Talk:Asphalt (paving)

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 Definition A mix of bitumen (petroleum tar), aggregate and additives. A typical paving asphalt consists to 90 to 95 percent by weight of aggregate and 5 to 10 % of bitumen. [d] [e]
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Reason for renaming

Asphalt is the term used throughout most of the petroleum industry as the tar produced in petroleum refineries. Many dictionaries have two definitions: (1) the tar produced in refineries and (2) the paving material known as asphalt.

For that reason, I put on my editor hat and renamed the Asphalt article as Asphalt (paving). And I will subsequently create a new article named Asphalt (petroleum) as well as a DAB page. Milton Beychok 22:22, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. In my practice, we call it "asphaltic concrete" on paper, because we're not preparing designs to pave roads with pure bitumen. But nobody else is going to look for "asphaltic concrete". Anthony Argyriou 22:08, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
The words "asphaltic concrete" were included in the lead-in section simply because some people may be more acquainted with that term than with "paving asphalt". I am going to also add a page redirecting "asphaltic concrete" to "asphalt (paving)".
I have already created the DAB page Asphalt (disambiguation) and I am planning to create the article Asphalt (petroleum) in the next week or so. Milton Beychok 22:46, 6 February 2009 (UTC)