Asphalt, sometimes known as blacktop, is a mixture of stone, sand or gravel that is stuck together with a small amount of asphalt cement. This black material is a product of crude oil and makes it sticky and strong. Here at Carrington Contracting INC, we are experts at mixing and applying asphalt for a variety of applications. We work with asphalt throughout the triangle region and other parts of North Carolina, serving residential and commercial clients alike. We have a special relationship with the hospitality, health and apartment industries, which we work with more often than most others. We understand the unique needs of these industries but we can optimize our asphalt work for any type of client. Learn more about the benefits of asphalt as a construction material below.
Asphalt is used in a variety of applications due to its incredible strength and versatility. It is the trusted material for roads throughout America as well as driveways, sidewalks and more. The reasons include its:
Smooth asphalt roads can be built quicker than other types and also last a long time, making the investment to build them well-worth it.
Because there is less friction between asphalt and tires, there is less fuel wasted by vehicles to combat resistance. This leads to less waste.
- Quick and Easy Installation
Asphalt can be paved quickly and only one lane at a time, allowing for less road shutdowns and traffic jams. This can save thousands upon thousands for drivers and the towns themselves.
The smooth, slip-resistant surface of asphalt has made it a standby for American roads for decades.
- Environmental Friendliness
Asphalt is the most recycled product in the entire country! On top of asphalt itself being recyclable, shingles and tires can be reused in asphalt as well.