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Asphalt Types for Every Project

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Choosing to use asphalt pavement for your surface construction project means that the finished project should be smooth, safe and durable.

Photo by Wikimedia Asphalt maybe adapted for nearly any type of project.

Photo by Wikimedia
Asphalt maybe adapted for nearly any type of project.

While these basic features are important for any project, one of the unique features of asphalt is that it is also an adaptable pavement. Asphalt maybe designed to reduce noise pollution, to limit the amount of splash during heavy rain and to absorb water so that drinking water is not contaminated. There are several different types of asphalt, which maybe adapted towards any climate from the frigid winters in Chicago to the scorching summers in Phoenix.

Here are a few of the different types of asphalt:

Perpetual Pavement

As its name would suggest, perpetual pavement is meant to last. The surface of this type of asphalt construction looks the same. The base of the project used a multi-layering design process that extends the life of the project and ensures that only the surface will require maintenance. When repairs are needed, perpetual pavement allows for a short amount of downtime for repair and at a lower than usual cost.

Quiet Pavement 

Noise pollution is one of the most noticeable and obtrusive aspects of urban life. Resurfacing a noising road with a stone-matrix asphalt or open-graded course mix will reduce highway noise by 3 to 5 decibels or more.

Porous Asphalt

Porous asphalt pavement offers a new way for developers to manage storm water. This type of pavement is often used in parking lot construction, and it allows water to drain through the surface into a soil below.

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