It’s not surprising that most people take asphalt and everything that is makes possible for granted. From roads to highways to parking lots and playgrounds, the fact that asphalt is involved in ours lives is beyond dispute. Of course, there was a time when traveling on dirt roads was the normal, but in a highly civilized society we expect so much more from our ground travel infrastructure. Without asphalt it would likely be far more challenging to connect everyone everywhere. Let’s face it – this often over looked material is essential to modern society.