Recycled tire asphalt drives my Schonstedt crazy

Recycled tire asphalt drives my Schonstedt crazy

Posted by David Penturf on Aug 30, 2018 9:01 am

Our county uses recycled rubber tire asphalt as an overlay for rural roads, and of course it includes the shredded wire pieces from the tires. Totally impossible to use a locator on these roads as we pick up a strong reading (at least 5 per square foot). Anyone else having these problems? Any success getting highway departments to stop using recycled tire asphalt?

Re: Recycled tire asphalt drives my Schonstedt crazy

Posted by Kevin Gregory on Sep 4, 2018 9:04 am

Some counties in NE Arkansas have used dirt intermixed with steel slag from the steel mills on their county roads. Have had some sucess with holding the Schonstedt vertically, approximately 2 - 3 feet above the ground and turned on about 2nd or 3rd sensitivity notch. When you get a null sound, you dig a hole. Of course these are dirt roads and it's a lot less invasive digging a hole than it would be in a paved road and the monuments were large, such as tractor axles. Good luck and hope you have some good references to pull from.