Have you ever thought about what goes into your driveway? Like many other industries, the paving industry has science behind the product. Let’s look at some of the reasons why asphalt is such a common material used in today’s world and why you should invest in getting asphalt driveway for your home or asphalt parking lot for your commercial building.
Asphalt is Recyclable
Many people may think that the heavy machinery and process that goes into paving an asphalt driveway makes the process unsafe but what many people do not know is that asphalt is one of the most recycled products in America. Not only is it recycled, but its composition of recycled material actually makes it stronger, last longer, and be more rut resistance in comparison to freshly made virgin asphalt mix.
Asphalt driveways are said to last anywhere from 15-20 years when installed by an experienced crew. With proper maintenance and seal coating, you can make your driveway last even longer!
Asphalt Noise Reduction
Asphalt is known for its ability to reduce noise and has even been named the “quiet” paving option. Its open-grade surfaces and fine-grade surfaces combined with other ingredients come together to create a material that excels at absorbing road noise.
Asphalt Const Efficiency
A common substitute for asphalt is concrete. Concrete is said to cost more when combining the cost of materials and installation. Asphalt prices can fluctuate at times due to the necessary ingredient crude oil that is added into the mixture. When crude oil prices rise, you will the prices of asphalt raise by association.
Asphalt Project Timeliness
Because the materials used in asphalt are easy to get ahold you, supply is never an issue! If you need more asphalt, we got it!
Asphalt and Water Drainage
Asphalt is great when it comes to water drainage. Certain types of asphalts drain better than others but in general, all asphalt driveways excel in this department. In particular, you will see two main water drainage systems. The first is in porous asphalt where the pores within the asphalt allow it to drain into a unique gravel base designed to help filter the water back into the ground. The second type is within the design of the asphalt, where it will help funnel the water to a specified location where it can effectively drain.
Asphalt and Safety
Asphalt is known for its safety for a couple of reasons. Its water drainage qualities help with skid resistance making it easier on drivers in harsh conditions. Its dark color also helps melt ice and snow making it safer for drivers and pedestrians.
Joe Lamacchia Landscape Construction
If you are in need of residential or commercial asphalt paving, look no further than Joe Lamacchia Landscape Construction to get the job done! We don’t just pave driveways, we build them! Get started with your residential and commercial asphalt paving services today by calling 1-617-924-2327 or filling out a contact form.