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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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How to Prepare Your Parking Lot for Winter

Nov 09, 2018
Story ImageAt Total Asphalt, we know parking lot paving and parking lot repaving better than anyone. So, we have a few tips for business owners on how to keep their parking lots safe and as well maintained as possible throughout the winter.

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