A general name for a road paving material composed of gravel aggregate bound with asphalt (Bucher 1996). Asphalt concrete is applied hot then pressed with a heavy roller. Specific types of asphalt concrete include macadam and vulcanite pavement.
Synonyms and Related Terms
betão asfáltico (Port.); macadam; vulcanite
W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996