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