Across the United States, more than two million miles of paved road exists, and more than 90% of them are surfaced with asphalt material. Canada and Mexico have similar statistics. Needless to say, asphalt is our country’s pavement of choice, along with a few others as well. Asphalt pavement is widely universal with several different applications. It is used to pave driveways, outdoor sport courts, parking lots, interstates, highways, roads, racetracks, airport runways, and even roof shingles. It is a durable and sustainable pavement with a versatile profile.
Continue reading to learn more about asphalt and its many applications in today’s society.
Asphalt, also referred to as Bitumen, is a highly useful and flexible engineering material used in several road construction projects and similar initiatives within the industry. It is a viscous, black, sticky liquid, or it can also be in a semi-solid form of petroleum. It is the glue that’s added to aggregate materials to make what we know today as asphalt pavement. There are many types of asphalt mixes, including hot mix, warm mix, and cold mix asphalt; all customized for a particular paving need (i.e. waterproofing, heavy traffic, resurfacing, poor weather conditions, etc.).
Additional Types of Asphalt:
• Mastic/Stone Mastic
• Asphalt Concrete
• Double-Layered Porous
Its material can be paved as thin as ¾ of an inch, all the way up to a foot thick. For example, ultra-thin overlays cab be applied to existing road for resurfacing purposes; or multiple dense layers can be paved to provide decades of solidity and strength. It is versatile because it can be a surface course, a wearing course, a thin waterproof layer, exceptionally dense, or free-draining.
There are several advantages of asphalt, which is why it is such as prevalent paving material all across the world. It is the most recycled material in the country and some other parts of the globe. It is environmentally-friendly for its recyclable capacities and more. Asphalt is highly durable, strong, resilient, flexible (often called flexible pavement), high-quality, long-lasting, versatile, and cost effective. Its application reduces traffic congestion and construction times because it is the quicker and more efficient method for paving. And the best advantage asphalt provides is a smoother, safer, more comfortable drive. This not only makes driving more pleasurable and easy, it reduces wear and tear to vehicles, saving drivers on repair and maintenance costs.
Commercial Asphalt Repair Service in Indianapolis
Call ACI Asphalt and Concrete at 317-549-1833 for more information about commercial asphalt paving services in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties. Our licensed road construction contractors provide a wide range of asphalt and concrete work for commercial and industrial properties, including inspections, installation, replacement, repair, and more. We also offer free estimates and consultations, flexible scheduling, references upon request, and more. Best of all, our work is backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you can rest assure that your investment is sound. Request a free quote, today.