There are numerous communities across the country that live next to or near one of the 3,500 asphalt plants. Although the majority of the plants are known as good neighbors, there has been some misconception about asphalt products. We’ve decided to separate fact from fiction and inform you about the benefits of asphalt.
Asphalt plants are regulated by the U.S. EPA. The plants that produce asphalt are well-regulated by environmental agencies at the federal and state level. They also employ multiple emission control systems. These safety precaution and regulation efforts contributed to the EPA’s delisting of asphalt plants as a major source of air pollution in 2002. Since the 1970s, asphalt pavement plants have recorded a decrease in total stack emissions, even though they increased pavement production.
Asphalt is 100% recyclable. Did you know that asphalt is the most recycled material in the United States? It can be continuously reused in new asphalt paving mixes.
Asphalt plants improve the community. Asphalt plants contribute to the communities in which they reside. They provide opportunities for employment and contribute to local events through volunteering and financial donations. The industry provides 260,000 American jobs that cannot be exported.
Crisdel Group, Inc. has served the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania metropolitan area for more than 45 years. Today, Crisdel’s operations can accommodate all client needs and has recently expanded into Florida. Even though our roots are dug deep in asphalt paving, we can assist clients in all aspects of site development and maintenance as we self-perform most civil and heavy construction requirements.
We have met industry qualifications and have been classified by the Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Departments of Transportation. Please contact us today to get started on your next construction project.
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Crisdel Group strives to stay current with state-of-the-art technology used in the construction industry. The appearance of bulldozers, graders, and milling and paving machines have changed very little over the years, however; their functionality has evolved greatly. For the past six years, Crisdel has been utilizing Topcon’s Global Positioning Systems Machine Control (GPS-MC) on our... Read more >
Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation held its annual Work Zone Safety Conference on April 5th, 2019 at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. This conference promotes work zone safety awareness in local and state roadways for an integrative audience of construction, engineering, public safety, and maintenance and operations personnel. As part of the program... Read more >
Crisdel Group is honored to be involved with the major renovations to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball facilities in Dunedin, Florida. This $81M project includes upgrades at two locations including the training center off Solon Avenue and the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium off Douglas Avenue, where the major league baseball team has played since 1977.... Read more >
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With winter and its accompanying snowfall on the way, it is important to look at your existing pavement and ensure it is ready for the harsh weather conditions to come. Crisdel has over 50 years’ experience in the asphalt pavement industry and can help you prepare your asphalt for winter by preventing small problems from... Read more >
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With cold weather on its way, asphalt contractors should know how to ensure their operations are successful when the cold weather and snow finally arrive. More importantly, they must know how to maintain quality asphalt paving in these harsh conditions. Quality of asphalt pavement refers to the degree of compaction achieved. Effective compaction is the... Read more >