What is Asphalt?
Asphalt or bitumen, is a form of petroleum that is black, sticky and highly viscous. Used as a binding agent or “glue” and mixed with aggregate (stone, sand, and gravel), it makes asphalt-concrete, the material mainly used in asphalt paving for road construction. Asphalt-concrete (or commonly just called Asphalt) is made up of 5-10% asphalt-bitumen and 90-95% aggregate (stone, sand, and gravel). Known for its strength and durability, asphalt is one of the best options for most paved surfaces.
Asphalt Bitumen is used as the “glue” for asphalt-concrete (Mix Asphalt).
Asphalt-concrete or “Mix Asphalt“ is made up of asphalt bitumen and different types of aggregate.
Hot Mix asphalt is one of the best options for most paved surfaces.