Wildfires have become increasingly common around the globe and the United States is no exception. California has faced several deadly wildfires in recent years which have created health hazards, loss of valuable habitats and left the infrastructure (roads, pavements, etc.) devastated.
There have been reports of asphalt melting while people scamper for safety, fighting their way through pitch-black smoke. Although it is a fact that asphalt gives away under extreme heat conditions, the quality of asphalt plays a huge role in determining how long the asphalt can hold against the fires. General Asphalt Company based in Pico Rivera, California, makes sure that it provides its customers with the best available quality of asphalt to satisfy its customers.
If the wildfires are left burning for a long time, they can accumulate energy and hence become more dangerous. Also, when wildfires are far away from asphalt, they can still prove to be damaging due to a phenomenon known as spotting. Through spotting, rogue wildfires can jump through asphalt and therefore melt it or worse.
The situation can get worse due to dry weather which aids the wildfires in spreading and therefore causing irrecoverable damage to asphalt roads and pavements.
Due to asphalt being sensitive to temperature changes, wildfires can prove extremely dangerous especially when near asphalt. Also due to asphalt being a cheap yet reliable solution for roads, pathways and even roofs, it is one of the most widely used materials in California.
The asphalt gives away in many ways, such as
As its prone to heat, asphalt can crack if exposed to wildfires. Furthermore, once the top layer of asphalt gives away, water and garbage can disseminate through the lower layers and cause the asphalt to become extremely unsteady, therefore causing the roads and pavements to become dangerous for vehicles and pedestrians.
As mentioned above, the asphalt is susceptible to high temperatures and stands no chance against the blazing wildfires. The asphalt can melt easily causing huge deformities in the roads and pavements which can result in bumpy roads, wide cracks, etc.
If the layers below the top ones are made using low-quality materials, then they can give away very quickly under hot conditions. This also causes the asphalt to disintegrate therefore forming deep cuts and depressions (potholes) in the roads.
There are many different qualities of asphalt available in the market but most of the mixtures use materials that are volatile and can easily burst into flames. This can become a nuisance for people who own asphalt pavements as their safety is compromised.
General Asphalt Paving based in PICO Rivera, California provides solutions to such problems by making sure that the quality of asphalt used is of the highest standard. GAP has an excellent portfolio with experience of over 25 years and takes immense pride in its sophisticated customer care.
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