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Our Commitment

At Ramsey Asphalt we strive to work with people that have the same goals. Our main material suppliers have converted to using natural gas instead of Diesel and our seal supplier has long ago removed coal tar as part of the formula.  We recycle at every opportunity. All broken asphalt that is removed is dropped off at recycle plants and when the job permits we enlist the services of the same recycle plants to provide us with recycled road base (80% recycled concrete and 20% recycled asphalt) for all of our new construction projects.

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What is Asphalt?

Asphalt is the sustainable material for building pavements. It’s smooth, so vehicles consume less fuel and produce lower emissions; it’s quiet, so expensive noise walls don’t need to be constructed; it’s safe, providing excellent gripping power; and it’s durable, so that the road never needs to be removed and replaced. It is also the most recycled material in the U.S.

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Recycled Asphalt

The asphalt industry reuses and recycles nearly 100 million tons of its own product every year, making it America’s number one recycler. It is estimated that recycling of asphalt pavements saves the American taxpayer $1.8 billion per year. It also saves hundreds of acres of landfill space each year. Materials from other industries are routinely recycled into asphalt pavements instead of going into landfills. Some of the most common are rubber from used tires, glass, asphalt roofing shingles, and blast furnace slag. Asphalt plants also recycle the fine mineral particles that are generated in the process of producing asphalt pavement.

Carbon Footprint

Asphalt pavement is a permanent resource that will never be consumed, and because it will never be burned for fuel, it will never emit greenhouse gases. Scientists call this “carbon sequestration.” In addition, the asphalt cement – the black, glue-like substance that holds the road together – can be reactivated over and over again through reuse and recycling.