What is asphalt?

Asphalt is a mixture of several different materials that are bound together under a high heat. The asphalt mix is mainly made from sand, gravel and other similar materials, known as aggregate and the rest is a binder made from sticky crude oil residue that acts as a strong sealant and glue. When added together […]

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What are the main benefits of asphalt?

Asphalt is a commonplace material because of its high durability and low cost associated with its installation and maintenance. Made from liquid asphalt and fillers such as sand, the components are easy and affordable to acquire. It is common to use asphalt in the construction of highways because it can be installed in a relatively […]

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What can I do to prevent pavement failures?

Even though asphalt is strong and durable, it does have a lifespan and will require maintenance to keep it in great shape. Over time, pavement can come loose as cars pass over it and excessive weathering begins to take its toll. Water will work its way into the base of the asphalt and dry out […]

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