About Asphalt Facts

Get the FACTS on asphalt pavement. Asphalt is one of the indispensable materials of life in America. Want proof? Think about the fact that 93 percent of the paved roads in America are surfaced with asphalt. Learn about asphalt pavement and how it can benefit you.

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Environmental Facts

  • #11
    The U.S. recycles about 2 million ton of plastic a year while recycling and reusing over 60 million tons of asphalt. Read More
  • #30
    A livable future balances three key societal goals: vibrant communities, vital economies, and sustainable environments. Read More
  • #45
    Crushed concrete is rarely used as aggregate in asphalt pavement. Read More
  • #46
    A livable community relies on a healthy local economy and good jobs. Read More
  • #63
    Asphalt is 100% renewable, but reclaimed concrete is just porous rock Read More
  • #67
    Asphalt isn't just for single-driver cars. Read More
  • 104
    With porous asphalt, deicing chemicals can be reduced by 75 to 100 percent. Read More
  • 109
    Porous asphalt is an environmentally friendly tool for stormwater management. Read More
  • 110
    Constructing porous asphalt pavements is straightforward. Read More
  • 111
    One of the earliest examples of a porous asphalt pavement is the parking lot for the visitor center at Walden Pond State Reservation in Massachusetts, which was constructed in 1977. Read More
  • 112
    Porous asphalt pavement is an economically sound choice. Read More
  • 113
    Often it is possible to route runoff from roofs and roads into the stone recharge bed of a porous parking lot. Read More
  • 114
    The Pringle Creek community in Oregon uses porous asphalt streets, so its roads are part of its stormwater management system. Read More
  • 128
    Asphalt is the quiet pavement. Read More
  • 129
    Neither asphalt pavement or reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) leach petroleum. Read More
  • 130
    Roofing shingles, old tires, and slag from steel foundries are just some of the materials put to use in new asphalt pavements instead of ending up in landfills. Read More