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The Basics of Asphalt: Perpetual Pavements

by | Jul 15, 2022 | Asphalt | 0 comments

After an article a few weeks ago on The Basics of Asphalt, we thought we would start a series for you to learn a little bit more about different aspects of asphalt.  Today we’ll be going over some engineering facts regarding perpetual pavements.

What Is Perpetual Pavement?

  • Perpetual Pavement is an asphalt pavement design specifically created to last indefinitely without any structural reconstruction.
  • They are built-in layers and only the top layer needs regular maintenance.
  • Only asphalt can be used to accomplish Perpetual Pavement.  No other substitute material can last indefinitely.
  • The materials used in this design type are renewable resources, meaning they are endlessly reclaimable, recyclable, reusable, and renewable.
  • Perpetual asphalt pavements can be built thinner than traditional pavements and still achieve the amazing results of lasting indefinitely and only necessitating routine maintenance on the top layer.
  • The design allows for a lower environmental impact as the number of natural resources needed over the pavements life is dramatically reduced.
  • Perpetual asphalt pavements have been in the United States for decades, even before engineers specifically articulated the concept.
  • Perpetual engineers have been producing long-lasting asphalt pavements since the 1960s.
  • This asphalt pavement design is also very cost-effective and beneficial over the lifetime of the pavement:

The Basics of Asphalt: Perpetual Pavements

We hope you learned something new and interesting about Perpetual Pavement and asphalt today.  We’re here for any of your asphalt questions or needs.

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