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Pickens Construction Recommends Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) as the Best Road Construction Material

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Updated 8:15 AM CDT, Fri, November 02,2018

Pickens Construction, a road construction company operating in Georgia and South Carolina, has lauded hot mix asphalt (HMA) as the best road construction material. The company has published an article giving reasons why HMA is a superior road construction material, in an effort to educate the public, as well as clients.

Anderson, SC -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/02/2018 -- Pickens Construction has recommended hot mix asphalt (HMA) for all road construction projects. The company insists that HMA is the best road construction material because it's flexible and easier to install, strong and durable, weather resistant, water proof, and aesthetically pleasing.

Pickens Construction has advised all its residential and commercial clients in Georgia and South Carolina to use hot mix asphalt (HMA) for all their asphalt paving projects. In the "Our Services" section of the company's website, Pickens Construction highlights the many advantages of using HMA in road construction. The company claims that the main reason why HMA is so popular is because it's attractive. It creates an inviting driveways, parking lots, and pavements. It is also quick to pave with and use. Pickens Construction claims that HMA is also easy to maintain and that it's engineered to withstand freezing and thawing.

According to Pickens Construction, home builders like HMA for the same reasons that road builders do. It combines a smooth, sound-absorbing driving surface with an attractive appearance. And in wintry areas, it absorbs heat to help melt snow and ice quickly. In warm-weather areas, HMA provides the most durable driveway. This type of asphalt is strong and durable and is unaffected by salt. And unlike other, more rigid materials such as concrete, HMA is designed to flex and …"give" with slight settlements or frost heave. According to an article published by Pickens Construction on the internet, HMA repels water. HMA is asphalt that is heated and applied at high temperatures of between 300-350 degrees. It's mostly used when the temperatures outdoors are above 40 degrees. Further information on asphalt benefits can be found at

About Pickens Construction
Since 1946, Pickens Construction has been in the road construction industry. The company was founded by the Pickens brothers, Harold Pickens, Sr. and Fred Pickens. Fred Pickens sold his interest in the company to Harold Pickens, Sr. in 1948. From 1948 through 1956, the company specialized in highway construction jobs. After Harold Pickens, Jr. (Drew) joined the firm in 1956, Pickens Construction discontinued grading and highway construction to specialize in utility construction. Harold Pickens, Sr. died in 1961 and his three sons took over management of the company. Since then, the company has expanded its road construction services to include grading, storm drainage, concrete curb, milling, crushing, thermo striping, asphalt sealing, stone base, and paving. Today, Pickens Construction, Inc. is owned by William B. Pickens, Jr., who has been employed with the company since 1985. The company can also be found at

Name: Pickens Construction Inc.
Contact: Leigh Pickens
Address: 415 McGee Rd. Anderson, SC 29625
Phone: 864-224-8999
Fax: 864-231-8844

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