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About Asphalt Mixture

How Asphalt is Made

Asphalt pavements are widely used for roads, parking lots, industrial surfaces, recreational surfaces, and walking trails. Asphalt pavements are made by combining rocks and sand to a particular recipe and then adding asphalt cement as the black sticky glue that holds the pavement together.

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Why Choose Asphalt?

Roads are intended for the safe and efficient transport of people and goods. Asphalt is the proven choice for roads. Ninety-four percent of all paved surfaces in the United States are paved with asphalt. Why is asphalt the number one choice by engineers worldwide?

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What is Porous Asphalt?

Porous Asphalt pavement offers developers and planners a new tool in their toolbox for managing storm water. These pavements, used mostly for parking lots, allow water to drain through the pavement surface into the stone recharge bed and infiltrate into the soils below the pavement, thus replacing impermeable surfaces for parking lots, roads, walking/biking paths and other applications. A typical porous pavement has an open-graded surface over an underlying stone bed allowing the infiltration process.

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The Benefits of Recycled Asphalt

Did you know in the early 1990’s, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Highway Administration reported to congress that asphalt pavement was America’s number one recycled product?

Who knew?

Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) did. Well before this report, since the early 1970’s actually, BR has been incorporating recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) into newly produced asphalt mixtures. This sustainability practice has many economic, environmental and societal impacts.

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National Chemistry Week!

The American Chemistry Society (ACS) has designated this week (Oct. 16-22) to be National Chemistry Week. All across the United State, “local ACS sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.” Bituminous Roadways, Inc. is contributing to this common goal by providing some simplified insight into the chemistry of asphalt.

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Collecting “Rocks” for Asphalt

In recognition of National Collect Rocks Day on September 16, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) is sharing some information on what types of rocks are used to produce asphalt. BR uses a wide variety of aggregates, a.k.a. “Rocks,” to produce asphalt mixtures.

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