Applus+ provides road-auscultation services, asset-inventory data collection and consultancy in asset management.
 
The cost of corrective road maintenance is 3 to 5 times greater than that of appropriate preventive maintenance. In the absence of preventive maintenance and at a certain critical point in the life of an asset, re-building will be required. This is an expense that Applus+ can help road owners and operators to avoid.
 
As well as assessing road function and structure with our advanced auscultation systems, we can provide asset-management solutions for effective road maintenance. Applus+ can measure: 
  • Road uniformity
  • Surface distress
  • Skid resistance
  • Deflection/structural capacity
 
Our high-tech approach involves the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and 3D road models made up of LIDAR point clouds.