the Benefits of USING A Concrete Overlay for Cooler PavementS
WHAT IS THE HEAT ISLAND EFFECT?
The urban heat island effect is when urban areas experience higher temperatures than their surrounding rural areas. Today, an abundance of concrete and asphalt surfaces absorb and retain heat. Structures such as buildings, roads, and other infrastructure absorb and re-emit the sun’s heat more than natural landscapes such as forests and water bodies. Urban areas, where these structures are highly concentrated and greenery is limited, become “islands” of higher temperatures relative to outlying areas. These pockets of heat are referred to as “heat islands.” Heat islands can form under various conditions, including during the day or night, in small or large cities, suburban areas, northern or southern climates, and in any season.
HEAT ISLAND IMPACTS and cooler pavements
HOW OXCON solves the HEAT ISLAND effect
OXCON Systems proven system improves and protects your bridges, roads, parking garages, driveways, and damaged slabs. Designed to deliver long-lasting solutions for aging substrates. Utilizing advancements in PCMO’S (Polymer Composite Micro Overlays) our material is specifically designed to fix deterioration such as spalling, scaling, and disintegration. In addition, our product provides a new durable and wear-resistant surface that is reduces heat and radiation directly effecting cities and residents.
- Reflectivity and Cooling: OXCON’S Poly Synthetic Micro Overlay uses lighter colors and additives to reflect more sunlight than darker ones. Testing of OXCON shows an SRI Index of 47 significantly reducing surface temperatures and reflecting higher amounts of solar radiation.
- Energy Efficiency: Reduced heat absorption leads to lower ambient temperatures, decreasing reliance on air conditioning systems. This saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.
- Sustainable Urban Planning: Integrating light-colored concrete into urban infrastructure is a sustainable approach to city planning. It addresses climate change issues and promotes environmentally friendly practices.
- Improved Comfort and Health: Cooler urban areas enhance comfort for residents, especially during hot summer months. This can have a positive impact on public health by reducing heat-related illnesses.
WHERE CAN OXCON BE USED?
Cooler pavements don’t just have to be sidewalks or in non traffic areas. OXCON Systems concrete resurfacer works great for roads, bridge decks, sidewalks, parking garages, large parking areas such as event centers or concert venues, or any large areas of concrete paving.
Yes, OXCON Systems is designed to work on most degrading concrete surfaces. Our process begins by filling in all the cracks and then profiling the surface to create an even base.
OXCON Systems is a environmentally friendly alternative to traditional tear out and replacement. Using under half the emissions to produce and providing solar reflectivity SRI Index of 47 ensures you can use OXCON for green grants.
TYPICALLY MOST PAVEMENTS CAN BE COMPLETED IN A DAY, HOWEVER SOME ROADS DO REQUIRE MORE PREP TIME THAN OTHERS. OXCON IS DESIGNED TO BE INSTALLED QUICKLY AND WITH LITTLE TO NO DOWNTIME TO RESIDENTS OR CUSTOMERS.
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YES, OXCON Systems PCMO overlays are designed to provide protection against de-icing salts and chemicals. Testing is fuel and chemical resistant and special additives have been integrated to help keep your pavements cleaner.