Asphalt is a material you likely see all over properties, around the city, and in your parks. Here is what asphalt is actually made of, as well as how it affects the environment.

 

Asphalt materials

 

Asphalt is mainly made up of aggregates and asphalt cement. As a liquidated form of petroleum, it hardens as it’s laid which releases gas into the atmosphere. Luckily, asphalt laying processes have become far more eco-friendly over the years. Each year, pavers take into account the new waves of technological advancing to best impact the ecosystem while also laying sturdy and durable asphalt.

 

How long does asphalt take to dry?

 

Usually no more than a couple of days depending on the area. Heat and more extremely cold climates will impact this process a bit, but won’t be detrimental in most cases to its effectiveness.

 

What does the lifecycle of asphalt look like?

 

Asphalt that is well maintained can last up to around 30 years, but the average is about 15-20. The largest portion of its affect on the ecosystem will be when it’s being laid, and whenever it needs to be patched/repaired.

 

For consultation on how you should proceed, give us a call today. Any asphalt related questions we will be prepared to answer, and are looking forward to hearing more about. We’re excited to speak with you!