Asphalt Made of

The ingredients that asphalt made of include crushed rock and asphalt cement.

The final product has several names, including asphalt, hot mix asphalt (HMA), and blacktop.

The asphalt cement in the mix itself is a mixture of petroleum compounds produced by oil refineries.

Today, Americas roads are 90% paved roads, and the main reasons include asphalt being the economical and durable choice.

However, some less known facts include that asphalt can be constructed and repaired quickly, and provides a certain level of riding comfort in a car over other alternatives.

The final product as it lays in the roads is a mixture of asphalt and crushed stone, gravel, or sand, mixed together in a specially made asphalt plant.

The less known facts about asphalt is that you can find the ingredient in as varied products as varnishes, lacquers, inks, waterproofing and insulation materials, floor tiles and lining in ponds, dams, and irrigation canals.

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