3 Benefits Of Paving With Asphalt
Here at Jersey Asphalt, we are often asked just what it is that makes asphalt such an attractive paving material choice, especially when you compare it to concrete or other types of stone. With over fifty years of experience in the field, we like to think that we know a thing or two about paving, and asphalt in particular, and over that time, we have seen time and time again just what it is about asphalt surfaces that give them one of the highest ratings of satisfaction among home and business owners alike all over the country.
To help shed some light on just what it is that makes asphalt such an attractive option for paving, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list highlighting some of the more notable benefits of choosing asphalt over other materials for all of your paving needs.
One of the primary reasons that many home and business owners alike choose asphalt for all of their paving needs is because of its durability. When properly done, a paved asphalt surface can last you about twice as long as its closest competitor, having an average lifespan of about twenty years when it has been properly maintained. Twenty years is a long time, especially when you consider the constant punishment and abuse asphalt surfaces routinely have to stand up to. Between temperature extremes, chemicals and oils. moisture, and the heavy tread of vehicles, asphalt takes a beating and marches on. Even as it starts to crack and deteriorate over time, most asphalt surfaces are still going to continue holding up well under these conditions.
In addition to its increased durability over many other paving materials, asphalt also generally requires less maintenance and upkeep in order to keep it functioning and looking its best. Asphalt is remarkably durable, and when it is properly treated with a reinforcing sealant, it becomes even more so. Asphalt sealant needs to be reapplied every so often, but only about once every four to six years depending on the kind of conditions it is exposed to and the frequency of its use. Additionally, any damages asphalt does sustain are usually quite fast and inexpensive to repair, depending on how large the issue at hand is. All of this combined makes asphalt a wonderful investment for those who don't want to spend a fortune trying to keep their paved surfaces in one piece.
As we've already highlighted above, the natural durability of asphalt, combined with its low maintenance go a long way in making it a highly attractive material for paving, and both of these factors also tie in to the next one. Savings. One of the other main draws to choosing asphalt as the paving material of choice for your home or business is because of the money you stand to save. Asphalt is very easy to mix, install, and repair in the event that something goes wrong, especially when compared to other paving materials out there. Because of its level of durability, it is highly unlikely that you are going to find yourself having to pay for frequent repairs, and any repairs you do need aren't going to be nearly as expensive as they could be with other materials. Additionally, since maintenance for asphalt surfaces is so simple, you won't have to worry about any long term costs on that front either. All in all, asphalt is a very cost effective paving solution that can continue saving you money for up to twenty years.