What is a Tire Log™?
The Tire Log™ is a patented innovation made from waste tires with a unique and energy efficient approach to recycling tires. RTP’s process takes full advantage of the embedded energy in tires that is wasted in conventional tire recycling that primarily involves the grinding, burying or burning of waste tires. The net result is a building material with unique benefits, combining the desirable characteristics of tire materials with the structural integrity provided by RTP‘s unique design.
How is a Tire Log™ made?
The RTP recycling method is based on a simple procedure that helically wraps the steel belted tread of the tire around a core of tire treads to essentially any length or diameter. The net result is a building material with unique benefits, combining the desirable characteristics of tire materials with the structural integrity provided by RTP‘s unique design.
What is the Tire Log™ used for?
The Tire Log™ may be used for a wide variety of building and civil engineering applications that include: Levees, flood control, earthquake survivability, highway safety/sound barriers, as well as military applications as a barricade or bunker building material.
How can the Tire Log™ be integrated with conventional building materials and practices?
The Tire Logs™ is easily integrated with conventional building materials and practices. Construction with Tire Logs™ is similar to building with rough cut timbers using nails, screws and bolts for attachments. Nails and screws are attached using conventional pneumatic and power tools. Lag bolts can be utilized in the same way and standard bolts can be utilized by inserting the bolts through hollow rivets/grommets that are placed at regular intervals down the length of each Tire Log™ at the factory.