Project Update

  • The City of Sunset Hills plans to apply "Reclamite" to Kennerly Rd. this year.  This is an asphalt rejuvenation process applied to new asphalt pavements. 
  • 6-20-16 - A proposal for this project was signed requesting Corrective Asphalt Materials (CAM) to place Kennerly Rd. on their schedule for application soon.  They will advise as to when they plan to make this application.  Look for updates on this page as we get information from CAM. 
  • 7-1-16 - CAM reports today that they plan on passing out notices and placing No Parking placards on Monday the 18th, spraying the 19th and sweeping the 20th, as long as the weather cooperates.  They indicate that they will be flagging traffic appropriately.  They will be pre and post sweeping.  They will place a manufactured sand (crushed limestone) as a blotting agent. CAM says it provides improved skid resistance of the freshly placed Reclamite and there will not be any dust associated with the blotting agent.  Here is a copy of the notice they will be placing on Kennerly residences on July 18th.
  • 7-15-16 - CAM reports they will be on-site Monday (7-18-16) putting out fliers on the homes along the street.  The City recommended they also cover tertiary streets like Birdhaven, Windswept, Kennerly Manor, Sutton Place, Oakcrest Estates, Elnore, Hausfel, and Daybreak Estates.  Signs were recommended at the intersections of Mentz Hill @ Kennerly and Alswell @ Kennerly.
  • 7-18-16 - CAM is on-site placing fliers on residences along Kennerly and barricades with information along side streets to Kennerly.
  • 7-19-16 - CAM is on-site and will start application of the Reclamite at 9am. CAM completed the distribution of material at 1:00pm.

Asphalt Rejuvenation

Note: There will be periodic updates on the day of application to track the progress of this project.


The company of Corrective Asphalt Materials (CAM) will be placing an asphalt rejuvenator "Reclamite" on Kennerly Rd.

Material & Cleaning off Vehicle

This material is designed to extend the life of asphalt by basically rejuvenating the black asphaltic binder in the pavement. Reclamite is placed by a distributor truck and goes down as an opaque, peach colored liquid. In this state, the material is quite slick so traffic will be kept off the pavement surface. It is an oil based product that can be washed off with soap and water if you get to it right away. After it sets up you will need to use WD-40 or Bug and Tar remover, but Reclamite will not remove the paint.

Once it is in the sun, the material will start to react with the pavement and take on a honey glazed appearance. The time of reaction varies with humidity, heat, and direct exposure to the sun. Reaction is noted as the change in color. Once the honey glazed, mostly clear appearance is achieved (20-40 minutes) a blotting agent (sand) will be placed down on the surface to aid in traction for vehicles driving through the area. A day or so later, CAM will come in and blow off this sanded area.

According to CAM, pavement life is enhanced, but clear communication with the public is important as there is no clear, visible difference in treated pavement versus untreated areas. This is important when you compare Reclamite to a micro seal, which is similar to parking lot or driveway seals where the casual observer can see a clear difference in the treated versus untreated pavement.

What Reclamite Is & How It Works

From the sales literature, below is an explanation of what Reclamite is, how it is applied and what can be expected as a result of its use on a recently constructed asphalt street:
Reclamite Preservative Seal
Reclamite is an emulsion of specific petroleum oils and resins designed to penetrate dry and weathered asphalt pavements. Reclamite penetrates seeking the asphalt in the pavement in preference to the aggregate. The result is that Reclamite combines with the asphalt so as to restore its original desirable properties. In some cases the asphalt is improved over the original because of the superior quality of the added components.

Reclamite stops pavement deterioration where it begins, at the top. The light components or fractions in the asphalt binder referred to as maltenes oxidize from the binder causing asphalt to become dry and brittle. The resulting loss of aggregate, cracking, and moisture intrusion furthers pavement deterioration that will eventually without intervention, lead to total pavement failure.
Asphalt Pavement Rejuvenating Agent Preservative Seal
Pavements exhibiting early signs of aging (hairline cracking, raveling, segregation, pitting, dryness) as well as new asphalt pavement are excellent candidates for Reclamite Preservation Seal treatment. Reclamite increases penetration values and reduces viscosity values. Reclamite seals out moisture, restores the asphaltene/maltene balance. Reclamite having natural solvency ability because of its naphthenic base, fluxes with the asphalt restoring the aggregate/asphalt bond.

Reclamite Preservative Seal will preserve an asphalt pavement at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of other conventional treatments.
Extends Pavement Life
Reclamite has been used successfully for over 40 years. Whether you are dealing with asphalt pavements in the hot, dry southwest United States, humid southern and southeast states on the damp colder climates experienced in northern climates and Canada, application results are similar; improved durability of the asphalt, (durability being the interdependence between composition and aging), rebalancing the chemistry of the oxidized pavement, ability to delay the aging process and reverse the premature aging.

Reclamite Preservative Seal provides a simple, 1 step method for sealing and waterproofing the asphalt. It is effective for extending the life of newly constructed pavement.
Reclamite Components
Reclamite delays the aging process by replenishing the maltenes and re-constituting the binder. Aged asphalt can be restored to a new and highly durable mix, virtually equal to or better than the original consistency.

Asphalt consists of 5 basic components: asphaltenes, polar compounds, first acidaffins, second acidaffins and saturated hydrocarbons. The latter 4 are referred to as maltene fractions. These components in asphalt are subject to weathering and oxidation.

Reclamite is spray applied. The emulsion is diluted 2:1 (product to water) or 1:1 with water. Application rates are measured in square yards or meters and vary according to pavement absorption and application needs. Normal treatment can provide 5-7 years additional service life. A second application can be considered at that time.

Hilltop Test of 2008
We asked CAM what happens if this material is tracked onto a concrete sidewalk or driveway. They said that the sun will bleach the material away in about a week. We had them walk on the concrete curb here and mark it with this material so as to verify this. This actually did happen as CAM said it would. It was a matter of a few weeks before the marks were completely gone.

Application on Rayburn - New Street
CAM was eager to find out if Sunset Hills had a new street that was recently completed.  After doing so, they highly recommended a test of Reclamite on Rayburn that was completed in July. The material quickly reacted with the fresh asphalt and was ready for blotting in essentially 5-10 minutes. Here are a couple of pictures of the test patch that was placed in the cul-de-sac of Rayburn.
We have some performance photos that were taken on November 25, 2008 (9 weeks after application) of the Hilltop Section.
Performance Picture A
Performance Shot B
Performance Shot C
Performance Shot D