Understanding What Is Asphalt Paving

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Regardless of what you have seen, asphalt paving doesn’t really come in a specific size or shape. It is made of a number of different elements and is popularly used in a range of applications because of its durability& cost. Today, it is popularly used for driveways, roads as well as private basketball courts and Southern Asphalt Engineering handles asphalt paving projects for customers across the region. There are different options that you can choose from such as:

  • Tar & Chip– This asphalt paving looks just like gravel as it has stone aggregates that are embedded in the asphalt’s surface. This looks much lighter than standard surfaces and provides better traction during icy/snowy months. These tar & chip driveways are much cheaper than conventional asphalt and they don’t have to be seeded as often. But there are chances of the top layer wearing off or heavy traffic may also damage it
  • Recycled Asphalt- Just as its name suggests, this is reused from existing blacktop surfaces that has been ground-up into pieces. These are re-laid as new pavement. Recycled asphalt is not as smooth/even as regular asphalt, the pre-existing oils inside the smallpieces help in binding them together over a period of time. Recycled asphalt is much more cost-effective than new asphalt
  • Colored/Stamped Asphalt– This type of asphalt is catching on in a big way. It helps create a very stylish and unique look in the landscaping or commercial areas. Typically, asphalt has a static dark color. This can be colored with the use of additives and different shades and make an excellent paving material for outdoor tennis and basketball courts

Asphalt Overlays

Asphalt overlays are also popularly being used in a number of outdoor residential and commercial applications. These are very simple and easy to install. They become a very effective protective barrier for sealing pavements. Though these overlays don’t really strengthen the pavement’s structure, in some cases, it can be used as a quick-fix alternative to repairs & maintenance when the roads are still in a quite good condition. The benefits of this overlay are:

  • Long-lasting integrity
  • Quick construction
  • Better slope preservation
  • Sealing the pavement surface
  • Quiet, smooth surface
  • New appearance
  • Handles heavy traffic

If you have asphalt paving need, Southern Asphalt Engineering has the solution. For more information, call us on (305) 667-8390. You can also contact us via this online form.

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