Asphalt: Asphalt is a paving material created from aggregate minerals that are cemented together with asphalt cement. This type of material can be placed over crushed stone, slag, grave, brick, paving blocks or Portland cement concrete.
This will allow for the asphalt to bond to the pre-existing surface for more desired results and a longer life for the paved area.
Cement: Not to be confused with concrete, cement is a mixture which is created using various different chemicals and Portland lime. This material usually purchased in a dry form and mixed with water.
When the cement is spread out and allowed to dry it creates a hard material which has a strong density level.
Compaction: The process by which soil and paving materials are compressed to reduce or remove air voids. This process creates a more structurally stable surface when it has been compacted and aids in preventing premature damage to the completed paved surface.
Compaction is often completed by using large industrial equipment which has the ability to place great amounts of pressure for the release of trapped air voids