White Topping Concrete

Damaged roads: the long-standing problem

As a result of rapid urbanization, close to 35% of Indians now live in urban areas and commute on city roads more than ever before. When coupled with the fact that India has the 4th largest auto market in the world, our roads are only going to get more congested with vehicles in years to come. This places tremendous pressure on our roads, resulting in cracks and dangerous potholes. In fact, in the last four years, over 11,000 people have died due to pothole-related accidents. Whilst these problems have persisted, there hasn’t been a long-term solution that brings relief to roads and commuters alike.

Damaged roads: the long-standing problem

The Twenty-year Solution

UltraTech White Topping was developed to address these critical issues and make city roads safer and pothole-free. In essence, White Topping is a Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) overlay that is constructed on top of an existing bituminous road. This overlay acts as a long-term alternative for the rehabilitation or structural strengthening of roads.

Advantages

  • Prevents rutting, structural cracks and potholes, which provides a safer and faster commute.
  • Improves the structural capacity of existing bitumen pavements.
  • Initial budget is slightly more than bitumen roads but the life-cycle cost is far lower than both bitumen and concrete roads.
  • With a turnaround time of just 14 days, it’s much faster than the turnaround time for concrete roads.
  • Improves visibility and commuter safety at night by enhancing light reflectance. This reduces the illumination load of any road, thus saving energy (20-30%).
  • Reduces pavement deflection, resulting in less vehicular fuel consumption (10-15%) and thus, reduced emissions.
  • Lowers vehicular braking distance, making it safer in both dry and wet surface conditions.
  • Reduces the urban heat island effect by absorbing less heat, in turn lowering the energy consumption for air conditioning in urban buildings.
  • White Topped pavement is 100% recyclable and can be crushed and reused at the end of life.

Construction Stages

  1. Milling & Profile Correction
  2. Surface Preparation
  3. Concrete Overlay
  4. Surface Finishing
  5. Texturing
  6. Groove Cutting
  7. Curing & Testing
  8. Curb Laying & Lane Marking
The Twenty-year Solution

Contact Details

For more information, please call our toll-free number 1800 210 3311 or reach out to your nearest UltraTech Building Solutions (UBS) Centre.

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