Posts Tagged ‘asphalt facts’

Asphalt Paving: A History

Friday, September 29th, 2017
Asphalt Paving: A History

These days, asphalt is extremely common. Roads, parking lots, and most driveways are all made of asphalt paving.

These days, asphalt is extremely common. Roads, parking lots, and most driveways are all made of asphalt paving. In fact, 96% of all the paved roads and streets in America are asphalt. It’s hard to imagine, but asphalt in America is less than 200 years old! Back then, it was considered genius and a revolutionary concept. Today, asphalt is so common we almost never spare it a second thought. (more…)

11 Interesting Asphalt Facts You Might Not Have Known

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
asphalt facts

Did you know that asphalt represents more than 90% of all roads and parking areas in the U.S.?

Road construction is often seen as more of a nuisance than a necessity, and most commuters take for granted just how valuable asphalt is to our roadways, economy and environment. Asphalt is perhaps one of the most crucial materials available in the country, representing more than 93% of paved highways and roads. Asphalt is also highly recyclable and has little to no negative effect on air quality. While five-year old you might have just said, “that black stuff we drive on,” there’s so much more to it than that. Here are a few interesting asphalt facts you might not have known about. (more…)