Asphalt concrete

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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

Additional Information

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