How much do you know about asphalt? If you were to step outside your home, you probably wouldn’t need to walk very far before you came in contact with an asphalt surface. This is because it is one of the most commonly used construction materials of today. Asphalt can be found just about everywhere you look. People drive, walk, and bike on it every single day without ever really thinking about it; however, most people do not realize what makes this material so unique. Here is a brief overview of asphalt and why it is frequently used today!
It Is Efficient
The asphalt paving process is incredibly quick. If you are just resurfacing an asphalt driveway or parking lot, it should only take a few hours for it to dry and set (dependent on the weather). On the other hand, if you are paving a new asphalt surface (ex: driveway), you will probably need to let it sit for a couple of days before you can even walk on it. Regardless, asphalt dries and sets faster than other materials, like concrete. Since asphalt dries so quickly, construction workers can usually repave roads without causing significant disturbances.
Another major reason why asphalt is an attractive option is that of its low cost. Costs are always a driving force for any construction-related project. Not only is the initial paving inexpensive, but it is also cost-friendly to maintain the surface later on. It is also important to note that since asphalt is incredibly durable, it is usually several years before the surface needs attention again.
Did you know that asphalt is a recyclable paving material? In fact, it is the number one recycled material in the world. In other words, it can be milled and recycled indefinitely. Since asphalt can be reused, it can help preserve the earth’s natural resources.
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