Did you know that America’s most recycled material is asphalt pavement? About 100 million tons of asphalt pavement material is reclaimed every year. Of that 100 million tons, roughly 95% of that asphalt is reused in highways and roads. Recycling asphalt reduces the cost of roads and saves taxpayers money.

What are the Benefits of Using Recycled Asphalt?

Environmental Benefits:

  • Recycling the mineral particles that are produced during the asphalt pavement process helps conserve natural resources.
  • Recycling reduces the amount of new oil needed in the construction process and may cut down on foreign oil dependence.
  • Recycling decreases construction material waste since the recycled material isn’t sent to a landfill.

Economic Benefits:

  • Taxpayers save money with asphalt recycling.
  • Asphalt can be recycled numerous times, which ensures its value.
  • Contractors save by reducing materials, transportation costs, and energy.

Asphalt Benefits:

  • Resistant to heat, sun, and water.
  • The quality of asphalt is improved when recycled pavement is used.
  • More resistant to cracks, ruts, and potholes because the additives used in the recycling process create a more durable surface.
  • Decrease demand for new asphalt pavement
  • Reduced demand on aggregate
  • Improved HMA mixes

What is the Asphalt Recycling Process?

The asphalt recycling process starts with milling. Asphalt milling is a recycling and repaving method that removes the top layer of asphalt from a driveway, street, or parking lot without disturbing the sub-base.

After the asphalt is milled up, it’s taken to an asphalt plant where it gets screened and sized again before it’s used to make new pavement. Most of the time, the refurbished asphalt quality is superior to pavement made from brand new materials. And asphalt can be recycled and reused multiple times, which gives these materials a longer lifespan.

Using recycled asphalt pavement is an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to using new asphalt. Premium Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating is proud to provide this money-saving option that is also excellent for the environment.

Consider choosing recycled asphalt pavement for your next paving job.  Not only will it save you money upfront, but it will also cut down on maintenance and repairs in the future. Contact us today to learn more about recycled asphalt pavement costs, savings, and installation. Our qualified and experienced team will be happy to help you!

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