Benefits of Porous Asphalt
Public works departments around the United States are turning towards an innovative new pavement to solve flood control concerns.
Water rapidly flows over the porous pavement surface. This improves skid resistance and provides an added layer of safety to your surface. For the Chicagoland market porous asphalt requires less salt than conventional asphalt. Sand cannot be used with porous asphalt because it clogs the pores and lessens the effectiveness of material.
Porous asphalt also provides the added advantage of providing one of the college pavement options to combat the urban heat island effect on extreme summer days.
Porous asphalt provides an effective weapon against the extremes of summer heat and winter’s snow and sleet. Even though porous asphalt has been around since the 1970s, the evolution of high-performance material and better engineering practices have improved upon the original design. Porous asphalt now consists of layers of open-graded mix placed on the top of a reservoir of crushed stone.
This mix provides solutions for parking lot or other programs fighting against flooding or other water concerns.