Warm-Mix Asphalt: An Extended Paving Season

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HMA Contracting only provides the best of the best when it comes to paving options for our customers. That is why we offer warm-mix asphalt as one of our many “green” paving solutions! Warm-mix asphalt (WMA) is becoming increasingly popular due to its many benefits. One of the benefits of WMA is that your paving season is extended into the cold months.

An Extended Paving Season with WMA

There are three factors that make this possible:

  1. Additives in WMA improve compaction at a broader range of temperatures. So, in general, WMA can compact just fine if paving in lower air temperatures.
  2. At lower temps, WMA is more compactible than hot-mix asphalt. The result will be better overall than with hot-mix asphalt because WMA actually compacts better than hot-mix in colder climates.
  3. A mixture that is produced at a lower temp will cool at a slower rate. This is because the rate of cooling is directly correlated with the difference between the temperature of the mixture and the air.

To learn more about our warm-mix asphalt services, and/or discuss starting a paving project, contact HMA Contracting today!