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What is in Asphalt? Insights from Your Local Paving Contractor

what is in asphaltWondering what is in asphalt? This versatile and hardy paving material is typically a mixture of aggregates, binder and filler. The aggregates used in the formation of asphalt include gravel, crushed rock or stone and sand. Liquid bitumen is commonly used as a binder.

There are many different types of asphalt to suit various application requirements e.g. roads, playgrounds, tennis courts, parking lots, etc. Hot asphalt mixes are more commonly used, especially in high-traffic areas. Cold mixes are sometimes used for surfaces with light to medium traffic.

Ask your asphalt contractor which type will deliver the best performance for your commercial property.  Mixes can be modified to provide the stiffness and resistance your surface requires. At American Asphalt for instance, we take traffic patterns, water seepage and weather conditions into consideration when formulating an asphalt mix for your pathways, parking and access areas.

Quality of asphalt also varies and will impact the look and lifespan of your paved surfaces. With quality materials, the right mixing consistency and appropriate temperatures, it is possible to reduce cracking as well as make your asphalt surface more resistant to water, the sun and  extreme temperatures—the most common enemies of asphalt surfaces!

Advantages of Asphalt

Asphalt surfaces have numerous benefits including:

  • Cost-efficiency—it is less expensive than other paving materials
  • Quick and easy installation minimizes disruption to routine
  • Safety—it offers skid resistance and prevents roads from freezing
  • Durability—it lasts for many years
  • Low maintenance
  • Noise reduction—it delivers a smoother and quieter ride for vehicles moving across this surface
  • Sustainability—it is recyclable and reusable

3-Year Warranty Plus Maintenance Plans for Asphalt Surfaces

American Asphalt provides a full range of asphalt paving and repair services for commercial properties across California. We are happy to explain what is in our asphalt and how it can help keep your surfaces attractive and safe for years to come.

We work closely with you to ensure you have the right application for your roads, playing surfaces, parking lots and other paved areas of your commercial property. Advanced solutions such as our slurry seal coating help reduce wear and tear and enhance surface life.

Our customers enjoy a unique, extended 3-year warranty on all new installations. Many also take advantage of our annual asphalt maintenance plans to reduce repair work and safety issues.

Need high-quality commercial asphalt paving services? Customers across California, including those in Hayward, San Jose, Fremont, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Leandro, Newark, Union City, Gilroy, Palo Alto, Marin County, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Walnut Creek areas consider us their preferred asphalt paving contractor for years.

Contact us to learn more about what is in asphalt or call us at 800-541-5559 to inquire about our paving services.

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