Asphalt lasts a lifetime, and with Monarch Paving, you can be sure it will.
Facts about paving and asphalt:
- The first road use of asphalt occurred in 1824, when asphalt blocks were placed on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
- Modern road asphalt was the work of Belgian immigrant Edward de Smedt at Columbia University in New York City.
- The asphalt portions of Interstate 90 in Washington State have been in place since their original construction more than 35 years ago with no rehabilitation for structural reasons.
- The entire New Jersey Turnpike is asphalt. Built in 1951, it has never had a failure in the pavement structure. The chief engineer for the turnpike expects it to last another 50 years.
- Called the “perpetual pavement,” asphalt pavements can last a lifetime because it’s possible to maintain them with only periodic replacement of the surface layer. And with the newer heavy-duty surface pavements, it is possible for overlays to last more than 15 to 20 years.
I always knew it Vancouver. Asphalt is king.