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The Truth About Asphalt Pavement

For those of you that think asphalt is black, it’s not. It’s green! Green as in sustainable – and here’s why…

asphalt pavementAsphalt pavements smooth surface creates less drag on the tires of vehicles, which enables them to consume less fuel and produce lower emissions. It’s also quiet, so on highways and freeways; noise walls don’t need to be constructed. Asphalt pavement surfaces are also safe, providing excellent gripping power. Plus, it’s durable, so the road may never need to be removed or replaces. But, do you know what the crowning jewel of asphalt is making it truly a sustainable product? Asphalt is one of the greatest renewable resources and is one of the most recycled materials in the United States.

Why Should You Care?

As a facility manager in Florida, chances are pretty good that your parking lot is made of asphalt. Why do you think that’s true? Well, here are some facts about asphalt that make it easy to understand why asphalt is the best choice for your facility:

It’s Cost Effective

Asphalt pavement gives the best return on investment of any paving material. When appropriately designed and constructed, an asphalt pavement may never need to be removed and replaced. The pavement structure will last indefinitely, so its value will also last indefinitely. With concrete, when the pavement reaches its design life, it cannot be rehabilitated cost-effectively.

It’s Environmentally Friendly

Asphalt is very porous surface creating an environmentally friendly tool for storm water management. The porous asphalt enables land development plans that are more inclusive of nature’s processes and sustainable. Additionally, asphalt conserves water, reduces runoff, promotes infiltration, which cleanses storm water, replenish aquifers, and protect streams.

It Works Around Your Schedule

It sounds like a funny statement to say that asphalt can work around your schedule – but it’s true. Asphalt pavement can be constructed quickly and at night so that your customers and/or tenants are disrupted as little as possible during peak traffic hours.

About ABC Paving and Sealcoating

With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida’s leading paving contractor. ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including: asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and pavement marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs, site preparation and signs and safety devices. We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner. For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.

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