue throughout the second and subsequent years on a gradually less frequent basis. There will be a continuing buildup of our haul road dust pollution control  product in the soil as the dust becomes heavier and much less likely to become airborne. This trend will continue into the future and will eventually reach a point in which the budget for controlling dust pollution will only be a fraction of what it was for daily water truck operations.

Customer Service
Free on-site technical assistance will be available for new customers enrolled in our Haulage Road dust pollution control program. Hot-line assistance and continuous monitoring of dust pollution levels are available from Terra Pave International’s main office at all times. Reports will be provided as needed.

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