What Elements Make the Best Asphalt?

Fresh asphalt is laid over a tack coat, an adhesive used to bind fresh asphalt to the ground. Aggregates Aggregates are a mix of crushed stone, gravel, and sand. Aggregates make up about 95% of hot mix asphalt pavement. Aggregates act as the skeleton, providing skid...

What Elements Create the Most Stress on Asphalt?

Cracking Several different types of asphalt cracks can develop in asphalt pavements. Some cracks are load-related, and some are attributable to temperature or environment. Fatigue cracking is caused by load-related deterioration resulting from a weakened base course...