It is critical that each of us do our share to protect the environment. After all, don’t we take scenic roads on most of our road vacations and long drives? What would we do if they didn’t exist?

What you may not know is that Armor Asphalt contributes to the use of 100 percent recyclable asphalt in the paving of roads, lots, and driveways.

That isn’t the only reason asphalt is such an environmentally beneficial choice for paving—here are a few more fascinating facts about the material:

Asphalt pavements help to save energy.

When compared to conventional paving materials, they take an estimated 20% less energy to create and produce. Furthermore, after the road is officially open, drivers waste even less energy due to the smooth durability that asphalt roads provide.

Asphalt is THE everlasting pavement.

And only asphalt can lay claim to that honor. Asphalt roads, when correctly constructed and planned, can withstand a lot of wear and tear without sustaining any damage for decades. Furthermore, maintenance is quite simple—only the top layer of the pavement needs to be removed and replaced, which can be done almost overnight, thus saving taxpayers a significant amount of money over time.