As temperatures take a turn towards the warmer end of the spectrum, Marylanders are getting ready to enjoy their favorite warm-weather pursuits. For construction professionals, this means working on hot mix asphalt projects. This type of pavement is renowned for its strength and durability, but its temperature requirements can be tricky to meet during colder parts of the year. Now is the time for hot mix asphalt projects in Maryland, and the paving professionals at Reliable Contracting are ready to install all kinds of roads, runways, and other asphalt surfaces.
The Warmer Months are Ideal for Hot Mix Asphalt
Unlike other bituminous pavement mixtures, HMA must be spread at high temperatures, typically between 300 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of these temperature requirements, HMA is only applied when outside temperatures are warm. This can also limit the regions where HMA is feasible; a remote road that is far away from the nearest asphalt plant may not be close enough, and the pavement mixture might cool too much before it can be transported and installed.
Strengths of Hot Mix Asphalt
Despite the somewhat challenging temperature requirements, hot mix asphalt is an incredibly useful material. HMA is the most frequently used type of asphalt in the U.S., and its prevalence on state roads and highways is due in part to its strength and weather resistance. Surfaces made with HMA repel water, can support heavy loads and high traffic, and are astoundingly strong. Unlike cold mix asphalt, HMA isn’t just for repairs — it is a permanent paving solution that can last for a very long time with appropriate maintenance and upkeep.
Hot Mix Asphalt is Great for Roads, Driveways, and More
Because of its excellent performance, HMA is often used for large highways, interstates, and streets. Residential areas often feature cul-de-sacs, playgrounds, and driveways made with HMA. Commercial properties can utilize HMA, too. Airport runways and parking lots are often made with HMA, and any facility that requires a large paved surface can rely upon the strength and longevity of hot mix asphalt.
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