Benefits of Asphalt
Whether you are paving a driveway or parking lot, one cost effective option is to use asphalt. Other then price, there are many benefits to using asphalt.
Quick installation and Use.
Installation of an asphalt parking lot or driveway can be done in a matter of days, depending on its size it is common for a project to be completed in as quick as one day. Line striping and so forth can be done quickly also as asphalt sets quickly. With quick setting and cure times, your asphalt can be used quickly.
With regular maintenance, an asphalt driveway can have a long lifespan. Sealcoating and crack filling are inexpensive and easy.
Asphalt is the most recycled product in America. The asphalt industry reuses and recycles nearly 100 million tons of asphalt pavement a year, saving taxpayers an estimated $1.8 billion annually.
Your can learn more at the WAPA website
Asphalt Pavement (sometimes called blacktop) is a combination of aggregate—stone, sand or gravel—bound together by a small amount of asphalt cement, a product of crude oil.
Asphalt cement is heated and mixed with aggregate at a special facility, and then the mix material is trucked to the construction site where it is spread and compacted into a finished pavement.
Traffic is typically permitted on a new asphalt road as soon as the pavement has cooled—a matter of hours after construction. Asphalt is smooth, quiet, sustainable, perpetual, and the most cost-effective material for our roadways.