Asphalt Paving Patterns


Asphalt surfaces originated way back in the 1800’s. This is when we first discovered the uses of asphalt. It was mostly used on roads to keep water passing through so floods didn’t occur. Strom water pipes were placed through the asphalt to prevent this from happening.

Asphalt Paving has been known to be black in color, plain, and with no patterns. It is mostly seen on highway roads, suburban streets, on driveways, and parking lots.

Some great advantages of using patterns on asphalt pavements is that it is a cost effective process, and can be easily maintained.

The Pattern Process

Terracotta Asphalt Paving

The pattern process of Asphalt Paving is very similar to stamped concrete. It involves pre-cut plastic being molded into the pattern desired, then being melted onto the asphalt surface by heating machines.

Images containing patterns of your own choice can also be used in the melting process.

The patterns can be printed off your home or business PC, on paper. They are then put forward and printed off onto the thermal plastic and melted on to the area of your choice.

Pattern Types

There are amazing patterns available today. Using patterns can help enhance the look around your driveway. Patterns can also be used to help promote your business logos.

One common pattern that is used today just about everywhere, is the brick pattern. The brick pattern is most famous for looking as if bricks had really been laid. Brick patterns are mostly seen on suburban streets, median strips between roads, in parking lots, and on driveways.
Brick Pattern

Some other patterns that can be used are ones such as:

  • Herringbone.
  • Slate tile.
  • Cobble.
  • Irregular.
  • Random Patterns.
  • Running Brick.
  • Basket Weave.
Herringbone Pattern
Just about any pattern can be produced!

Pattern Combinations

Pattern Combos

Various types of patterns can be used together in one area. This can create an exclusive effect and a great benefit is that the piece is one of a kind. One example of a combination could be, a running brick pattern used as a border for the driveway, then a basket weave pattern used throughout the centre of the driveway. There could also be an irregular feature piece through the middle of the driveway.