what is colored asphalt?
Yes, asphalt can be colored! Most people do not know that Asphalt can be colored to a wide range of earth tone shades. Asphalt Color’s specialty color additives turn plain black asphalt into colorful and decorative asphalt for all your hardscape projects, including driveways, roadways, roadway shoulders, highway medians, streets, bike paths, and walking paths. Easy to use and environmentally friendly color additives are available for both hot mix asphalt and asphalt emulsion sealers. Check out our photo gallery for examples of colored asphalt projects from around the country, or contact us for more information on how easy it is to color your next asphalt project.
Why Colored Asphalt?
Asphalt Color additives easily and economically convert black asphalt into a highly visible and durable surface great for safety and differentiation.
Asphalt Color additives can turn black asphalt into multiple bright earth tone colors. A great option for roads, driveways, parking lots, walkways and bike paths.
Asphalt Color contains no harmful chemicals and meets all federal and state EPA guidelines as an additive for asphalt.
Simply add Asphalt Color directly into hot mix asphalt or asphalt emulsion sealer, mix well, and apply as usual. No special equipment is required.
CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt is a specially formulated blend of heat stable and UV resistant powdered mineral pigments and chemical polymers that gets mixed into the asphalt before application. CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt comes in 15 color variations for use in either hot or warm asphalt mixes as well as slurry coats. Asphalt Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt is a great way to add color to your next asphalt driveway, asphalt walkway, or asphalt bike / walking path. Refer to the CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt Technical Data Sheet for detailed mixing and application instructions.
Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealer is a specialty formulated blend of concentrated UV resistant and environmentally friendly liquid pigments and polymers that get mixed directly into commercial or residential grade cold asphalt emulsion sealers. Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion sealer is available in 16 standard colors. Colors are achieved by simply adding 1 to 2 pounds of color additive per gallon of black asphalt sealer depending on the desired color intensity and shade. Color Additive for Sealer comes packaged in standard 1 and 5 gallon pails. Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealer is an easy, environmentally friendly, and economical way to add color to your existing asphalt driveway, bike / walking path, or parking lot. We do not recommend using Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealers on high traffic roadways.
Asphalt Color inPHusion HX basalt colored access road in San Francisco
colored asphalt walking path close up
change a black asphalt sealer into a colored aspahlt sealer with inPHusion ES color additive.
colored asphalt placed at Gray Towers US National Historic Site, PA.
Sample of basalt colored hot mix ready for QC testing
inPHusion HX easy melt 50 lb. bags
Basalt colored hot mix aspahlt used in a walking path.
Basalt colored hot mix top lift in contrast to black base asphalt.
basalt colored hot mix asphalt place on access road at Apple Campus, CA.
Adding inPHusion HX basalt color additive to hot mix plant in easy melt bags. The bag melts, allowing the color additvie to disperse.
Bronze colored hotmix in place at the Apple World Headquarters.
inPHusion HX bronze at 35 lb. per ton changing black asphalt into a natulal looking pavement.