- Asphalt Concrete in accordance with EN 13108-1 has replaced the old references to Coated Macadam in accordance with BS 4987
- Asphalt Concrete materials can be used as base, binder and surface courses with different combinations of aggregate and binder. This ranges from large aggregate sizes with low binder contents at the base to smaller aggregate sizes with higher binder contents at the surface.
- They are suitable for a wide range of uses from heavy duty road pavements to car parks and driveways.
- The new European Standards have introduced a number of changes to classify the materials but in essence the materials are the same as those previously prescribed.
- One addition to this new Standard is the use of Marshal type surface courses often used for industrial units and private driveways. Marshal type mixtures have a smooth finish to withstand scuffing and ravelling when compared to the more traditional macadam type surface courses.