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Xsealer Explains What the Ingredients of Asphalt Are

Asphalt is all around us. It is at the very heart of our transportation infrastructure. We walk, play and drive on it. You may wonder what this versatile material is made of and how to care for it.

Asphalt Is Comprised of Two Primary Ingredients.

  1. Aggregate materials which include gravel, sand and crushed stone. The aggregate materials are about 95% of the total material.
  2. The other 5% is bitumen. This substance is made of polycyclic hydrocarbons which are byproducts of petroleum. Bitumen is the dark, viscous material that is responsible for holding together the aggregates.

Other ingredients include: carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen and small amounts of nickel, iron and vanadium.

Why Asphalt?

This material is a popular choice because it can be used in many different areas from roads to parking lots to playgrounds. It is durable and can last many years without any problems. However, after many years, potholes may show up on the road. So, what is the best way to care for and repair the paved area?

Choose Xsealer for Your Asphalt Sealing Needs.

Whether you own a business or a home, if you have a paved area you will eventually need sealing services. Cracks and potholes make your paved area look unkept and might cause injury to an individual. Contacting Xsealer will make your property more attractive, but it will help you avoid the following issues:

  1. Appearance of cracks
  2. Expanding cracks
  3. Discoloration
  4. Erosion

Call the professionals at Xsealer and let us help you restore your paved areas and make them like new.

Xsealer provides services in Annapolis, MD for your home or business. Let Xsealer care for all your sealing needs in Annapolis, MD and surrounding areas. Contact us online or call (443)858-8589 for all your pavement needs.


Xsealer Asphalt Maintenance is a locally owned and operated company based out of Howard County with over 10 years of experience. From driveway sealing, asphalt parking lots and patching, Contact Xsealer for all of your asphalt maintenance needs.

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