One of the most common materials in American communities is asphalt.
Asphalt is a paving option in the form of a sticky, black, semi-solid material.
It is a versatile material that creates a smooth and durable surface for parking lots, driveways, roads, and walkways.
Asphalt comes in 5 standard types based on the chemical composition, i.e.:
- Hot mix asphalt
- Cold mix
- Warm mix
- Cut back
- And mastic asphalt
These different types of asphalt influence their usage. For example, the hot mix is used in road paving, highways, and interstates, similar to the warm mix, which is also an ideal option for tunnels.
Cold mix is perfect for potholes and cracks repair both in warm and cold environments.
Many contractors have used cut-back to stabilize elements in mixes, slurry coats, fog seals, and tack coats.
And lastly, mastic asphalt is the ideal choice for waterproofing surfaces and walls.
Other uses of asphalt paving
Besides the uses mentioned above, there are some other less common uses of asphalt. These uses are:
- Construction of parks, reservoirs, dams as well as playgrounds
- To control soil erosion and flood.
- In industrial set-ups, to prevent rusts and road noise in the hoods of cars.
- Farmers also use asphalt to line the bottom of retention ponds where fish are raised and in livestock pens.
- It is also applicable in waterproofing shingles for residential roofing.
Hopefully, this information will help you with your next asphalt project.
But remember, for you to carry out an asphalt project, you’ve got to have the knowledge and skill to operate the machines used in the asphalt mix.
That is why it’s best to work with a qualified contractor.
Al’s Paving provides affordable, efficient, high-quality asphalt paving services for residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
Contact us today if you’re from Temple, Texas, and the surrounding areas.