More than 90% of all roads nowadays have been asphalted according to the recent reviews by Axis Capital Group in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Asphalt is known as Bitumen and is a sticky, black and vicious liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. In addition to being smooth, durable, safe, and quiet, asphalt is the most versatile pavement material. Pavement structures can be designed to handle any load, from passenger cars to heavy trucks. Surface mixes can be customized to absorb noise, to reduce splash and spray during rainstorms, and even to help treat rain water.