Pavement Recycling with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)

Believe it or not, the asphalt industry is actually one of the greenest around.

1. Asphalt is one of the most recycled products in the country.

2. Asphalt pavement and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) DO NOT leach petroleum into the earth.

3. Asphalt has a small carbon footprint.

4. Asphalt’s smooth surface helps save fuel.

5. And more!

Because of all of the above, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) promotes the use of recycled asphalt in the construction of roadways to help reduce waste, preserve the environment, and also reduce construction costs. Now that is a win-win!

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Expert Task Group

In 2007, the FHWA started its Expert Task Group (ETG) to examine the use of RAP in the construction and rehabilitation of highways and other roadways. The purpose of this group is to further the use of RAP in the asphalt industry by providing industry officials with critical information regarding the use of RAP, technical guidance on high-RAP projects, and direction on research activities.

The ETG is comprised of asphalt experts from a number of organizations, including State Departments of Transportation, FHWA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), and  National Center for Asphalt Technology(NCAT).

Reliable Contracting and Recycled Asphalt: Your Baltimore Asphalt Contractor

Reliable has always been an innovator in the use of recycled materials. As part of our ongoing commitment to environmentally friendly paving, we strive to fulfill the production requirements of our customers while getting the most beneficial use from our resources.  

If you have any questions or if you have a construction project that you need completed right the first time, please contact Reliable Contracting, Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor, by calling 410-987-0313 or visit our website. Reliable Contracting now boasts more than 400 employees, 100 trucks and 250 pieces of earthmoving equipment!

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