All you need to know about Asphalt

Square yard of Asphalt unit weight  

right square yard of asphalt

To get the required tons of asphalt needed, you need to take in to account the following calculations.

First, you need to obtain the square measurement using a tape measure.

Second, you determine the dimension of the yard in cubic meters and multiply by the depth.

Third, you get the volume of the yard and multiply by the density and then change the cubic meter to ton asphalt.

Why is Asphalt black?  

why is asphalt black

Asphalt paving material is made of asphalt cement which is dull in color, sand, and crushed rock. It is a byproduct of petroleum distillation and being subjected to high temperatures it is dumped out steaming on the road and is compacted by a heavy steam roller.

Black asphalt is the heavy residue that sits at the bottom of a natural mineral such as limestone. It is flexible and versatile and can be used to line fishpond, water reservoirs, and other sporting areas such as tennis courts. Some asphalt is brown because of copper and iron deposits which give it brown color but it is not widely used in larger roads because it is not visible.

Can you put asphalt over dirt?

can you put asphalt over dirt

If anything, Over 90 percent of the roads in the US are surfaced with blacktop (preferably known as asphalt). This is because not only does it give the road an enticing appearance, but it also entails several other benefits.

What is old asphalt?  

what happens to old asphalt

Removing old asphalt is very important because it will give room for new asphalt to be constructed. You can check with local asphalt companies who are interested in recycling. Roughly 100 million tons of asphalt is reclaimed every year in the US. Therefore, it is profitable to reuse old asphalt.

asphalt vs Blacktop

The blacktop mixture contains slightly more crushed stones than the Asphalt concrete. The inclusion of a higher percentage of crushed stone gives the Blacktop a unique sparkle. The mixture is heated at about 300 degrees allowing it to last longer than Asphalt concrete.

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