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The Advantages of Asphalt Paving

Asphalt paving is a popular choice for driveways, parking lots, and roads due to its durability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of maintenance.

Here are some advantages of using asphalt paving:

  1. Safety: Asphalt paving has high skid resistance, which makes it safer to drive on than other materials. It also allows rainwater to drain through the pavement’s surface, reducing the amount of surface water vehicles have to drive through. The dark color of asphalt provides high contrast with the color of road markings, giving drivers more visibility during difficult weather conditions 1.

  2. Recyclability: Asphalt is America’s most recycled material, currently recycled at a rate of over 99%. Recycled asphalt is not only good for the environment by being a sustainable product, but it’s also stronger and more durable as a result 1.

  3. Durability: Asphalt that is installed by a professional contractor should last anywhere between 15-25 years. Its flexibility allows it to withstand heavy machinery and vehicles, and most grades of asphalt can easily survive harsh winter seasons and boiling summer heat 1.

  4. Cost-effectiveness: Asphalt is generally cheaper to install than any other type of paving material, especially concrete. It’s also quick to install and doesn’t take long to cure, so you could be driving on your new asphalt in just a couple of days after installation 1.

  5. Energy efficiency: Asphalt’s dark color causes ice and snow to melt faster, which means less snow shoveling. It also reduces glare, making driving more comfortable and less straining on drivers’ eyes 1.

These are just a few of the many advantages of using asphalt paving. If you’re considering asphalt paving for your next project, make sure to hire a professional contractor to ensure the best results. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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