Case Study: Arnold Palmer Airport


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Project: Arnold Palmer Airport
Location: Latrobe, PA, United States
Project Type: Roads
Application: Paved Roadway Repair
ProductS Used: PETROMAT®

Photo showing excessive cracking in existing pavement.


One of the taxiways at the Arnold Palmer Airport in Latrobe, PA was experiencing transverse and longitudinal cracking in the existing pavement. The airport needed a solution that would add more crown in the taxiway's pavement to ensure better drainage.


PETROMAT® 4598 was chosen to reduce future pavement cracking and to serve as a moisture barrier beneath the asphalt overlay. The combination of improved road crowning and the Petromat moisture barrier will solve this airport's moisture infiltration problems. PETROMAT 4598 is a nonwoven polypropylene and recycled polyester geotextile that provides a moisture barrier and stress absorbing interlayer.

Photo showing PETROMAT 4598 installation to reduce cracking in pavement along the taxiway.


47,000 sq. yes. of PETROMAT 4598 was installed along the taxiway at the airport without disrupting flight schedules. The FAA inspector on site was pleased with the process.

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