Asphalt is everywhere we go, from the front of our homes to the parking lot at the store to the highway on the way to work. While asphalt is all around us, most people don’t know a lot about it…. Read More
It wasn’t until 1956, under the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that the United States began building an interstate highway system. There were many good reasons to transition from winding, local roads to large, straightforward interstate highways. As the population grew,… Read More
Many people don’t realize that there are different types of asphalt that are used for various commercial and residential projects. All asphalt is a mix of coarse aggregate stone, sand, fine aggregate stone, and petroleum-based asphalt cement. Depending on the… Read More
Excited to learn more about the history of asphalt? Last week, we learned about asphalt’s early beginnings in Europe. Today, we’re exploring how asphalt was developed in Victorian America to today. We left off in America in the 1800s.
An airport runway is essentially just a giant parking lot, right? Not quite. Because of the extreme weight of airplanes and the massive force they exert, airport runways have to be crafted with high-quality surface finishes and enough strength… Read More