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Why You Should Choose Asphalt Driveways?



One of our most sought-after services is tarmacking driveways. If you want to your driveways durable, robust and capable to handle huge traffic then asphalt driveways are the best option.

Moreover, it can provide extra finishing to your road that looks amazing and enhances the visual appeal of your driveway.

If you want to know various benefits of asphalt road then read the following points:

1. Versatile

For an industrial or commercial space that sees lots of vehicular traffic, tarmac or asphalt is a proven material in handling this type of traffic.

The tarmac is available in red and black colors giving you a wider choice in combining with pavers and concrete. You can choose any one as per your choice.

Tarmac or asphalt roads are not just capable to handle huge traffic but also improve the aesthetics of road b

2. Low maintenance

Tarmac driveways are durable with little care. Repairing a tarmac driveway is also easier than a concrete or paved driveway.

Tarmac can withstand a lot of traffic as it can compress without cracking, unlike concrete. That means you do not have to spend extra on its maintenance.

3. Smooth and comfortable

The multiple layers of asphalt are flexible as they give continuous flow. Tarmac/asphalt paving can be used in places that need comfort and quiet like hospital and school car parks. You can easily drive your vehicles on these type of roads.

4. Cost-efficient

Tarmac or asphalt has lower initial costs, lasts longer and costs less to maintain than concrete paving. This material is recyclable which offers savings when repairing or resurfacing.

This is more so when the recycled asphalt is being transported over short distances.
The good thing about reclaimed asphalt is that it contains bitumen. This is advantageous because bitumen is the most costly material in paving.

Reclaimed asphalt will use only a fraction of what would be used in fresh paving. It is also as good as new. This is an inorganic material that does not suffer wear and tear, unlike metal or concrete.

Using recycled asphalt shortens construction time, which makes it ideal for both public and private projects.

5. Safe building material

Asphalt is porous which makes good drainage on roads. There are lower risks of blinding spray, and road markings last longer.

Asphalt can be mixed in different ways, for example, to allow quick drainage, or give better grip on wet prone areas to reduce skidding.
Asphalt is easier to mark-making it ideal for areas such as sharp bends or high pedestrian traffic areas where high visibility marking is needed. Colored asphalt can be used instead of road marking and works just as well.

6. Highly durable

Asphalt can last 15-20 years of heavy use depending on the mixture used and the thickness of the layers lay.

Asphalt does not have joints that can be affected by the weather patterns of thaw and freeze, hence it will not crack like concrete.

Moreover, if any crack appears then they can be resealed by calling professionals such as driveway repairs Sydney and without spending too much.

7. Fast to construct

Unlike concrete that needs curing, an asphalt road can be used immediately the roller smoothens out the surface. This makes it ideal for public spaces and emergency repairs where time is at a premium.

The ease of working with asphalt makes it easy to upgrade when traffic needs increase. It is easy to widen an asphalt road rather than reconstructing. The widened lanes can be opened in a short time for fewer disruptions.

8. Environmental friendly

The fact that asphalt can be recycled lowers its demands on the environment in terms of excavation of raw material and the energy used in processing this raw material.

Asphalt’s porosity makes it ideal for areas that see high rainfall. This is because there is no need to install detention basins. Cost-effective stormwater management systems can be installed.

Asphalt makes for cooler surfaces as it absorbs heat rather than reflect it.Asphalt has a lower carbon footprint than other products.

Unlike asphalt mixing in the early years, it is possible to mix asphalt at lower temperatures these days.

Asphalt does not interfere with underground water as it is an inert material. It is effective in sealing water reservoirs as well as lining landfill sites. Asphalt has no other effect on the environment after it is installed.

Final Words

After reading all the benefits of using asphalt, I think you do not have any doubt while choosing asphalt/tarmac as your driveway paving material.

While choosing professional for paving driveway make sure that he is the best one in your area and offers useful extras like finishing with custom-tailored steps, driveway edging and combining the finish with concrete products of your choice. In addition to this also offer tarmac repair and resurfacing.