When it comes to the environment, asphalt is the most environmentally friendly choice, hands down.
That’s why we are so happy to install and maintain asphalt pavement. Asphalt is sustainable, recyclable, and it allows us to be more conscious of the environment. Explore all the ways asphalt is truly the environmental pavement of choice!
Asphalt’s Good Environmental Track Record
Asphalt is the environmental pavement of choice for a number of reasons, such as:
- It takes less energy to produce asphalt.
Compared to other forms of pavement, asphalt requires 20 percent less energy to produce and construct.
- Asphalt helps motorists use less energy.
Because asphalt creates such a smooth surface, it cuts down on road friction, meaning vehicles require less energy to drive on it than other types of pavements. Every vehicle driven on smooth asphalt pavement is consuming less energy than it would be if driven on a different pavement surface.
- Asphalt won’t wear out.
With proper maintenance, asphalt pavements can be mended and renewed with minimal time and cost, saving the high cost of removal and replacement required for other pavement types.
- Asphalt can be used to modify other pavements.
Rather than remove and replace an entire concrete paved road, asphalt can be added to it in a process called rubblization to save energy, time, and money.
- Asphalt is the most recycled material in the country.
According to the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, the asphalt industry reclaims approximately 65 million tons of asphalt a year and then turns around and recycles and reuses 99 percent of that reclaimed asphalt. The asphalt industry is the leading recycler in the country. Other materials can even be used and recycled into asphalt, such as rubber tires, glass, and more.
The benefits of asphalt don’t stop there. It is also an economical, cost-saving pavement choice that offers a smooth, safe ride. With over 20 years in the asphalt business, we’re proud to work with sustainable, versatile, and environmentally friendly asphalt pavement. Contact us at Tucker Paving by calling 863-299-2262 for your next asphalt project.