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When it comes to asphalt, no one knows how it’s made anymore

The story behind the name “asphalt” is not one that’s easy to explain.Asphalt is an acronym for asphalt shingle, a type of shingle that has been around since the 1950s.According to Wikipedia, asphalt shingled was created to be an “unconventional and non-toxic” way of building buildings, and it’s what has made it such a popular […]

How to get the best of both worlds with the best asphalt concrete and asphalt shingle

If you’re a fan of the popular asphalt concrete you’re in luck!The popular cement in the USA is an all-purpose concrete that is made from the same basic material as the hardwood siding that is used in many homes and businesses.The cement has an extremely high tensile strength, and is used to build most residential […]

How to replace your old asphalt with renewable materials

A lot of the new asphalt you see in new cars these days is made from petroleum-based asphalt, and that petroleum-heavy asphalt has to be mixed with recycled plastics.But a new research paper published this week finds that you can make your own petroleum-derived asphalt at home.The paper, which was published in Nature Energy, reports […]

How much does an asphalt compactor cost? | ABC News

NEW YORK — An asphalt compacter costs $13.95 a pound.That’s more than the $10.80 it costs at a major auto parts store.The $9.00 a pound asphalt compapper is used for the repair of broken-down cars and other hard-to-reach vehicles.It’s a lot more expensive than what you’d find at a regular auto parts shop, said Bob […]

How to install a roofing slab to help curb stormwater leaks

Roofing is an incredibly versatile roofing material, with its many applications ranging from insulation to water-absorbing, so its versatility makes it a great candidate for stormwater capture.The process of building a roof has evolved over time to help keep stormwater out and its effectiveness is a subject that has intrigued many engineers.In this article, we’ll […]

When a new highway was built in the middle of a bushfire, it created a whole new way to travel around the city

On the night of September 1, 2015, a fire raged through the bushfire-ravaged area of Hobart’s east coast.A road was left open to motorists.For a few hours, it was a paradise.But then, the blaze spread quickly.As roads were burned, there was a whole lot of traffic.People drove around the fire in the open, sometimes taking […]

How much does a new shoe cost?

A new pair of boots cost anywhere from $100 to $250, depending on the material and style, according to an expert.The shoe is usually manufactured in Japan, where a single pair of shoes typically costs between $100 and $300.A pair of new boots can cost anywhere between $25 and $100, depending upon the material, color, […]

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