- Are the sources of the materials renewable?
- Can the material be produced in great quantities without having a negative impact on the environment?
Is Asphalt Pavement A Sustainable Material – YES!
Asphalt pavement can be 100 percent reclaimed. Not only can it be recycled, approximately 95 percent of it is rejuvenated to make more asphalt pavement. More than 70 million tons of asphalt pavement is recycled every year, and some years, that total tops the 100-million ton mark. Theoretically, asphalt pavement can be recycled in perpetuity, with each new batch being reclaimed and turned into new pavement. As an added bonus to the environment, the asphalt recycling process uses other materials, including rubber tires and blast-furnace slag, that could otherwise be consigned to the landfill.
As for the effect of mass production on the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency considers asphalt-manufacturing plants to introduce only a minor amount of industrial pollutants into the air. Asphalt pavement does not leach into water, because it is not soluble in water. Furthermore, unlike some materials that have high energy requirements to recycle or manufacture, asphalt pavement requires considerably less energy to produce. It also uses less energy to install.
LDC Paving provides a full range of both asphalt paving and concrete paving surfaces for customers in the Houston metropolitan area. We can grade the site, lay the pavement, mark or stripe the lot, and install signage, bollards, speed bumps and wheel stops. We offer maintenance services as well as repairs. Property owners of apartment complexes, shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and more have discovered the exceptional products and services that LDC Paving has to offer. For your free quote, simply complete the online request-for-quote form, or call one of our knowledgeable team members at 832-640-7296 for more information.