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ARMI vs Paving Fabrics

Paving fabrics are a common option however they introduce third party contractors that compromise QC. Long term performance is questionable. Having a RCRI that is producer made with local materials including Aramid and paver laid makes for highly improved results. One inch flexible reinforced asphalt to manage bottom up reflective cracking is optimal. ARMI can also lay over concrete.

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ARMI™  1″ thick flexible Reflective Crack Relief Interlayer (RCRI) reduces bottom up reflective cracking.


  • ARMI™ – 1” thick asphalt Flexible Reflective Crack Relief Interlayer (RCRI)
  • Reduces cracking resistance by 7X
  • Extends life up to 50%


  • ARMI™ Plant made and paver laid
  • ARMI™ formulation uses locally sourced materials
  • Safe, easy and clean plant and site installation
  • Precision dosing with daily reports


  • Longer life expectation
  • ARMI™ allows for full pavement recyclablility
  • No third-party site intervention
  • EPD certification – Ultra low carbon additive
  • Can be used to meet low carbon asphalt specs on IIJA and IRA funded projects
  • Great option for future BMD compliance
  • Listed in Emerald Eco Label (NAPA’s verified EPD tool)
  • Helps to meet corporate ESG reporting requirements


  • Delivers cost savings versus FDR / Remove & Replace
  • Longer life – reduced maintenance costs
  • More cost effective than third party contractors and competing interlayers



As a leader with both creative and analytical skills, Jason oversees the planning, development, and execution of Surface Tech’s marketing and advertising strategies. He has been responsible of late for clarifying the company’s value proposition through a series of new branding executions resulting in a revamped website and other improvements in the company’s strategic marketing initiatives.

Jason brings more than 25 years of industrial design, branding, and manufacturing experience to his new role as CMO. His work has appeared in leading design publications, and he has received numerous international design awards. His portfolio includes more than 40 design and utility patents in the fields of consumer electronics, software, packaging, medical devices, and software. Speed to market, with a critical eye for detail and simplicity, is the driving force behind his multidisciplinary design process.

Jason holds a BS in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University. His previous work experience includes Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Skylab Architecture, and founder of New Studio. 

Stacie Steel

U.S. Northwest

Stacie Steel, PE, offers a depth of experience in asphalt and concrete pavements. She has provided infrastructure-related civil engineering and project management consulting services to both public and private sector clients for the past 20 years.

Stacie’s technical expertise centers around all things pavements: structural design, materials design and specifications, sustainability, life-cycle cost analyses, pavement management, preservation and rehabilitation, QA/QC, materials testing, and forensic evaluations.

Throughout her career, she has worked on paving projects for many national commercial retailers, municipalities, and airports. Stacie has proven leadership and organizational capabilities, as evidenced by earning the President’s Choice Award from the WTS Colorado Chapter early in her career. She currently serves on the WTS Puget Sound Chapter’s TransportationYOU Committee, and is dedicated to ensuring access to local outdoor recreation opportunities serving on the Board of Directors for the Lonesome Lake Preservation Group.