We take a lot of technologies and products for granted nowadays. Internet, cellphone, cars, or even our roads and driveways. They’re just so common, right? We just want to remind your that behind every little thing that we use daily, there is a history of development and evolution. We are going to talk a little about the history of paving. See how an invention so common transformed the world, and changed the course of civilization.
A brief history of paving
Since the beginning of civilization, when people started to live in communities and form small villages and cities, there was the need of paving. It was necessary to have hard surfaces, where people and animals could circulate in a better way. And the need for roads as well, to reach the places where food was produced, where people were mining ores and creating products. And as important, to reach other settlements and establish trade routes, forge alliances or fight enemies. The cities were paved, and with time, so were the roads. The Romans are famous for creating roads throughout Europe. This allowed more efficiency on trading, and better communication within the Empire’s territory.
Nowadays, paving and roads are better. We have better technology than our predecessors, but thanks to them, we have generations of previous knowledge, techniques and development to be able to deliver the current paving that we have. The objective of paving, however, remains the same: offer a solid surface for cities, driveways and roads. And by seeing how far we’ve come throughout the history of paving, we can say we are doing a good job.
History, however, does not stop with the present. Humankind will continue to develop new methods, new materials, new techniques. You can say that the history of paving is still being written every day. For now, Richmond Blacktop offers what’s best in materials and techniques, and you can count on our expertise for your paving needs. We’ve come a long way to offer this service for you. Contact us now and get a free estimate.