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What is asphalt?
Asphalt concrete, normally known simply as asphalt or (HMA) hot mix asphalt, is a composite material commonly used for construction of pavement, highways and parking lots. It consists of asphalt binder and mineral aggregate mixed together then laid down in layers and compacted.
Types of Asphalt
- 1/4” Surface Mix (Used for resurfacing, not ideal for high truck traffic areas or extreme turns)
- 3/8” Surface Mix (Used for 90% of asphalt resurfacing projects)
- 1/2” Surface Mix/Structural Overlay (Used for high traffic parking lots, medium truck areas, when budgets are tight, and a 2”– 3” full depth patch or mill and replace project is being completed).
- 3/4” Base Mix (Used as a patching binder in 2” – 4” depths and as a base installation over fine graded stone prior to installing a 2” asphalt overlay)