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3 Ways Asphalt Qualifies as Environmentally Friendly Paving

Do you want your Washington, DC paving project to be environmentally sustainable?

Whether you’re a church leader looking for green paving options, a university leader looking to set a sustainable example, or an HOA leader looking to appeal to environmentally conscious tenants, you have several options available.

Your best bet? Asphalt pavement.

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Asphalt continues to be one of the most environmentally friendly paving materials available in Maryland; Virginia; Washington, DC; and the surrounding areas.

Here are three reasons to consider it for your next paving project:

Top 3 Ways Asphalt Qualifies as Environmentally Friendly Paving  

(1) Asphalt paving is highly recyclable.

In fact, it’s been American’s most recycled product since 1993, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Not to mention, the inclusion of recyclable materials such as tires, glass, and slag in asphalt has saved countless cubic feet in landfill space during the past two decades.

(2) Asphalt paving can help reduce global warming.

Pavements have been purported to contribute to global warming, especially through the urban heat island effect. Research has shown, however, that porous pavements such as asphalt are cooler than previously thought, especially during the evening hours.

(3) Asphalt paving produces few emissions.

Asphalt manufacturing plants produce greenhouse gases. But those levels have been so low that the EPA no longer recognizes asphalt plants as major pollution sources. The other good news? Asphalt plant productivity has increased two-and-a-half times while emissions have been reduced significantly since 1970.

These are just a few qualities that make asphalt an environmentally friendly paving option. To learn more about asphalt’s suitability as a sustainable pavement, visit the National Asphalt Pavement Association online.

Environmentally Friendly Paving at Pro-Pave, Inc.

Pro-Pave, Inc. has established a reputation as one of the Washington, DC area’s most reliable paving companies. Since 2001, Pro-Pave has provided asphalt paving, concrete paving, and property maintenance services to a wide variety of customers, including churches; colleges and universities; retailers; HOAs; and more.

For more information about asphalt paving services, call Pro-Pave, Inc. today at (703) 433-9500.

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