Asphalt as·phalt /ˈasfôlt/
noun 1. any of various dark-colored, solid, bituminous substances, a mixture of such substances with crushed rock, or the like, used for paving.
Born through experience and dedication, BoDean Co. has developed a solid reputation for having the strongest of quality control standards for its asphalt products (commonly called HMA or Hot Mix Asphalt). Whether you are paving a parking lot where smoothness and durability is a priority or an interstate highway that requires maximum strength and stability, our mix designs are configured to meet your specific requirement.
There are different types of asphalt and BoDean Co. has become a leader in new technology to improve the quality of its asphalt and to improve the environmental aspects of the manufacturing and placement process. Warm Mix Recycled Asphalt Pavement (WMA-RAP) is our latest achievement which we are proud to say is of superior quality and benefit for our customers than traditional Hot Mix Asphalt (around for over 100 years). Our quality control technicians are available to answer your questions and provide you with the advice you need to pave with the appropriate product.
Choose a Category of Asphalt below to find out more.
HMA Behind Paver
WMA Behind Paver
(no blue smoke)
Typically asphalt must be produced at temperatures over 320 degrees Fahrenheit. These high temperatures create "blue smoke" which can be easily detected by the odor associated with asphalt paving projects. Higher temperatures also lead to greater oxidation which can lower a pavement’s life span. However, by injecting atomized water molecules into the hot binder oil during the production process, BoDean can reduce the temperatures down below 275 degrees thereby eliminating the harmful gases (blue smoke) and virtually eliminating the obnoxious odors associated with paving and greatly reduced CO2 gases and the energy consumption associated with the production process.
*Customer & End User Benefits:
- Better able to pave in low temp weather conditions
- Achieve compaction on the mat with fewer roller passes (increased customer profitability and competiveness)
- Travel further to job site without fear of loosing temp
- Better and longer workability
- Reduces and minimizes harmful gases to workers (worker safety and health)
- Reduces temps over 50° that workers must endure in hot weather conditions (worker safety, health and comfort)
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) credits in your job quote
- Reduced temperature minimizes oxidation by preserving high end elements in the asphalt binder thereby leading to a longer pavement life span
- Increased TSR (Tinsel Strength Ratio) has been observed when WMA-RAP is used
- Using recycled asphalt in the production process utilizes a primer coat already on the aggregates and therefore leads to a higher quality product.
- Know that you are doing the right thing by the environment.
*It should be understood that claims of benefits are dependent upon specific job requirement conditions. Therefore you should always consult with BoDean’s Quality Control and Sales Team to see if these benefits might apply to your specific project’s requirements.
Whether you want to fill a pot hole or large crack, or provide a temporary fix to a problem area, our cold patch material represents an environmental breakthrough in the cold asphalt industry that does not contain the petroleum based softeners such as diesel, toluene, kerosene, and naphthalene used in traditional cold asphalt typically known as “Cutback.” Our all-weather cold patch is of superior quality than traditional cutback, will last longer, stay in place longer, is the environmentally preferable choice and might provide you the solution you need during cold inclement weather.
Berm Mix is used when constructing bituminous concrete curbs or berms. These structures are sometimes necessary alongside roads, driveways, parking lots, or whenever a curb barrier is necessary adjacent to an asphalt covered surface. Special placement equipment is necessary.
This product is used when you need a very thin lift to level or repair problem areas in an asphalt covered surface.
Porous Pavement Over Recharge Bed
Recharge Bed Underneath Pavement
Porous or Permeable Asphaltic Pavement offer developers and planners a new tool for managing storm water. These pavements allow water to drain through the pavement surface into crushed rock recharge beds, and/or infiltrate into the soils below the pavement. Many recent changes in storm water regulations have prompted many site planners to use this approach to parking lot design. Using porous asphalt product may provide Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) credits in your job requirements.
Recycled Asphalt Pavement is a LEED© Certified Material. Typically asphalt is produced from a mixture of rock, sand and hot binder oil. Rather than using 100% virgin materials that have been extracted from hillside quarries or out of river beds, BoDean incorporates recycled roads that need to be rebuilt or resurfaced. RAP Asphalt is of superior quality and value than traditional asphalt material.
This product is a special order product that may be the perfect solution to resurfacing a road that is in need of preservation.
Commonly Used for:
- Road Preservation
- Road Repairs
Yes, it is possible to have asphalt that is not black. There are two primary coloring methods that can be used to achieve this. One method uses a colored coating that is applied to the surface of a newly paved area. Patterns can also be applied to the surface using a stamping technology that simulates hand laid surfaces. BoDean Co. can refer you to contractors that use this method. The second method can be done by BoDean and provides for an “Integral Colored Asphalt” pavement. During the production process at the plant, a colored powder is added to the mix thus providing for a uniform color for the top one inch of asphalt. This product is a special order product and BoDean’s sales team would be happy to assist you in deciding which method best suits your needs.
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