LIBERTY TIRE NEWS / August 29, 2018

HIGHWAYS

Rubberized asphalt is a high-performance alternative to traditional paving material. It is a mix of asphalt and recycled rubber derived from scrap tires; crumb rubber can comprise 15-22% of the mix in rubberized asphalt for highway construction.

In use for more than 40 years, rubberized asphalt is laid using the same equipment as traditional asphalt in most cases. Rubberized asphalt highways have been proven to reduce tire noise by upwards of 5 decibels for a quieter ride. Their improved resistance to cracking and rutting reduce long-term maintenance costs. Plus, recycled rubber derived from scrap tires provides a reliable and consistent supply of paving material.