Asphalt

How Cold Is Too Cold for Asphalt Paving

The asphalt must be kept at a specified temperature to achieve proper compaction. The asphalt will lose its heat more rapidly if the ground is too cold. The cooling effect of rainwater evaporation might also lead to the same problems.   Temperature-related concerns are expected if an asphalt paving job is not appropriately planned. That’s …

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The Difference Between Asphalt Paving and Blacktop Paving

Asphalt and blacktop are often used interchangeably, and many believe they are the same thing. Actually, asphalt and blacktop are two different things.   It’s not that big of a difference, as blacktop is a form of asphalt. The two materials are very similar. Both are made of bitumen or crushed stone. The fundamental distinction …

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How Hot Is Asphalt

The importance of knowing the asphalt temperature can not be overstated. The temperature at which asphalt’s core material begins to set, enabling it to adhere appropriately to the ground.  It is essential to maintain asphalt temperatures to obtain compaction and long-term durability of newly paved surfaces. It is essential to maintain a suitable asphalt temperature …

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What Is Asphalt Made of?

It is essential to understand the basics of asphalt to know its composition better. Understanding how asphalt is made is crucial to understanding how it is used and how you will be skilled in the asphalt industry. Asphalt properties are affected by temperature, which means that asphalt is only usable within a specific range. You …

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