Most of the pavement roads in the United States are made of asphalt. Thus paying attention to what our roads are made of should be important. There are various advantages to using asphalt versus other type of pavement materials. Some benefits include saving time, money, and preventing environmental issues.
An asphalt road can be paved fast and efficiently without waiting too long to drive on the pavement. This is an advantage especially in busy parking lots or streets that cannot be shut down for a long time.
When it comes down to money, asphalt is clearly cheaper because it is easier to maintain. In the long run, asphalt will give people more value for their money since asphalt roads last longer. Especially considering the wear and tear that roads accumulate on a daily basis, asphalt roads are a good investment. Additionally, since asphalt can be paved faster than concrete, asphalt will cost less.
Asphalt can be maintained easily and effectively, thus the need for new asphalt pavement is reduced. In essence, the sustainability of asphalt gives it “green” qualities. In addition, asphalt is made from recycled materials. The water dissipation qualities of porous asphalt can be used to divert polluted water away from natural bodies of water.
In a nutshell, asphalt is amazing and we are passionate about it. People should be familiar with the surfaces that they drive on every day. Asphalt deserves a second look because it keeps everyone moving forward efficiently.