If you need to use asphalt for some sort of paving, then you have a pretty big decision to make: what kind of mixing you are interested in. Each option has its pros and cons. To help you make a more informed decision, here is a brief overview of each.
Asphalt is made by combining aggregates (crushed rocks and similarly hard substances) and bitumen, which acts as a binding agent. There are a variety of aggregate types to choose from, but they mostly act in the same way. By increasing or decreasing different proportions, you can modify some attributes of the final product. In some cases, additions can dramatically change the mixing process and the costs involved.
To actually mix the two together, you generally need to heat up the bitumen in order to make it runnier. Here are some different methods of reducing the viscosity of the bitumen:
For more information, contact an asphalt service like Precision Lawn & Landscaping.Share
19 August 2015
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