crushed asphalt

crushed asphalt

Craft Asphalt offers crushed asphalt as a cost-effective alternative for various construction projects and as a base material for driveways and parking lots.

Crushed asphalt, also known as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), is made by recycling old asphalt pavement. The existing asphalt is crushed into small, coarse pieces that can be used in various applications. It provides several benefits, including cost savings and environmental sustainability.

Using crushed asphalt as a base material for driveways and parking lots offers stability and durability. It creates a strong foundation that can withstand heavy loads and provides a smooth surface for vehicles. Crushed asphalt is also permeable, allowing for proper drainage.

In addition to its practical advantages, crushed asphalt is an environmentally friendly option. By recycling existing asphalt, it reduces the demand for new raw materials and conserves natural resources. It also reduces landfill waste, as the recycled asphalt is reused in construction projects.

Craft Asphalt ensures the quality of crushed asphalt by properly processing and screening the material. Their team carefully selects and processes the reclaimed asphalt to ensure consistent size and quality.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for your construction project or need a reliable base material for driveways and parking lots, consider using crushed asphalt provided by Craft Asphalt. Contact them to discuss your specific needs and receive more information about the availability and pricing of crushed asphalt.


crushed asphalt PROCESS

The process of producing crushed asphalt involves recycling old asphalt pavement and transforming it into a usable material. Here are the key steps involved in the crushed asphalt process:

  1. Asphalt Pavement Removal: Existing asphalt pavement is removed from roads, parking lots, or other surfaces using specialized equipment, such as milling machines or reclaimers. This process typically involves milling off the top layer of the asphalt to a predetermined depth.

  2. Transportation and Stockpiling: The removed asphalt pavement is transported to a recycling facility or a designated area on-site for processing. It is then stockpiled and stored until it can be processed.

  3. Crushing and Screening: The stockpiled asphalt is fed into a crusher or a crushing machine, which breaks down the material into smaller pieces. The crusher may use rotating hammers or impact plates to achieve the desired size reduction. After crushing, the material is then screened to separate it into various size fractions.

  4. Sorting and Quality Control: The crushed asphalt is sorted based on size and quality. Larger pieces may undergo further crushing or be used for different applications, while smaller, more consistent pieces are suitable for use as crushed asphalt aggregate.

  5. Processing and Storage: Once sorted, the crushed asphalt is processed further, which may involve removing impurities or adjusting the gradation of the material. The processed crushed asphalt is then stored in stockpiles or storage bins until it is ready for use.

  6. Utilization: The crushed asphalt can be used in a variety of applications. It is commonly used as a base material for new asphalt pavement construction, where it provides stability and strength. It can also be used as a subbase material for roads, driveways, and parking lots, or as an aggregate in the production of asphalt mixtures.

By recycling and repurposing old asphalt pavement, the crushed asphalt process offers environmental benefits by reducing the need for new raw materials and minimizing waste sent to landfills.

It’s important to note that the specific details of the crushed asphalt process may vary depending on the recycling facility and the intended use of the material.

What is crushed asphalt?

Crushed asphalt, also known as asphalt millings, is considered recycled asphalt pavement — essentially, they’re former asphalt projects being crushed into millings. Because no new materials are used in creation or needed to be transported, cost is severely diminished.

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