Asphalt. It is made of crude oil and tar and looks like a toxic sludge. BUT did you know asphalt is recyclable. It can be used again and again to pave roads, potholes and line reservoirs for drinking water.
Asphalt provides long term solutions for pavement construction. It can last decades with proper maintenance.
Some asphalt pavements reduce noise by about 50+%
Asphalt uses 20% less energy to produce than other pavers.
Construction of asphalt materials has gone up by 250% over the past 40 years BUT emissions from those plants has reduced by 97+%
Asphalt is considered “clean fill” in landfills, meaning it doesn’t leach out toxins or pollute
Asphalt prevents pollution from getting into water supplies and protects against disease from waste materials. It can be combined with aggregate to form a voidless and impermeable layer. Asphalt pavements are effective liners and caps for landfills.