Recycled asphalt is a by product of asphalt, its old asphalt ground up and sometimes mixed with gravel. It goes down cold not hot like traditional asphalt. It has life expectancy of up to 10 years. It is a great base for asphalt or as a finish surface for people that don’t like the look of asphalt because of the grayish color.
The recycled asphalt costs 1/3 the price of regular asphalt. It is excellent for long roads or driveways. It should be at least 4 inches thick, and be properly compacted for the best result, it doesn’t harden like asphalt, but is harder than gravel bases. We do a lot of recycled asphalt jobs in the spring to help people get out of the mud.