Frequently Asked Questions
Asphalt pavement is normally 95% aggregate and 5% asphalt cement as the binder. Aggregate is a mixture of stone, sand and gravel. The asphalt binder is an oil based product refined and used to bind the aggregates together.
- It costs less to construct and maintain asphalt than other similarly durable pavements.
- Asphalt projects can be completed in a shorter time frame than alternative pavements.
- Asphalt pavements are smoother and generate less noise than alternative pavements.
- Asphalt is recyclable. Over eighty percent of all asphalt removed for replacement is recycled into new asphalt.
No, the appearance of surface scuffs is fairly typical, and in no way affects the long term performance of the pavement. Once the asphalt has had the time to totally acclimate to its new environment the surface markings should be gone.