Did you know that asphalt paving has Eco-friendly qualities? It’s true! Asphalt pavement retains certain characteristics and properties that makes it a perfect choice for those who are considering pavement installation and prefer a “greener” option for this kind of addition to their property. Asphalt provides several benefits for the surrounding Eco-system and environment, including the local water table and more. To learn what makes asphalt pavement so Eco-friendly, continue reading and broaden your perception of modern construction!
Asphalt is Recyclable
One of the greatest Eco-friendly advantages to installing asphalt pavement is that it is entirely 100 percent recyclable. In fact, it is among the top recycled products in the country, having more than 100 million tons reclaimed each year. Asphalt is an aggregate material that can be melted down and reused over and over again, just like gold or other precious metals. This is why it is totally recyclable.
Another environmentally friendly characteristic of asphalt pavement is that it supports the local water table. It does this by retaining porous and permeable qualities. This means water can run right through it, stopping water runoff and returning water back to the water table. And asphalt pavement helps to filter rainfall, so the water is cleaner when it enters our rivers and streams.
Because perpetual asphalt pavement can last up to 20 years, even in high traffic areas, local wildlife, landscaping, and traffic are not interrupted for long periods of time with pavement installations and repairs. Once it’s down it’s done, and there’s very little maintenance required.