It’s safe to say that a large portion of driveways that are finished were done with asphalt. It provides many benefits compared to other options, like cement. If you’re getting ready to finish or refinish your driveway or parking lot, asphalt should be at the top of your list of options. Why? Well, we’re glad you asked.
Unlike chipseal or concrete roads, asphalt offers a smoother surface to drive on, without a rocky surface or construction joints. That smooth surface translates into a better drive, and less wear and tear on vehicles using your driveway or parking lot.
If environmental impact is on your list of considerations, we’d like to tell you that asphalt has a very low carbon footprint, and is recyclable! In fact, practically all reclaimed asphalt is either reused or recycled, meaning that it’s environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Asphalt, despite its toughness, is very flexible. It can be formulated and designed to support the traffic and climate conditions specific to your area.
Unlike cement, asphalt doesn’t need a long curing time before being used, meaning a shorter delay between installation, or repair, and use. And due to its dark colour, it provides a strong contrast between it, and road lines helping drivers to see better.
Environmentally friendly, quick to install, and a short time between installation and use, and you’ve got a recipe for the best choice for your driveway or parking lot.