Dark, sticky, and with a distinct odor, you’re likely to identify the latest American Asphalt installation before ever setting eyes on it. What is asphalt made of?
Asphalt is a semi-solid form of petroleum that in other regions goes by the names; bitumen, tar, and mineral pitch. It is among the world’s oldest building materials. Durable and versatile, this dark, sticky mineral has been in use since the beginning of civilization as a mortar for paving, caulking, waterproofing, and preservation. The La Brea Tar Pits, our L.A. neighbor, infamously uncovered prehistoric animal skeletons preserved in their pits. Because of its unique properties, asphalt is used for roadway surfacing. It is a major component of American Asphalt’s surfacing mixes.
Asphalt comes from two sources:
Though refined asphalt is uniform and free of mineral and organic impurities (such as fossils), at American Asphalt we know all asphalt is not the same. That is why we pay special attention to the quality of our asphalt products. Asphalt quality is dependent on the properties of crude oil, which varies by source location as well as refining method. What do we look for in quality asphalt to ensure lasting paving results?
What is your asphalt made of? Ensure a lasting asphalt surface with top quality materials from American Asphalt. Contact us at 800-541-5559 and schedule a free on-site inspection today.
Originally posted at https://www.americanasphalt.com/what-is-asphalt-made-of/
Kevin Dean, President of WSI Net Advantage...
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