10 Facts About Asphalt

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Asphalt is what we pave driveways, parking lots and roads with. It’s an excellent material that is cost-effective and durable. Let’s learn a little bit more about it!

10 Facts About Asphalt

  1. Asphalt is highly recyclable, in fact it is estimated that the asphalt industry has a 99% recycle rate.
  2. Smoother asphalt on roads improves gas mileage.
  3. Asphalt is sometimes referred to as blacktop.
  4. Asphalt is a form of petroleum.
  5. Properly maintained asphalt will last many, many years.
  6. Asphalt was first used for roads in Paris in 1824.
  7. Asphalt reduces highway road noise.
  8. Aggregates, binders, and fillers combine to make asphalt.
  9. It is estimated that 94% of paved U.S. roads are asphalt.
  10. Naturally occurring asphalt, known as bitumen, can be found in natural deposits.

If you would like to discuss an asphalt paving project for your home or business, give us a call at 518-584-4340 or fill out the form on our contact page. We would be glad to answer all of your asphalt questions.

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