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Asphalt Sealcoating and Repair

Nov 16, 2019
Story ImageAsphalt paved driveways are clean, neat, and can significantly improve the curb appeal of your home or business. A new asphalt paved driveway adds a great deal of value to your property with its beautiful dark color and virtually seamless design. Though, not all good things last forever. Although the aesthetic of a new asphalt driveway is pleasing, the upkeep can be taxing and difficult to manage on your own.

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Did You Know Asphalt Is Recyclable?

Nov 01, 2019
Story ImageAsphalt is sure to provide drivers with the smoothest ride in comparison to any other road surface engineered today. Progressively, the asphalt pavement industry has been constantly creating ways to be more environmentally conscious. This stems from repurposing old asphalt pavements and reconfiguring their parts to be optimized in newly developed pavement designs. From the incorporation of recycled materials to the adoption of energy-saving warm-mix asphalt technologies, asphalt pavement is one of the most time-and-cost-efficient means to a safer, smoother roadway.

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Maintaining Your Commercial & Industrial Parking Lots in Winter

Oct 01, 2019
Story Image One of the biggest pitfalls of the winter months here in Michigan is the inevitable, crumbling infrastructure due to the falling temperatures. Whether in a drought or a blizzard, asphalt paving is the most conducive material to use to combat such extreme weather conditions. Asphalt driveways, parking lots, and roads have a much longer lifespan than concrete in such weather conditions. Ultimately, asphalt is smooth, strong, and durable and is prone to substantial flexibility as opposed to concrete.

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The Benefits of Asphalt in the Winter Season

Sep 04, 2019
Story ImageClimate is always the first thing to consider when considering paving. In places where Winter is cold and brutal, asphalt is always the most conducive material for this type of climate. Asphalt driveways, parking lots, and roads hold up much better than concrete in these harsh elements.

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Asphalt vs Concrete

Aug 09, 2019
Story ImageDeciding between asphalt and concrete can be a confusing dilemma. There are pros and cons to using each material. Below, we will try to help you sort through the differences with some helpful information.

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Asphalt Paved Driveways in Macomb County

Jul 18, 2019
Story ImageThey say first impressions count and the first thing people see when they reach your home from the street is your paved asphalt driveway. An inviting asphalt driveway that is neat and clean offers a warm welcome to those pulling in for a visit. It is also aesthetically pleasing to all those passing by. In addition, your asphalt paved driveway adds value to your home investment. The condition of the driveway is definitely something potential buyers will take into consideration when viewing your home. If it is cracked and crumbling, this will be noticed at first glance.

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25 Year Anniversary for Employee Mark Appling

Jun 07, 2019
Story ImageMilestones are meant to be celebrated. We at Total Asphalt are proud to celebrate one of our employees who has reached a major milestone: 25 years of working with our amazing team. Mark Appling, one of our leading pavers, just marked a quarter century with Total Asphalt! We greatly appreciate Mark’s dedication, loyalty, and commitment to our company.

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Asphalt and Environmental Sustainability

Mar 11, 2019
Story ImageAsphalt gives us the capability to minimize the impact that we have on our environment. By using it to build roads we have decreased the energy consumed in building pavements, it doesn’t wear out quickly and often only requires maintenance when it begins to break down, it is recyclable, it allows traffic to keep moving in crowded urban areas, and even provides a higher level of public safety.

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Asphalt Recycling

Feb 26, 2019
Story ImageAsphalt is created by combining a bitumen (a binding material) with an aggregate (rocks, stone, or sand). There are many things that these ingredients can be combined with to make different kinds of asphalt. For instance, if you combine the aggregate with recycled tires, it will create a rubberized asphalt. They are combined with extremely high heat in order to melt the elements down. These materials are easy to recycle because they can be melted down and remixed. As a matter of fact, asphalt is the most recycled material in the United States because it is made of 100% recyclable materials.

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10 Interesting Facts you didn’t know about Asphalt

Jan 03, 2019
Story ImageThe next time you're sitting in traffic, tapping your thumbs to the beat of your favorite song, we hope you remember these top 10 most interesting facts about asphalt and asphalt paving.

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