Best Practices for Greener Asphalt Application

June, 22, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Are you concerned about the durability of your asphalt pavement? Are you someone who tries to choose “green” options when you can? Don’t worry! There are many durable and environmentally friendly options when it comes to your industrial, commercial, or residential asphalt paving projects. Cassidy Paving is proud to offer our customers across Massachusetts options for reducing your effect on the planet. Here are some of the ways we work sustainably while continuing to research the most modern and safe ways to deliver superb asphalt paving results.

Asphalt Milling and Reclamation

The most popular green asphalt application for your project is asphalt milling. Asphalt milling is the process of removing the top layer of an asphalt pavement, recycling, and repurposing the material to be used elsewhere in the pavement life-cycle process. This is an amazing option because the asphalt will be reused: what was once a top coat of asphalt on another roadway or parking lot can be redistributed to another location and used as a base material for a new roadway or driveway. At Cassidy Paving, we offer asphalt milling to our customers and we take care of all the recycling at a local processing plant. We remove the pavement to a controlled depth and repave. Reclamation is similar because it allows us to pulverize the existing pavement and subbase (onsite) to combine them into new, smooth material for re-conditioning the subbase and preparing it for new pavement. These green and affordable options can help your wallet and give you a green peace of mind because the materials are recycled and repurposed, helping eliminate waste. READ MORE: The Paving Process- What to Expect

Porous Asphalt Options

The best option for an environmentally friendly asphalt application is porous pavement. Cassidy Paving is proud to offer this green alternative to HMA pavement. According to the Green Building Alliance “permeable pavement (also known as pervious or porous concrete) is a specific type of pavement with a high porosity that allows rainwater to pass through it into the ground below”. This mimics the natural water flow process and is the least disruptive to the soil and waterways. We offer this option for all residential, commercial, and industrial customers across Massachusetts.

Green Debris Removal

Even if asphalt milling or reclamation is not the best option for your paving needs, we can responsibly and sustainably remove the debris from the job site. Our team will remove any soil or existing materials and transport them to the appropriate location for recycling. You won’t have to worry about finding a place to take any of your materials. We can take care of that for you and can ensure the most sustainable practices are used during the removal.

Proper Equipment Use

When you think of green asphalt application you may only think of the materials themselves, but there are ways we use our machinery in the application process that reduces our impact on the environment. The National Asphalt Pavement Association recommends that all pavement contractors become familiarized with using their equipment in ways that “influence productivity, fuel use, and the health of workers and neighbors.” Cassidy Paving operates equipment with the highest technology to ensure we are only running the machines when necessary and conserving fuel use as much as possible. We also take care when planning our construction times as not to hinder the flow of traffic in the surrounding areas, as much as possible. Our team will avoid bothering the natural flow of traffic and even the nearby wildlife.

The Cassidy Paving Difference

You won’t find any other paving company in Massachusetts that takes every effort to provide sustainable, green, and eco-friendly paving solutions like Cassidy Paving. We want to work with you on your next asphalt pavement project. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to start your very own green asphalt application.
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