Benefits of Asphalt Paving
ASPHALT IS DURABLE AND LONG-LASTING
An asphalt driveway or road installed by an experienced asphalt contractor will usually last about 15 – 20 years, that estimated lifespan will lengthen if you perform regular preventative maintenance to your surface.
ASPHALT IS GOOD FOR NOISE REDUCTION
Asphalt pavement is the “quiet” pavement option. Due to its open-graded surfaces, fine-graded surfaces and the materials used asphalt basically absorbs road noise.
ASPHALT IS COST-EFFICIENT
Asphalt is generally much more cost efficient to install compared to concrete. One of the main components of any asphalt mix is crude oil. Because of this fluctuations in crude oil prices can cause fluctuations in asphalt prices.
ASPHALT PROJECTS CAN BE COMPLETED QUICKLY
The materials needed to create asphalts are easy to get a hold of and able to be turned into asphalt very quickly.
ASPHALT PAVING IS GOOD FOR WATER DAMAGE
All asphalt is good for water drainage, but some types of asphalt are better than others. Porous asphalt allows water to pass-through the asphalt into a specially prepared gravel base with helps filter the water back into the ground. Other asphalts are laid specifically to help redirect water to gassy areas or other places where they can be well-managed.
ASPHALT PAVING IS SAFE
Asphalt contributes to the safety of your property in a number of ways. Because asphalt has water managing qualities it helps with skid resistance, and the dark color helps melt ice and snow making your pavement safer for cars and pedestrians alike.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ASPHALT
Asphalt aggregates are easy to mix and customize. There are hundreds of potential mixes that could be made to meet any specific asphalt need. Many asphalt contractors have their own asphalt production plants in order to better create solutions for those needs. For the most part, all mixes will fall into these four categories.