Why Asphalt?

Asphalt paving can look nicer, can last further into the future, and can be installed more quickly. When asphalt is installed properly, it can provide better driveability and a nicer appearance, and it can be better for your budget and the environment. This article will explain asphalt in detail and give you all the information you need to make an informed paving decision.

The Benefits of Asphalt

These are a handful of the many popular benefits of choosing an asphalt pavement.

Asphalt is Recyclable 

What is the most recycled product in the United States? Asphalt! Not only is using recycled material better for the environment, but it’s also better for the new asphalt product. A recycled asphalt mix is stronger, lasts longer, and is better at resisting ruts than new asphalt mix.

Asphalt is Durable

An asphalt parking lot or driveway that has been installed by an experienced asphalt professional will usually last between 15 and 20 years. You can extend that estimated lifespan by performing preventative maintenance on your asphalt surface on a regular basis.

Asphalt Is Quiet

Looking for a pavement option that isn’t as loud? Because of its open-graded surfaces, fine-graded surfaces and the materials used, asphalt has a higher noise absorption than many other types of surfaces.

Asphalt Can Save You Money

Typically, asphalt is more cost effective to install when compared to concrete. Crude oil is one of the main ingredients in any asphalt mix. Because of the fluctuations in the price of crude oil, asphalt prices can also fluctuate.

Asphalt Projects Can Be Completed Quickly

The materials used to create asphalts can be acquired relatively easily and can be turned into asphalt very quickly.

Asphalt is Good for Drainage

Porous asphalt with a special gravel base will allow water to pass through the asphalt and filter back into the ground. Alternatively, some asphalt is laid in a way that helps to redirect water to grassy areas or other areas specifically designed to manage water.

Paving with Asphalt is Safe

The water managing properties of asphalt help with skid resistance, and the dark color helps ice and snow to melt more quickly. Ultimately, this makes your pavement safer for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians.

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