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7 great benefits of asphalt for your next paver project.

Feb 8

Asphalt paving covers 94% of the roads in America. It is durable and resilient. Asphalt is everywhere in government/municipal paving. Asphalt is great for driveways and parking lots, sidewalks, or highways.

These are 7 great benefits of asphalt for your next paver project.

1. ASPHALT PAVING IS SAFER to DRIVE ON THAN OTHER MATERIALS

Asphalt paving has high skid-resistance due to its water management qualities.

In the United States, excessive surface water is a major cause of fatalities and traffic accidents every year. Open-graded Asphalt allows rainwater to flow right through the pavement's asphalt surface, reducing the amount vehicles must drive on that surface.

Asphalt's dark colors have many advantages. It contrasts well with the road markings' color (just look at concrete's lackluster contrast with yellow and green paint markings). This makes it easier for drivers to see in poor weather conditions. It also helps reduce accidents.

Furthermore, asphalt that is darker than white not only gives better visibility to road markings, but it also reduces glare. This makes driving safer and easier for drivers.

Asphalt's coloring causes snow and ice faster to melt (black absorbs warmth a lot faster than lighter colors) which means less snow shoveling.

2. ASPHALT PAVING IS 100% RECYCLABLE

Asphalt is America’s most recycled material.

The asphalt industry uses and recycles almost 100 million tons each year.

Recycled Asphalt is not only a sustainable product that's good for the Earth, but it's also stronger than other asphalt products and can last longer. This means that asphalt roads built from recycled asphalt will last longer and be more durable than other options.

3. ASPHALT LASTS FOREVER


The lifespan of asphalt installed by professionals should be between 15-25years. Its durability comes from its flexibility, which allows it to withstand heavy machinery.

Most asphalt grades can easily withstand a winter storm and summer heat.

Asphalt can only last as long as it is maintained properly. We'd love to see your asphalt and recommend a professional asphalt contractor to maintain it.


4. ASPHALT ISN'T COST-EFFICIENT & EASY TO INSTALL

Asphalt is typically cheaper to install than any other type, especially concrete.

 

Because it's made from the same material as asphalt, it's quick to set up and cure. Your new asphalt could be ready for use in a few days.


5. ASPHALT PAVING HAS A GREAT WATER DRAINAGE


It has many other positive outcomes, as well as being safer for drivers.

Asphalt's water drainage capability helps redirect water to grassy places or other suitable places where it is easier to manage/drain. This prevents water accumulation beneath the asphalt. This can lead to heaves and may require the call of a maintenance crew.


6. ASPHALT LESSENS NOISEPOLLUTION

Noise pollution can also be caused by the noise from heavy traffic. Traffic noise is caused by both the sheer volume and speed of heavy trucks, as well as the noises from drivers.

Asphalt paving is a great option for reducing noise from traffic and sound absorption.

Rubberized asphalt is more efficient at reducing noise levels. This type is made by mixing used tires. It can help reduce traffic noise even further.

 

7. ASPHALT’S SMOOTHNESS IS GREAT FOR A GREAT RIDE


Asphalt Paving provides a smooth surface, which makes it easy to drive or walk along.

Asphalt's ease of use makes it a better choice for green building (yes, really). Studies have shown asphalt's smoothness can actually reduce fuel consumption. A smoother surface can reduce the fuel consumption by up to 4.5%. Vehicles that consume less fuel produce fewer greenhouse gases.

Asphalt can last for many years, even after it's been paved.

 

The Paving Crew (LV) provides high-quality and high-quality asphalt repairs, paving, and maintenance to residential and commercial customers. Call us today to get help paving your new asphalt driveway.

 

The Paving Crew LV

Las Vegas

(725) 433 6641