Summers-Taylor is recognized for its efficiency in providing high-quality asphalt in extremely large volumes.
With expertise in manufacturing hot-mix and warm-mix asphalt, our projects range from simple resurfacing of residential driveways to major highway projects that cost millions of dollars. Our crews are experienced, always applying the most efficient and latest technologies to any project – particularly when addressing environmental issues and protecting workers and bystanders.
In addition to meeting standard state and federal environmental regulations, we go a step further by recycling thousands of tons of reclaimed asphalt and roofing shingles each year in our materials processing. We’re one of only a few resurfacing companies in Tennessee to offer warm-mix asphalt, which burns up to 15 percent less fuel than hot-mix processes and produces significantly fewer carbon emissions.
We’ve also integrated porous asphalt construction, one of the most innovative types of pavements available. This product, which we’ve branded as HydroFlo, is of particular interest to site planners and public works departments because it is considered environmentally “cooler” and eliminates the need for costly storm-water management systems and detention basins.
Summers-Taylor is also on the cutting edge of pavement technology through its offering of porous asphalt as an option for developers and planners. We call our product HydroFlo, due to its many attributes – which include being a “cooler,” greener asphalt pavement.
Porous asphalt is a type of pavement construction that is open-graded on the surface with a stone recharge bed positioned underneath. When it rains, the water runs through the porous surface into the stone bed, then slowly infiltrates into the soil. This new technology is of great interest to site planners and public works departments across the country because it eliminates the need for building costly storm-water management systems and detention basins.
Porous asphalt allows for better use of land, reduces runoff, promotes infiltration, conserves water, cleans storm water, replenishes ground water (aquifers) and protects streams and lakes.