Reclaimed Asphalt Product (RAP)
Asphalt is highly recyclable and reclaimed asphalt is a good alternative for folks who can’t afford new asphalt. Commercial Paving of Maine professionals know how to recycle old asphalt, and turn it into a quality Reclaimed Asphalt Product or RAP. Using reclaimed asphalt is not recommended for all jobs, but in the right situation, it is a lower cost point alternative.
An Eco Friendly Asphalt
Because asphalt is recyclable, it’s an eco friendly paving choice for the environmentally conscious person. Using a Recycled Asphalt Product for you next commercial or residential paving job can save you money as well. We frequently use it as a base or subbase on highways and roads for our municipal clients, and as a base layer for residential driveways, gravel roads, parking lots and walkways.
Common Uses of Reclaimed Asphalt Product
- Used as an aggregate base, aggregate subbase on paved roads and shoulders
- Surfacing for 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 ground up for special 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 industry has lower emissions almost 100 percent, while simultaneously increasing production by 250 percent.
During the process of making reclaimed asphalt, almost no harmful emissions are created. What is emitted is a mist that is made up of almost all steam. Steam is a product of heating gravel, sand and rock to 300 degrees, a temperature that is needed to mix with asphalt oil, or the glue that binds all the materials together.
Up Until Now, No Negative Characteristics
The good news is, the asphalt industry is evolving into being extremely environmentally sensitive. Reclaimed asphalt pavement has turned into an eco friendly product. Commercial Paving of Maine makes their own reclaimed asphalt and is proud to offer it to you, which translates 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. Contact us for an estimate. We pass along the savings to our clients when we order bulk materials.
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