Temperature of the asphalt that is used for construction is an important factor in the quality and durability of roads. This is a well-known fact. However, recent experiences have shown that there are correlations among some other factors involved in road construction (e.g. Compaction, evenness and segregation) 🙈 And the temperature 🤓 Especially in relation to a homogenies thermal distribution of asphalt 🤓 In Germany authorities and construction companies start to think about finding a way to analyse the quality of a job and the material not only by one temperature measurement of the delivered material but even more by analysing the thermal segregation of the whole job. We can gain a greater understanding of the process and discover new ways to improve its quality.
Now that we know how asphalt is affected by external temperature, what’s the best temperature for asphalt installation? You want it to be ideal. Install asphalt when both ground and air The temperature ranges from 50 degrees to 90 degrees. Any temperature below 50, or over 90 degrees can result in poor pours that could cause problems later on. Asphalt is best installed in the late spring and summer seasons. This range covers most of the country. Fall but if you’re meeting temperature thresholds it doesn’t matter what season It is. It is best to allow for 2-3 days of temperature and ground perfect before installing. Ann Lewis, Seattle, United States (revised June 22, 2020).
Sunriseasphaltaz.com It is known that asphalt absorbs heat well by its very nature. The dark colourr doesn’t reflect the light back into the environment but stores all as heat, and since the structure of asphalt is dense it retains that hear for longer. Asphalt is 40-60 degrees warmer than the ambient air temperature. So, those 100 plus hot summer days? Days can mean we’re moving about on a surface as hot as 160 degrees! Wearing shoes and anything that protects your feet from the sun is the best way to avoid burns. Burns can occur if you leave your feet on asphalt for even a minute. Because children’s skin is more delicate than adults, they are especially vulnerable to getting burned. Many thanks to Zacharian Christopher, Depok (Indonesia) for his input.