You might be surprised to learn that asphalt pavement is a ‘green’ paving solution. No, we aren’t just jumping on the St. Patrick’s Day bandwagon; asphalt pavement really is an environmentally friendly, green paving solution that provides many benefits to the local flora, fauna and water table.
Water is an amazing and powerful force, essential to life. But it’s also the primary agent of entropy for other materials, eroding way surfaces or getting inside them and damaging from the inside out. Given enough time, a smooth surface can become like the Grand Canyon, just from the power of water.
While the Grand Canyon might be awe-inspiring, this same force applied to a surface you need to remain smooth can be a real issue. You certainly don’t want your driveway or business parking lot to have anything in common with that craggy canyon! Fortunately, we here at Wolf know how to keep water damage at bay.
Asphalt and modern life go hand-in-hand, but without proper planning and implementation, asphalt can cause negative consequences for the environment and people. That’s why Wolf Paving cares about green infrastructure.
A good definition comes from The Conservation Fund: “Green infrastructure is strategically planned and managed networks of natural lands, working landscapes and other open spaces that conserve ecosystem values and functions and provide associated benefits to human populations.”