Video: ACE XP Selected for Busy Asphalt Road in Colorado

By August 22, 2017 Asphalt, ACE XP, Case Studies

Blackfeather Trail is a busy asphalt-paved road in Castle Rock, Colorado which faced cracking issues after years of fatigue. The town of Castle Rock sought an innovative and cost-effective solution to repair the road and ensure its durability. Located near a high school and recreation center, high traffic volumes were certain to continue, including a large number of school buses.

Surface Tech distributor Nilex discussed with the town its need for an effective, long-term solution that would reduce costs. The existing road experienced reflective cracking and rutting, and was in poor condition. Castle Rock recognized the value that ACE XP provides to prevent these burdensome and costly issues in the future and chose Nilex and ACE XP for the project. By choosing ACE XP, the town was able to utilize a thinner pavement overlay, resulting in significant cost savings.

“One of Castle Rock’s core values is innovation,” said Joe Dennis, Managing Partner, BreakThrough Technologies. “Nilex and ACE XP align perfectly with this value while providing cost savings in addition to the anti-rutting and anti-cracking attributes required for this challenging job.”

Nilex’s successful installation resulted in a durable and strong paving solution that the town of Castle Rock can enjoy for many years with less maintenance and more reliability.

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About ACE XP Polymer Fiber:

ACE XP, a Surface Tech asphalt additive, uses aramid fibers to address the two major distresses affecting asphalt performance today; cracking and rutting. Doing so also dramatically improved the treated roads’ life expectancy.

When ACE XP is mixed into asphalt, it disperses over 19 million Aramid fibers throughout each ton of mix to provide 3-dimensional reinforcement that increases the asphalt’s resistance to reflective cracking, rutting, fatigue and increased life expectancy.

And best of all, no specialty contractors are needed for installation. Contractors handle ACE XP reinforced asphalt the same way they handle standard asphalt. This underscores ACE XP's technology in being easy to adopt. For more information visit