Reclaimed Asphalt Product (RAP)
Asphalt is highly recyclable. Reclaimed asphalt is a good alternative for those who can’t afford new asphalt. Using reclaimed asphalt is not recommended for all jobs. However, in the right situation, it is a lower-cost point alternative.
Commercial Paving of Maine’s professionals know how to recycle old asphalt into quality Reclaimed Asphalt Product or RAP. Because asphalt is recyclable, it’s an eco-friendly paving choice for the environmentally-conscious person. Using a Recycled Asphalt Product for your next commercial or residential paving job saves you money as well.
There are many uses of RAP. A few ways we use it include:
- As a base or subbase on highways or roads for municipal clients.
- As a base layer for residential driveways, gravel roads, parking lots, and walkways.
- Used as an aggregate base or subbase on paved roads and shoulders.
- Surfacing gravel roads.
- Building a strong foundation base.
- Utility trench fill.
- Resurfacing of roads, driveways, and parking lots.
- Under building material.
- A material used when building from the ground up for particular products.
Reclaimed Asphalt Helps Emission Reduction
Did you know that since 1970 the asphalt industry has worked hard to lower emissions? To date, it’s estimated that the sector has lower emissions by almost 100%. Meanwhile, it has simultaneously increased production by 250%.
The process of making reclaimed asphalt creates almost no harmful emissions. What is emitted is mist made practically entirely of steam. Steam comes from heating gravel, sand, and rock to 300 degrees, the temperature needed to mix with asphalt oil or the glue that binds the materials together.
Up Until Now, No Negative Characteristics
The good news is, the asphalt industry is evolving into being exceptionally environmentally sensitive. Reclaimed asphalt pavement has turned into an eco-friendly product. Commercial Paving of Maine makes its own reclaimed asphalt. We are proud to offer it to you, translating to even more savings on your next parking lot, driveway, or road.
Five generations of experience, along with state of the art paving equipment, make Commercial Paving of Maine your top pick for any size high-quality asphalt paving job statewide from Fort Kent to Kittery. We pass along the savings to our clients when we order bulk materials. Contact us for an estimate.