Tag: recycled asphalt

When it rains, asphalt can be a blessing or a curse

A decade ago, asphalts were considered a luxury item, a product that should be used only for decorative purposes.Now, they are commonplace in most residential areas.They are a staple of asphalt paving, a process that involves grinding the pavement surface and using water to separate out the asphalt particles.The finished product is a tough mix […]

What you need to know about recycled asphalt

Asphalt is a popular plant material for many residential buildings, but it has a serious environmental problem: a huge amount of water and nutrients.Reclaimed asphalt is recycled from concrete or asphalt slabs to create new, lighter, stronger, more durable, and more flexible material.The recycling process also creates a large amount of toxic waste.According to the […]

Shingles, a re-cycled rubber, may save us from our own destruction

Shingles are commonly used for roofs, sidewalks and walls in buildings but also for parking spaces and even the ground in certain regions.The asphalt on these shingled surfaces is usually made from petroleum and often contains heavy metals, and there is concern that these materials may pose a health hazard to humans.But new research from […]

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