Compliant: FAA P-608-R
GSB-78® is a solvent-based, Gilsonite-modified, asphalt pavement preservation treatment. Unlike a water-based asphalt emulsion, GSB-78® cures via a chemical process which does not require sunshine or other climatic influences. Numerous airfield applications – including on friction-sensitive runways – have been safely and successfully performed where a segment of the pavement was treated at 11:00pm (i.e., the treatment was applied, cured, passed friction testing requirements, temporary striping applied) and that same segment of pavement was back open for traffic by 5:00am the next morning. This allows busy airports to maintain revenue-producing productivity and military airfields to maintain a high state of readiness.
Is there another preservation treatment servicing the aviation industry that allows busy airports to maintain revenue-producing productivity and military airfields to maintain a high state of readiness? (The answer: No, there isn’t.)