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.
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+%
It has been used in fish hatcheries, reservoirs of drinking water and other environmental applications for years
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.
The final instalment! Here at Monarch Paving we hope to educate the north shore. So that Vancouver can speak like a professional paver.
Maintenance Mix – A mixture of asphalt emulsion and mineral aggregate (see Monarch Paving Presents: Asphalt Speak Part 1) used in relatively small areas to patch holes, depressions, and distressed areas in existing pavements.
Mineral Fillers – Sand and fine particles of mineral material that exhibit specific characteristics that are helpful in the design and construction of asphalt pavements.
Pavement Base – The lower or underlying pavement course atop the subbase or natural earth and under the top or wearing layer.
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement – Asphalt paving material that has been removed from a road or highway and crushed for reuse or recycling into new pavements.
Recycled Asphalt Mix – A mixture made by processing recycled asphalt pavement into new pavement. This is used in materials such as roofing shingles, glass, foundry sand, and slag can be used in the mix.
That about sums it up Vancouver! Thanks for listening
A bit of a short post Vancouver, but still important!
Binder – “glue” . With asphalt pavements, it is asphalt cement (see Monarch Paving Present Asphalt Speak Part 1). It may be modified to improve the properties of the asphalt.
Crumb Rubber – Asphalt rubber binding with a constancy between coffee grinds and peanut butter. Sounds delicious! I know some on the lower mainland that would try it
Hot Mix Asphalt (Asphalt Pavement) – A high quality, thoroughly controlled, engineered asphalt cement and mixing it with aggregates (see Monarch Paving Presents: Asphalt Speak Part 1)
Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay – one or more courses (layers) of Hot Mix Asphalt over existing asphalt. At Monarch Paving we use this technique to do quick, inexpensive fixes all over the greater Vancouver area. From Langley to Squamish and everywhere in between!
Starting this up Vancouver!
Aggregate: Gravel, crushed rock or sand used in pavement applications either by itself or mixed with asphalt.
Asphalt: also referred to as bitumen. It is a sticky, black, thick liquid. It is a semi-solid version of petroleum. It can be found naturally or manufactured.
Asphalt Cement: the “glue” in the asphalt mixture. It comes from crude oil.
Asphalt Pavement (hot mix asphalt): Made by heating asphalt cement and mixing it with aggregates (see aggregate)
Asphalt Plant or Asphalt Facility: A manufacturing facility that produces asphalt.
Asphalt Rubber Binder: Recycled, ground tire rubber. It is added to conventional asphalt cement.
At Monarch Paving we use all of our knowledge and expertise to serve you. We provide knowledge of asphalt and paving as well as maintenance and repair. For a full list of services, check out our website: http://www.monarchpaving.ca/asphalt_paving_services.html
Another of the great services we have to offer!
A little video demonstrating one of the many services we offer at Monarch Paving.
Potholes are caused by surface heating and cooling. The surface becomes weak and heavy traffic travels over it. It continues to wear away creating a pothole. Most cities including Vancouver, Burnaby, the North Shore and Coquitlam all have the policy of paving potholes with asphalt. This creates a quick, effective fix. The paving of potholes is necessary in keeping vehicles in running condition and to keep traffic flowing. This is just another way asphalt paves a cost effective solution to the city and surrounding area.