Asphalt Paving – Benefits and Maintenance Tips For You

Why You Need Asphalt Paving

If you own property, whether is your home or your business it is a fact that you want to keep your driveways, parking lots or other paved surfaces in top condition. The best was to do this is by Asphalt Paving. Asphalt Paving benefits you directly as it is aesthetically pleasing and enhances the look of your driveway or parking lot making it neat and inviting. It can add value to your home or business. As it is one of the first things a potential buyer or customer notices, it’s a good decision to have proper upkeep. It also provides years of lasting service and is easy to maintain.

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What Exactly is Asphalt Paving?

Asphalt Paving is a special mixture of stone and sand aggregate with a petroleum based product such as liquid asphalt cement. It is heated and then mixed with asphalt cement. The most important aspect is that the asphalt cement is heated and liquefied at exactly 300°F. This mixture (while hot) is then poured over a subgrade or prepared base. This is paved and smoothened and it is then left to cool. Once cooled and hardened, you are able to walk on it, drive over it or park on it right away.

Top Reasons To Consider Asphalt Paving

  1. Aesthetic and Curb Appeal

    asphalt paving work on a drivewaySince your driveways or parking lot is one of the first things people notice when they come to you property, you want it to have a fresh, new and clean look. Maintenance is low as you may need to sweep and if it is sealcoated, it can add extra layer of protection which preserves it as the years goes by. Having a well maintained driveway or parking lot will always create a positive long lasting impression on your customers and for your home.

  2. Timeliness

    The process that professional asphalt paving contractors, (depending on the size of your project) can be done in a matter of a few hours. If homeowners or business owners choose asphalt paving then once it is cooled, it can be used right away. Asphalt paved roads are a lot better for vehicular traffic. You can utilize your driveway,parking lots, roads and  highways almost on the same day or the following day. This is much easier as compare to having cement or tile installation done which typically takes a lot longer to implement and has a longer wait time for usage.

  3. Cost

    Cost of Asphalt Paving in Austin TexasWorking with an asphalt paving contractor can be significantly less costly and save you more money than working with other contractors that use concrete or other paving materials. Once the surface has been paved, it is very easy to maintain and any further maintenance cost will be little to none. Additionally, a surface that has been properly installed and maintained could last you anywhere between 15-20 years which make it worth it for the upfront cost.

  4. Environmental Benefits

    asphalt paving recyclyingAsphalt when used for roofing shingles and paving surfaces such as driveways, highways and parking lots can be recycled and reused. The asphalt from shingles and paving is taken to a recycling facility where it is crushed and recycled into new asphalt. This eco friendly method has recycled over 100 million tons of used asphalt in the United Stated alone.

Additionally, if you use porous asphalt paving instead of the traditional method, it helps with water drainage. The water permeates letting it go through the paving as opposed to running off thus leading to or causing water pooling or flooding.

 Maintaining Your Newly Paved Surface

Now that you have your surfaces paved, here are some tips for the future for maintenance and deciding when repairs need to be done. It’s important to have a maintenance schedule. Regular maintenance such as filling cracks and potholes can go a long way. Also routine sealcoating can significantly increase the lifespan of your asphalt as well as restoring the look of the asphalt, protecting it from weather conditions and wear and tear. It’s also pretty easy to clean.

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At Sealcoating Austin, we have over 20 years of experience in the industry and our trusted sealcoating specialists are here to help you . Whether you’re looking to pave your driveway or parking lot, or just just looking for maintenance such as patches or sealcoating, we are here for you! We are licensed, bonded and insured! You can count on us to deliver reliable and expert professional services on time, all the time! If you have more questions on Asphalt paving, check out the video below!