Martin Marietta Materials is a provider
of asphalt in select geographic areas.
96 percent of all paved roads in the United
States are surfaced with asphalt. Asphalt material is composed
of asphalt oil, sand and gravel that is heated and applied
to the road surface. Asphalt pavements can last a lifetime
because it is possible to maintain them with overlays, with
the deeper portion of the pavement structure remaining sound.
When properly designed for traffic conditions, asphalt pavement
provides a permanent pavement structure.
The initial cost of asphalt pavement construction is usually
less than that of concrete. On the whole, asphalt pavements
tend to be quieter than concrete and cost less for initial
application. Asphalt can be applied to a road surface quickly
at night to avoid traffic delays during busy travel times.
Martin Marietta is a producer of asphalt in Texas and Arkansas. Our Technical Services consultants can provide
assistance with the best asphalt mix design for your project.