Asphalt is a sustainable paving solution made from a mixture of aggregates, binders, and fillers. Aggregates are processed mineral materials such as crushed rock, sand, gravel, slags, or various recycled materials. Binder is used to unite the aggregates together to form a cohesive mixture. Bitumen is most often used as a binder.
Asphalt pavement consists of multiple layers which include unbound and bituminous-bound materials acting as the base for the asphalt concrete poured on top.
The Importance Of Quality In Asphalt
The quality of your paving solution matters. Quality directly impacts how long and how well your asphalt surfacing will hold up against the weather elements and repeat use over time. Great asphalt contractors are always keeping up with the latest advances in technology and maintaining high-quality control measures. This improves safety, efficiency, and value.
In order to create the highest quality asphalt, total quality management starts from the moment aggregate materials are collected and processed. All aggregated materials used in asphalt paving solutions must be durable and angular to resist early wearing. Different-sized aggregates must be used to create the optimal surface and all aggregates must be tested against various, rigorous standards to ensure quality.