RePLAY™: Good for more than just your pavement

Teri Kasprzak / April 13, 2011   |   Education / Guest Writers

Each year, as Earth Day approaches, products using terms such as “green,” “sustainable,” or “eco-friendly” appear front and center.  Today, there is no shortage of companies producing or promoting such products.  What a difference 41 years makes.  Yes, Earth Day is turning 41 this year having first begun as a grassroots movement on April 22, 1970 as a way to bring attention to environmental issues.

But what makes a product “sustainable” or “eco-friendly”?  If you asked 10 people you’d likely get 10 different answers.  Rather than discuss those definitions, I would like to use this brief opportunity to highlight a product we’ve worked with over the last few years that fits just about anyone’s definition of “green.”  RePLAY™, a bio-based pavement rejuvenator manufactured by from Biospan Technologies, Inc. is designed to be an asphalt preservation and maintenance agent.

Replay logoSo, what makes RePLAY™ uniquely sustainable?

For starters, it is produced from soy beans, a renewable resource.  Additionally, it is carbon negative, non-toxic, and safe for any nearby plant life if over-sprayed.  Another benefit sometimes overlooked and often considered a drawback is the fact that it doesn’t turn the road or parking lot black like traditional sealers.  Why is this a benefit you ask?  In urban areas, an abundance of black surfaces increases the overall temperature requiring more energy to cool our buildings.

Rose Paving applies RePLAY™ at a jobsite in Virginia using a specialized spray system designed by BioSpan Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of RePLAY™.
Rose Paving applies RePLAY™ at a jobsite in Virginia using a specialized spray system designed by BioSpan Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of RePLAY™.

Lastly, let’s not forget about the idea of economic sustainability.  RePLAY™ not only extends the life of pavement saving you money long-term, the cost of initial installation is comparable to more traditional products, making RePLAY™ budget-friendly as well.

The next time you need to protect your pavement, consider protecting the environment with RePLAY™!

Ask the paving experts about RePLAY™ or leave your question here!  We would be happy to continue the discussion.