The production of asphalt is a process that is mixed into a sticky, black moldable recipe ready to be laid with bitumen acting as a binding agent. The consumption levels of asphalt as opposed to concrete production is minute and is why it’s more beneficial at least in the short term for the environment without considering the user/owner of the property.
What if paved asphalt isn’t properly maintained?
This is where the economy of emissions from asphalt care can shoot up, and diminish the eco-friendliness of lower consumption. To avoid this, the property owner managing it must be diligent with how often their property is cared for, and when problems arise, they are resolved quickly. If a pothole isn’t fixed or a significant crack is left unamended, erosion issues and other underlying problems can root from ineffective care.
How can I be more eco-friendly with my asphalt pavement?
If you have an asphalt driveway, for example, keep an eye on how much damage has been sustained over time that’s been left unaddressed. If it’s a colder time of year, or an extremely hot, inclement weather can leave a lasting impact on whether or not the driveway can be easily fixed in a do-it-yourself manner, or require an entire repaving.