Thanks to changes in technology and asphalt paving practices, every day is Earth Day for an asphalt paving contractor like HMA Contracting Corp. We have long been delivering green solutions for schools, housing facilities, recreational sites, and more. We are committed to delivering green asphalt paving in NY.
We offer a range of solutions:
Porous Asphalt Paving
Porous asphalt is also known as permeable or open-grade asphalt and it’s one of the best pavement solutions for managing storm water. Porous asphalt pavements are used often for parking lots because they allow water to drain through the surface and into a gravel sub-layer to infiltrate into the soil.
Porous asphalt is cost-effective and it has a typical lifespan of more than 20 years. Due to its porous or open quality, this type of asphalt delivers a cooler alternative to traditional pavement choices. It allows the natural replenishment of the underground water tables rather than forcing rainfall into storm sewers so the distribution of water is more even and the demand on storm sewer systems is reduced. In fact, the American Trails Organization has seen great benefits when using porous asphalt for trail resurfacing – including savings on maintenance costs too.
Warm Mix Asphalt Paving
Warm mix asphalt is a generic term for a technology that allows an asphalt paving contractor to reduce the temperatures at which the asphalt material is mixed and placed on the road, parking lot, or walkway. In fact, a reduction between 50 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit have been documented and these drastic reductions have the obvious benefit of cutting fuel consumption and decreasing the production of greenhouse gases.
As the leading asphalt paving contractor in NY, we can assure you that the engineering and construction benefits of warm mix asphalt include:
- Better compacted pavements
- The ability to pave at lower temperatures
- The extension of the paving season
- The potential to recycle the asphalt at higher rates
The asphalt paving industry has been recycling reclaimed asphalt on a large scale since the Oil Embargo of the 1970s and the research on mix properties has only grown since. Asphalt paving is one of the most recycled products in America – and for good reason. Recycling asphalt makes good sense from both an environmental and economic perspective and everyone benefits. While you might wonder if reclaimed asphalt is of the same quality, you shouldn’t worry. In fact, you probably enjoyed a smooth and quiet ride to work today on a recycled road.
Please contact us online or call HMA Contracting Corp. directly at 518.664.1014 or toll free at 855.664.1014. We are a expert asphalt paving contractor firm in NY and our team is standing by to answer your questions and address any concerns.