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7 Things You Should Know About Asphalt

Jun 6

The Paving Crew is proud to serve a wide range of clients with driveways, parking areas, walkways, and other services. Our asphalt paving company uses durable materials that look great and last a long time. Here are some fun facts about asphalt.

Lakes naturally contain asphalt.

Asphalt occurs naturally in lakes. Pitch Lake, on the Caribbean island Trinidad is the largest natural resource in the world. It covers just 100 acres, and it is estimated that 10 million tons of asphalt are contained within.

Porous asphalt can be used to aid in drainage.

While roads and parking areas are designed to permit precipitation drainage. However, there are porous asphalts that can actually help. Porous asphalt can absorb rainfall to prevent flooding and runoff.

There are many types and styles of asphalt cracks.

While cracks can seem like cracks, there are many cracks in asphalt.

  • Alligator cracking: Small, close-knit cracks in a region similar to alligator skin
  • Transverse cracking: Perpendicular cracks from high traffic
  • Block cracking: Large, rectangular, or square-shaped cracks
  • Edge cracking - cracks at asphalt edges
  • Slippage cracking - crescent-shaped cracks which can transform into potholes

Asphalt can be broken down by grass.

Asphalt is usually thought of as a dense mass that covers a lot of lands. The asphalt is properly compacted and has 10% of the air in it. This means that grass and other weeds can grow right through it. If this happens, you can spray the area with grass or weed killer.

Smooth asphalt can improve MPGs.

Federal Highway Administration's study found that asphalt with a smoother surface is more fuel-efficient. In fact, trucks can save up to 4.5 percent on fuel consumption with smoother pavements.

The Dead Sea was used as a place for mummification.

Asphalt can be found in the Dead Sea. It was exported to Egypt in ancient times for its traditional mummification process. It can be used to make wraps that protect you from bugs, fungi, or moisture. It can also prevent flesh decay.


The Paving Crew LV can help you design and build a driveway, walkway, parking area, or another type of paved area. We are more than 10+ years old and can finish the job in a matter of hours.


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Las Vegas

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