Asphalt paving, or blacktop is a composite surface consisting of a mineral aggregate bound together with asphalt itself. Asphalt is a sticky petroleum based liquid or semi liquid and when combined with the aggregates by our professional asphalt specialists it results in a durable and weather resistant coating that can truly take whatever you throw at it.
The cost of asphalt paving depends on a few factors including obvious ones like the amount of space to be paved but also the grade and to a certain extent varying material costs which change over the year. We are more than happy to give you a precise and accurate quote after a brief on site assessment. Every job is different, but on average asphalt is cheaper than concrete and may be as cheap as half the price of an equivalent concrete covering.
Asphalt is flexible by nature and that means that not only can it take heavy loads but it can also survive the freeze thaw cycles of dramatic seasonal change. Naturally resistant to both direct sun and freezing cold when properly applied, asphalt pavement is the material of choice for highways across the US with over 90 per cent of all roads treated with asphalt. Asphalt has been building America's roads for a century now and it is a tried and trusted material for wherever you want it to go. Here are just a few of the reasons why asphalt paving is the surfacing you need.
Asphalt is a naturally non skid material – which is why it is so popular for highways and parking lots. It can take serious axle weights without scarring and there is even a variety of asphalt paving, called open grade, which minimizes splash and spray from rainstorms. Which makes it one of the safest surfaces under foot or tire of all the available hardscape materials. We can also use colored asphalt to create marked off zones to keep users safe, including asphalt pathways for pedestrians, parking or driving zones, and marked off areas such as dumpster spaces.
Recycled Asphalt Paving
Asphalt is one hundred per cent recyclable and is in fact the most recycled material in the US with a hundred million tons of asphalt being reused every year across the country. We don't just recycle paving asphalt, we also recycle asphalt shingles and concrete to create new asphalt paving. At a time when the planet is in in peril that makes sense, and when every cent counts the reduced costs of reused materials make sense for the individual too. Asphalt is repurposed by being milled – ground away from where it was, and then screened and sized before being remixed and reused and as result recycled asphalt is often better quality than new. So ask us about our asphalt recycling and not only if we can use recycled asphalt for your paving (we can) but also whether we can take your old asphalt and concrete and reuse that for the benefit of both the planet and your pocket book.