Smooth & Comfortable
Asphalt will consistently give the driving public the smooth, quiet ride they have come to expect from this product. Asphalt is a flexible pavement built in multiple layers with a continuous flow of material moving through the asphalt paver. Repetitive construction joints, noisy surface texture, and blow ups are eliminated by this method of construction.
Asphalt has low initial costs, is long lasting, and is recyclable. Reclaimed asphalt contains a lot of bitumen, and reheating and reusing it is simple. Therefore reclaimed asphalt is a valuable raw material as bitumen is the most expensive component of asphalt. For these reasons reusing reclaimed asphalt produces considerable savings, especially if the transportation distances of the reclaimed old asphalt are reasonably short.
New asphalt technology ensures rapid dispersal and drainage of surface water, reducing water spray and therefore, improving visibility for the driver in wet conditions. The porous asphalt materials dramatically reduce blinding spray, and by dispersing surface water they also reduce the risk of aquaplaning and increase the visibility of road markings.
Durable and Can Last Indefinitely
Asphalt surfaces are built on a thick base construction for bearing the main load above an unbound granular layer. Next, a strong-load bearing intermediate asphalt layer is placed over the base. The intermediate layer is followed by a thirty to forty millimetre surface layer. The surface layer can last up to 15-20 years, depending on the asphalt mixture used. When this wearing layer has to be renewed/replaced, it is milled off, and then reused into a new asphalt layer. Properly designed, constructed and maintained intermediate and base courses remain strong and viable for many decades and sometimes without ever needing total reconstruction.
Fast Construction and Maintenance
Asphalt pavements are fast to construct. Because asphalt effectively does not need “cure” time, motorists can use roadways as soon as the last roller leaves the construction zone. The lack of pavement joints reduces maintenance requirements. Because asphalt pavements have no joints to repair and are not affected by freeze- thaw actions, it is much less expensive to maintain.
Asphalt is a recyclable material, it can be used over and over, and its life-cycle never ends. Asphalt roads can be dug up and then re-used again. This is what makes asphalt such a popular, modern day material. When we use it we are preserving our natural resources, by reusing the same material over again.
Asphalt is the flexible option for any road. Not just the material itself, but the fact that it can be designed to bring optimal solutions for all types and sizes of roads, lanes, cycle paths etc. For suburban pavements, the layers can be thinner. Special traffic or safety features in the road surface like speed ramps, roundabouts and narrowing or widening lanes can also be created. The adaptability of asphalt offers solutions to the many changing requirements of both the road user and our society.
The Green Pavement
Research clearly shows that recycling asphalt lowers energy costs and CO2 emissions significantly. This combined with low costs makes recycling an environmentally, economically and industrially important goal. Producing reused asphalt is a clean and safe process. The industry has in use machinery that does not harm the environment and the immediate surroundings.
Use of asphalt road surfaces can significantly reduce noise both inside and outside the car. Standard asphalt roads have the lowest noise levels of all traditional road surfaces and the more recent development of porous and silent asphalts have reduced noise levels even further. Investing in noise-reducing asphalt can lessen the need for alternative, more costly methods of noise reduction such as noise barriers.