Heavy-duty asphalt mixes provide pavement structure for severe loading and high stress conditions used in heavy-duty pavement applications. These pavements are subjected to high repetitions of heavy loads and comprise industrial facilities, haul roads, major arterial roads, and most roads in the interstate highway system.
Many airport runways, taxiways, and aprons are constructed of asphalt pavements. The performance of the surface is critical to the safe operation of the aircraft and asphalt's speed of construction makes it an ideal choice for rehabilitation of busy aviation facilities. With careful design, asphalt can withstand the high demands of airfield sites.
Colorado Springs, Colorado is a recent location for an Amazon distribution center. Considered the largest building in Colorado and the largest of its kind in the country, the distribution center boasts a total of 4M Square Feet. Asphalt was chosen as the pavement type to meet the demands of the high-volume parking lot project. Amazon chose asphalt as the pavement of choice due to speed of construction, sustainability, and cost. The project team was given lofty expectations to meet the fast-paced construction goals. The quick speed of construction offered by asphalt allowed 2,000 tons of asphalt to be placed each day, and 1,804 parking spaces constructed for Amazon associates. In total, 130,000 tons of asphalt were placed at Amazon’s Colorado Springs campus.
Hallet Motor Speedway is one of many racetracks across America that has benefitted from asphalt smoothness and quick speed of construction. After opening in 1976, the track was beginning to show its age. A quick construction turnaround ensured a safe surface for a highly technical racecourse in time for opening day.
Parking lots are the gateway to which all employees, customers, and visitors view upon arrival. As a first impression, it's important to welcome pedestrians with a well-maintained, smooth parking lot. Asphalt parking lots are the superior material of choice for parking lots due to their speed of construction, sustainability, and cost. When designing an asphalt parking lot important considerations are: traffic, subgrade, and drainage.