How it works

Asphalt mixes are renowned world-wide for their durability, safety, flexibility and economy. Few people ever truly see the process that goes on behind the scenes to bring these high quality paving materials to life. Shown here are illustrations and photos that detail the process of refining through making the asphalt through constructing the road you drive on. The next time you see road construction, remember how much work goes on behind the scenes. Particularly in urban areas, asphalt contractors work while you sleep resurfacing older roads with fresh asphalt to minimize traffic delays. You awake and drive to work on a new road – how cool is that?

Oil Refining

 

Asphalt Refining

Asphalt Batch Plant

Asphalt Drum Plant

Asphalt Paving Operation