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Asphalt: The Green Pavement Option :: Baltimore Asphalt Contractor

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Asphalt is an excellent pavement choice for so many reasons. But did you know that asphalt is even a good choice for the environment? According to Dr. Howard Marks of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, “The APA’s newest publication scientifically documents the beneficial effects asphalt pavements can have on water quality.”

Asphalt: The Green Pavement

  • Asphalt is one of the most recyclable products around.
  • “For improved stormwater management, clean drinking water, and reduced roadside pollution, asphalt pavements are clean and environmentally beneficial,” added Marks.
  • Asphalt’s smooth nature saves fuel. ““In fact, it has been documented that a road maintenance program that increases pavement smoothness only slightly could reduce annual vehicle fuel consumption by up to 10 percent on those roads,” said Marks.
  • Asphalt pavement and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) DO NOT leach petroleum into the earth.
  • Asphalt has a small carbon footprint. “When determining the carbon footprint of anything, it’s important to count everything, and to make sure you don’t count anything twice,” said Marks. “Both initial construction and a 50-year life-cycle were analyzed. In all cases, the carbon footprints of the asphalt pavements were found to be less than 30 percent of equivalent Portland cement concrete pavements.”
  • And so much more!

From production to paving to rehabilitation to recycling, asphalt pavements minimize impact on the environment.

For more information, or to schedule a site visit, contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today!

PTG Enterprises is a contracting, consulting and project management business dedicated to serving commercial clients throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia with asphalt and concrete paving services. We have…

  • Prepared thousands of Pavement Condition Inspections.
  • Contracted and managed millions of dollars in work.
  • Supervised and performed quality controls of other contractor’s work.
  • Assisted with budgeting and estimating for future and upcoming pavement projects.
  • Performed “special pavement projects” which entail specific tasks within certain timelines.
  • And so much more!

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