Whether you need a sturdy surface for driving or a reliable space for playing, asphalt pavement provides a foundation that will last for years to come. An asphalt driveway or parking lot looks attractive, and you can trust its reliability day after day.
What Is Asphalt?
To prepare hot-mix asphalt, two ingredients are mixed:
- Aggregate: A blend of gravel, sand or stones.
- Asphalt Cement: A liquefied petroleum product that is obtained from crude oil. Also known as bitumen, asphalt cement is dark and thick, and it serves as a binding material for the aggregate.
While hot, the asphalt mix is poured onto a supportive base and pressed down to form a smooth surface. The asphalt cools and hardens quickly. Once the asphalt cools, it is ready for people to drive, walk or play on it.
Benefits of Asphalt
The nature of the bitumen used in asphalt allows for a flexible finished product. Therefore, it can withstand the weight of heavy tires and the rigors of daily use. Asphalt survives the winter well since freezing and thawing don't damage it.
Asphalt Maintenance Is Easy
Asphalt surfaces are strong and durable. For the best, most long-lasting results, we recommend seal coating your asphalt surface after installation.
Of course, cracks do happen from time to time. Fortunately, small cracks are easy to repair. Even larger ones do not spell doom for an asphalt surface. Resurfacing is a quick process that will have you up and running again in no time.
Asphalt Is Recyclable
We hope that you will enjoy your asphalt surface for many years to come. Even still, you can feel good about the knowledge that when it is time to replace your driveway or parking lot, the asphalt can be recycled instead of added to a landfill.
Asphalt for Any Application
Where can you install asphalt? Nearly anywhere! Asphalt's smooth texture provides a safe place to run and play, and its rugged flexibility allows it to bear the weight of cars and trucks.
The constant traffic that a parking lot receives is no match for the durability and flexibility of asphalt paving. It's no surprise, therefore, that asphalt is a popular choice for paving parking lots.
Since asphalt cools and hardens quickly, your parking lot will not be out of commission for long during the installation process. Our expert team will soon have your new parking lot ready for use.
Houses in any neighborhood will benefit from the attractive look of an asphalt driveway. Our careful installation helps elevate the value of your home. The easy maintenance of asphalt means that you can keep your driveway looking in top shape year after year.
Sporting activities like tennis and basketball require a smooth, even surface. This provides players a sure footing so they do not trip or stumble, and it ensures that balls bounce evenly during a game. We can lay an asphalt basketball court or tennis court to your exact specifications.
Whether you want a straight walkway or a winding trail, we can use asphalt to make a sure path for your feet. Asphalt sidewalks are reliable and sturdy, and the ease of repairing or resurfacing them means that they will last for years to come. We will work together with you to select the best layout for your asphalt sidewalk.
Asphalt is the material of choice for roads. If you need a private road for your homeowner's association or a road on your personal property, our expert pavers can lay one that meets industry guidelines and provides a smooth and durable driving surface.
When laying an asphalt surface, we combine your plans with our expertise to give you a final product with which you'll be pleased. Here's how we do it:
- We listen to your ideas and craft a plan for the project. This includes selecting the location and designing the layout.
- The soil is prepared for the installation. Soil grading ensures proper drainage and support for the asphalt surface.
- The base layer is installed. We put down a 4-inch layer of recycled concrete material.
- A vibratory roller compacts this layer.
- Hot-mix asphalt is placed on the base layer.
- The asphalt layer is compacted.
- After cooling, your new driveway or other asphalt surface is ready for use!
Where will you add a paved asphalt surface? Our professional team has the necessary expertise to make your vision a reality. Contact us today to start planning your new asphalt surface.