Asphalt Paving

Eco-friendly Green Paving

In recent years, Americans have become increasingly aware of the need to use resources wisely and protect the environment. Eco-friendly, environmentally safe, greenhouse gases, carbon footprint and going green are just a few of the terms that have found their way into everyday conversations. One relatively new term that you will be hearing more frequently…

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The Different Types of Pavement

The history of asphalt pavement is one of innovation. Practically from the day that the first asphalt road was built, manufacturers and engineers have sought ways to improve the material. As a result, there are now several different varieties of asphalt pavement. The Different Types of Pavement Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) The most commonly used…

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Highest Priority For U.S. Highways

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Recently, more than 3,000 drivers responded to a nationwide survey that asked them to prioritize 14 road-related factors. The respondents included operators of privately owned vehicles as well as professional truck drivers. The questions were designed to determine what drivers wanted from their roads as well as their attitudes regarding related issues. Here is what…

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To Pave or Not to Pave

Would you be surprised to learn that the United States has approximately 4.09 million miles of public thoroughfares? What if you learned that over one-third of those — more than 1.4 million miles — were unpaved gravel or dirt roads? It might be hard to believe that the U.S. could have so many miles of…

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Asphalt Paving And Drainage

Whether they are planning a major highway or a residential driveway, asphalt contractors are always concerned about drainage issues. Water that does not drain properly can collect in pools that can freeze and pose a safety issue, and even during the summer months, puddles of water standing in your driveway are not particularly attractive. Furthermore,…

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What Is Your Pavement Telling You

During its lifecycle, asphalt pavement may go through three stages: wear, distress and failure. Wear can be mitigated by launching a preventive maintenance program soon after your asphalt pavement is installed. However, distressed pavement typically requires prompt repairs to avoid or postpone a major failure. Distressed asphalt normally shows one or more of the following…

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Expected Cost For Paving A Driveway

There is no such thing as an average cost for installing a new driveway. Asphalt contractors use a method for pricing jobs that is based on a number of different factors. Therefore, every driveway can be a different price, even if the overall square footage is the same. Here are the primary factors that must…

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Paving Over Concrete

Applying an asphalt overlay to a concrete surface is a common practice. Asphalt paving contractors frequently use asphalt over concrete on interstates, state highways and city streets. Concrete provides an excellent base for the asphalt, which must have a well-compacted, stable foundation to yield superior results.  This applies across the country- including Pennsylvania and the Camden area! Paving…

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Asphalt…Fact or Myth

Engineers have recognized the value of asphalt as a paving material for centuries. Asphalt is versatile, robust and economical. Despite its known value, certain myths about asphalt still circulate today — myths that we would like to dispel. Asphalt…Fact or Myth Myth: Asphalt plants are a major source of air pollution. Fact: Early asphalt plants…

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What Happens with Old Asphalt

When old asphalt is torn up and hauled away by pavement companies that are engaging in new projects, there is an excellent chance that it will be recycled and reused. In fact, recyclable asphalt and “crushed reclaim” are valuable materials. Many municipalities require a certain amount of old asphalt to be used in the construction…

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