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The Environmental Benefits of Asphalt

 

environmental benefits of asphalt

There are many environmental benefits to using asphalt for road construction!

From production to placement to recycling, asphalt has many environmental benefits. Asphalt can be created with relatively low energy consumption, it can be made with environmentally-friendly products, and it can be recycled. There are many reasons that asphalt is the go-to choice for road construction.

Less Energy to Produce

Asphalt uses approximately 20% less energy to produce than other types of road surface materials. Plus, old asphalt is often recycled to produce aggregate for new asphalt, which saves in the waste of old materials and the production of new materials.

Speeds Up Travel

Unlike other types of road surface materials, asphalt can set quickly and be ready to sustain traffic in only a few hours. Other types of surfaces may take days or weeks to cure. This means that traffic isn’t held up for too long when new roads are being built. Plus, the smooth surface of asphalt helps to speed up travel, in turn reducing fuel consumption.

Doesn’t Leach

After an asphalt road is constructed, it continues to protect the environment by being an impermeable surface. This means that petroleum from asphalt does not leach into the environment.

Other Uses

Did you know that asphalt is not always used for roads? Because asphalt is so impermeable, it is often used in drinking water reservoirs, as caps and liners for landfills, and as lining for fish rearing ponds in Oregon and Washington. The impermeable quality of asphalt means that it won’t leak.

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Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects. Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. is a Proud Member of the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Chapter - www.abc-chesapeake.org Maryland Asphalt Association - www.mdasphalt.org Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association - www.mtbma.org National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) - www.asphaltpavement.org West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce - www.waaccc.org Leadership Anne Arundel - www.leadershipaa.org National Federation of Independent Business - www.nfib.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com Homebuilders Association of MD - www.homebuilders.org
2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA
Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Introduction Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 200
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA