The Benefits of Asphalt Paving



Asphalt Paving Advantages

There are four main advantages of using asphalt for paving.

  1. Economical
  2. Durable
  3. Safe
  4. Recyclable

The Economical Advantages of Asphalt Paving

Asphalt is a low-cost building material. It is less expensive, not just in actual cost, but also in terms of the time it takes to complete construction.

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Asphalt is so quick and easy to use that it saves the public, government and contractors time, and time is money!

Asphalt dries so fast that roads and highways will not be blocked or held up for very long.

Durability of Asphalt Paving

Asphalt is a reliable weather resistant material and can be designed for low and high traffic conditions. It can withstand the harshest of weathers and the heaviest of semi-trailers. Asphalt can also be designed to fit a specific purpose!

Asphalt Paving Safety

Asphalt’s safety feature is related to its smooth-like finish. It offers drivers skid resistance, reduced splash back and better visual distinction between road markings. Asphalt also helps keep roads free from ice and snow.

Recycling

Asphalt has smooth finish

Asphalt is a recyclable material, it can be used over and over, and its life-cycle never ends. Asphalt roads can be dug up and then re-used again. This is what makes asphalt such a popular, modern day material. When we use it we are preserving our natural resources, by reusing the same material over again.

This also helps reduce our waste dilemma, it means less material is being turned into waste, and hence, landfill! Asphalt also saves the environment since it will not run into our waterways when it is spilt, as asphalt turns into solid mass quite quickly.

Maintenance

Maintaining Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt is quick and easy to repair. By maintaining cracks and resealing roads, driveways and highways regularly, major degradation can be delayed.

Even when major degradation does occur, asphalt can be re-laid