To the layman, all asphalt pretty much looks the same – a hard, black substance made from tiny rocks glued together with tar. However, experts (like those at our asphalt paving company) know that asphalt can come in a variety of types and its makeup can vary by season. For example: there are such things as “summer asphalt” and “winter asphalt.” Here are the differences.
We’re almost halfway through winter and it’s been a cold one for much of the country. When temperatures drop, snow falls, and ice forms, they can all cause road hazards for both vehicles and pedestrians. Here, our asphalt paving company shares some of the most common types of winter road hazards you should be aware of.
Pavement is an incredibly durable material that can withstand thousands of pounds of weight, but it also has its vulnerabilities. Many areas of the country experience extreme temperature differences throughout the year that take its toll on paved highways, roads, parking lots, walkways, and more. Here, our asphalt paving company shares what happens over time.
When someone says “climate change,” the images that pop into your head probably include rising sea levels or melting glaciers, but one that probably doesn’t phase you is melting roadways. In a recent study by Arizona State University, researchers found that today’s roadways aren’t equipped to deal with a warmer climate.
Are you interested in a career, not just a job, consider the benefits of joining the asphalt industry. There are many different benefits to working at an asphalt paving company. Here are just a few.
If you live in the Northeast, you’ve most likely spent the last month or so avoiding all of the potholes on the roads and the more you think about it, the more you notice that every year when winter comes around, it leaves a slew of dents and divots for you to maneuver around – especially if the winter was bad. Have you ever wondered why this happens? This paving company blog article is meant to shed some light.
Sure, it’s the stuff that covers your driveway and the roads that you use, and all the parking lots of your local stores, but there are things about asphalt that you probably don’t know, like the fact that asphalt plants generally don’t create any waste water. Here are a few other fun facts about the material our asphalt driveway paving company is so familiar with.