Eaton Asphalt is your turn-key asphalt paving contractor and asphalt manufacturer
Turn-Key Asphalt Manufacturing
From asphalt production, at one of our three asphalt plants, to designing, pulverizing/milling, grading, paving and applying the finishing touches, the team at Eaton Asphalt has your project under control from start to finish delivering a product and service that sets us apart.
At Eaton Asphalt the difference begins before our crews arrive to your site. With over 25 custom mixes that have been developed and rigorously tested; we provide the best asphalt mix for you, every time.
In addition to our custom mixes, we have set up a total quality control program to ensure all materials produced exceed consumers’ requirements and expectations. The testing and certification capabilities extend from our certified liquid asphalt binder lab, to our American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) accredited mix design labs and to our field testing capabilities.
What is Asphalt?
Asphalt pavement is a combination of around 95% stone, sand and gravel that is bound together by liquid asphalt. Liquid asphalt (also referred to as asphalt cement) is a petroleum compound binds the crushed stone mix together and gives asphalt its unmistakable black color.
The Asphalt Manufacturing Process
Asphalt is a durable material made from dried crushed rock and liquid asphalt. It is a natural and 100% recyclable material that is used in a variety of applications from paving roads to lining water reservoirs and fish hatcheries.
Due to asphalts highly viscous nature, asphalt manufacturing plants heat and mix the liquid asphalt and crushed rock to create the final asphalt product. Finally, the asphalt is loaded into trucks or stored in silos.
To learn more about the asphalt manufacturing process and follow it from the quarry to the road, please take a look at the video below from the Plantmix Asphalt Institute of Kentucky: