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Asphalt Paving Most Widely Recycled Material in the US - Contrary to popular belief, asphalt paving is the most recycled material in the United States. Despite its classification as industrial waste, up to 99% of reclaimed asphalt pavement is recycled into new paving known as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). This environmentally-friendly method is employed throughout the United States to help conserve national resources. In the US, asphalt is the most widely used construction material, according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).   Recycled paving isn’t a new or relatively innovative concept. Early highways in Europe were often built directly over Roman roads and existing infrastructure. Despite its durability, asphalt and concrete paving do not last forever. Everyday wear and tear result broken roads and a need to continually maintain highways and roads due to safety concerns. Good, strong roads are also the heartbeat of a strong economy, fueling trade and movement. As early as 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency… Continue Reading
Asphalt Paving Trends -  Asphalt paving and construction is expected to rebound in the 2013-2017 period after taking some hard hits since 2008's housing market bubble burst. Producers and contractors suffered cutbacks as government-funded projects scaled back and the economy scrambled to recover. According to the National Asphalt Pavement Association, this is because of renewed interest in housing as the market begins to rebound. Homeowners are buying houses again, and this is good news for businesses that focus on residential areas and housing. Americans have started investing in homes again. As a result, there is an increase in home repair and renovation. The industry should expect increased use of asphalt shingles or reclaimed asphalt shingles as roofing material due to their affordable price, good quality and easy maintenance. Additionally, commercial interests will also play a part in modest growth as long as the economy continues to recover. Compact Materials Resulting in Smoother Roads Asphalt… Continue Reading
How Highway Funding Works - Understanding how highway funding works can be a Herculean task. To do so, one must go back about 50 years, when motorways first started becoming a necessity in the United States. Road infrastructure in the US has been funded by the Highway Revenue Act since 1956. This process is commonly referred to as a highway trust fund. Commonly believed to only deal with roadways, the trust fund also pays for public transit systems, traffic mitigation and other highway essentials such as safety signs. Motorists pay federal fuel tax (about three cents per gallon) to help maintain and sustain federal roads and highways. Initially, this tax was extremely efficient with increased motor vehicle use and slight increases in federal tax to address inflation issues. However, by 2008, the trust fund started running out. This was due to a number of factors, which including a shrinking economy. In 2012, the Moving Ahead… Continue Reading
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement - Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is the term used for recycled asphalting materials used to pave roads and highways. RAP is the number one recycled material in the United States and is classified as industrial waste. As of 2013, nearly 68 million tonnes of material used for highway repair and maintenance was processed from recycled materials. Using RAP has saved American taxpayers over $2 billion in repair and roadway construction costs. RAP is usually incorporated into the top layer of the road (paving) but materials can also be used to line the base or subbase of the road. In the event that the RAP isn't used in current construction, it is stockpiled and used for other projects or in the following year. RAP materials are usually obtained from older structures or roads. During repairs or other maintenance processes, contractors mine the road for usable material that can be incorporated into RAP.… Continue Reading
Thin Lay Asphalt Overlays Help Preserve Road Assets - Asphalt overlays are the most effective material used for pavement maintenance and preservation in the US. There are over 3 million miles (6 million km) of roads and highways in the US. These roads need to be carefully managed and preserved in order to maintain safety, ensure the timeliness of the transport of goods. Because the country's infrastructure is considered mature, less focus is spent on building new roads and the budget is allocated and spent on maintaining those already in place. Asphalt overlays erode over time due to weather and use, among other factors. Using recycled asphalt is one way to continually maintain roads without compromising quality or safety. Thinlays™ also provide a cost-effective solution to maintenance problems. Thinlays™ are composed of the same material as traditional asphalt paving, aggregates bound by bitumen. Like asphalt, Thinlay™ reduces surface friction, presents as smooth under car tires which makes for a… Continue Reading
Warm Mix Asphalt for Roads - Warm-mix asphalt is a process derived from the hot-mix method of creating paving asphalt. Paving asphalt material is composed of approximately 5% asphalt/bitumen and 95% aggregates, which are primarily stone, sand or a composite of different materials. In order for the asphalt to bind over the road base, it must be heated and poured. This results in a homogenous finish that dries smooth and is more durable than its cold-mix counterpart. Warm-mix asphalt technology allows asphalt paving at a lower temperature than its hot-mix counterpart. In general, it helps to reduce the overall installation costs of paving. Hot-mix also prevents transport of paving from RAP centers, because of the difficulty in sustaining the high temperatures. For many contractors, this is a logistical challenge that needs to be overcome as hot-mix asphalt is a requirement for stronger roads. However, it costs more to make and unless made on-site, can cost plenty… Continue Reading
Long Life Asphalt Pavements - Long life asphalt pavements are essential to maintaining good road infrastructure. These types of pavement are designed to provide stronger structures with durable bases that can last up to 50 years or more. Roads like this are possible through improved technology, stronger materials and improved processes designed to strengthen base, pavement and the overall structure of the road. This type of build is ideal for highways, ports, industrial areas and airports. High-traffic areas can also benefit from this type of road structure. High-impact long-life roads are designed with a three-layer asphalt pavement structure that consists of a 4" to 6'' asphalt pavement top layer, a middle layer known as the flexible base with granular content and a natural subgrade base. This design reduces the tensile strain impact on the road by distributing the load. This design helps prevent surface flaws like cracking or rutting due to improperly distributed weights. This… Continue Reading
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