First introduced to the United States in 2002 by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), warm-mix asphalt (WMA) is the popular choice for paving driveways, parking lots, and roadways during the cold months of winter. Smooth, durable, environmentally friendly…what more could you want?
How about this? Increasing the benefits of warm-mix asphalt is recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), which according to the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) Director Randy West should be used together whenever possible. “They go together, like peanut butter and jelly or macaroni and cheese,” he says.
Warm-Mix Asphalt Benefits
WMA allows producers of asphalt paving materials to lower the temperatures – by as much as 100 degrees Fahrenheit – at which the materials are produced and placed on the road. Its benefits are reduction in energy consumption and reduced emissions from burning fuels, fumes, and odors generated at both the production plant and paving site. It also works to improve the working conditions for asphalt pavers.
WMA, like all other asphalt mixes (e.g., cold-mix asphalt and hot-mix asphalt) additionally provides for a smooth, resilient driving surface. Drivers will thank you!
- Lower fuel consumption.
- Reduces the production of harmful emissions.
- Improves the working conditions for asphalt pavers.
- Drastically decreases the production of greenhouse gases.
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