Preventing Pavement Thermal Cracks Using Elvaloy® RET Asphalt Modifier

Thermal cracks in pavement occur when temperature-related forces of expansion and contraction exceed a binder's ability to stretch or compress enough to conform to these movements. Cracking often starts with damage so small it's invisible to the eye.

By creating a more resilient binder at a molecular level, DuPont™ Elvaloy® RET asphalt modifier can help prevent thermal cracks.