5 Reasons You Should Choose Asphalt Paving

Doug EnrightSeptember 23, 2014

There are many different materials available when it comes to what to apply to your private road, driveway or other surface. You need something that it will both look good and last a long time with little maintenance. Asphalt paving is a great solution to meet these criteria. Let’s take a look at 5 big reasons you should choose asphalt paving for your next paving project.

5 Advantages of Asphalt Paving

Asphalt Paving is Durable
Asphalt paving is known to stand up to whatever humans and nature can throw at it. It’s able to withstand large loads and frequent traffic and use. It will stand up to driving rains, snows and even hail. A big benefit of asphalt in colder climates is its resistance to deterioration by snow melting chemicals and salts. Its black color also absorbs the sun’s heat, melting off snow and ice efficiently.

Asphalt Paving is Efficient
Asphalt is easy to work with and dries quickly. This makes it an excellent material if you need the job done quickly. Most small projects such as a driveway can be done in as little as a day. You could leave in the morning and come home to a finished project in the evening.

Asphalt Paving Maintenance is Simple
It is much easier to repair asphalt than other surfaces. Asphalt repair kits are available at most home improvement stores and are simple to use for even the most rookie of handymen. These repair kits are very inexpensive as well and will have your asphalt surface back to perfect shape in a snap.

Asphalt Paving is Environmentally Conscious
Asphalt is able to be recycled many times over. There’s a good chance that the asphalt used in your product has seen a previous life before becoming your front drive. This recycling means less manufacturing of virgin materials and less greenhouse gases.

Asphalt Paving is Economical
There’s a reason so many surfaces are paved with asphalt. Asphalt is very simple to produce and very simple to install. The combination of these two factors means that asphalt is very low cost, up to 40% less expensive than concrete, and this cost doesn’t mean an inferior material. As you can see from these benefits asphalt is an excellent choice for many of your paving projects.

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