It is known by many names: bitumen, blacktop, tar, asphalt, and pitch. In the world of Utah landscaping, with U-carts, flagstone, and fire pit glass, we simply call it “asphalt.” Thanks to its common uses on parking lots, highways, and playgrounds, each of us has a connection to asphalt going as far back as childhood and will continue with us for the rest of our lives.
But how much does the average person really know about asphalt — what it is and how it can be used? There’s a science to the stuff that we consider each time we are hired for a job. Understanding that science — the behavior of asphalt, as it were — makes our team at Asphalt Materials one of the finest in industry.