Did you know that Canada's first asphalt paved roads were built in 1915? They were in Alberta, specifically Edmonton, Jasper, and Camrose, as well as in Ottawa and Ontario.
Asphalt has a long history. Centuries ago, bitumen, the raw material used to make asphalt, seeped through the ground to form natural deposits.
Some of the largest deposits still exist in Alberta, Utah, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Over the years, asphalt paving modifications resulted in the long-lasting roadways and pavements evident today.
One of the more popular methods of asphalt paving in use today is asphalt pulverization.