Roads are intended for the safe and efficient transport of people and goods. Asphalt is the proven choice for roads. 94% of all paved surfaces in the US are paved with asphalt. Why is asphalt far and wide the number one choice by engineers worldwide?
There are many reasons engineers prefer asphalt. Asphalt pavements are smooth and quiet. Asphalt pavements are 100% recyclable. Speed of construction is a major consideration.
Believe it or not, asphalt wins when it comes to environmental considerations. Asphalt pavements have a very low carbon footprint, and they allow the conservation of precious natural resources through recycling. Asphalt pavement is the nation’s number one recycled material.
Ease of asphalt pavement construction ensures a lower initial cost verses concrete and can be designed durable enough to withstand any type of load. Routine maintenance can allow the pavement to last a lifetime while providing a lower life-cycle cost.
For further information visit the Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s Why Asphalt.