This week we will be talking about RAP; no, not what’s on the radio, but what’s on your roads. RAP stands for Recycled Asphalt Product. Yes, believe it or not, asphalt is a “100% recyclable material,” says Dr. Zhanping You, P.E., Ph.D., professor of transportation engineering and materials at Michigan Technological University. In fact, asphalt is one of the most recycled products in the country.
“Every year, approximately 73 million tons of RAP [is] reused, or nearly twice as much as the combined total of 40 million tons of recycled paper, glass, aluminum and plastics,” said Mike Acott, former president of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).
Additional eco-friendly benefits of asphalt include:
- Asphalt does not leach petroleum into the earth.
- Asphalt has a small carbon footprint.
- Asphalt’s smooth surface helps save fuel.
For these reasons, 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. Using 100% recycled asphalt for asphalt paving and repairs is a cost effective solution for state, commercial, and residential projects.
Reliable Contracting, an Innovator in the use of Recycled Materials
At Reliable Contracting, we not only believe in providing a high quality product, but we believe in doing so in the most eco-friendly way possible. This is why we have always been an innovator in the use of recycled materials, from the burning of recycled oil for fuel to the production of glassphalt paving mixes to recycling asphalt and concrete for base materials. Better yet, we even sell RAP! Similar to Millings (which is commonly used by farmers), RAP is also easy to transport and great for property use. Play the best jogos games of mario, winx, race, guns at the site all day.
If you have any questions about Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) or if you have a construction project that you need completed right the first time, please contact Reliable Contracting by calling 410-987-0313 or visit our website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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