Asphalt is an über-versatile material used for many different structures around the world, that will retain its strength for an extended period of time. Most of the world’s roads are paved with asphalt for a good reason. In fact, 94 percent of roads in the United States are made of asphalt, and there isn’t a viable substitute as of now.
An asphalt parking lot will readily give you 20 years of use when paired with preventative maintenance, such as sealcoating, crack sealing, and pothole patching. Proper installation and sealcoating will waterproof the surface and resist erosion from natural elements.
While asphalt is used mainly in road construction, there are many different uses. Some of which include: railway beds for high-speed passenger trains, airport runways, bridge decks, landfill bases.