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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
Resources and Citations
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996