There are many distinct advantages to choosing asphalt paving for your property. Unlike other forms of pavement, asphalt is relatively easy and inexpensive to install. With a new asphalt surface, you are sure to enjoy smooth, even, and visually pleasing results. Due to the dark appearance of asphalt, this type of paving material is also an ideal candidate for pavement striping and parking lot lines. Asphalt is also environmentally friendly and can be recycled after it is no longer in use.
Asphalt is a binding material that creates a hard surface when combined with crushed stone, gravel, and sand. These materials are heated and mixed together, which gives asphalt a smooth and uniform look.
Asphalt is a great paving material that can provide a cost-effective and long-lasting solution for most paving projects, including roads, parking lots, and driveways.
80 million tons of asphalt are reclaimed and recycled every year in the United States. Other materials, such as rubber and steel, are often recycled into asphalt, which prevents these materials from being thrown into landfills.
You should stay off of new asphalt for 24 hours under normal circumstances. Add an extra day (for a total of 48 hours) if weather has been very warm.
Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your asphalt. Filling cracks when they appear and applying sealer every few years will prevent the surface from deteriorating and keep it looking good.
Sealcoating a thin liquid layer added over a paved surface to protect it from damage caused by UV rays, rain and snow, and fluids from vehicles. Sealcoating won’t cure existing issues, like cracks, but it will help prevent such damage from forming in the first place. Aside from keeping out damaging elements, properly applying sealcoat is essential to extend the life of asphalt paving.