Benefits of Asphalt

There are many reasons people choose to use asphalt for their paving needs. It lasts longer, can be installed quickly, and it looks great! It’s also better for the environment and your budget.

Most people take smooth and quiet parking lots and driveways for granted, but there are many benefits of using the right material. Let’s look at some of the advantages of asphalt for consumers as well as the environment.

Asphalt is Durable

When an asphalt road or driveway is installed by an experienced contractor, it will usually last 15 – 20 years. You’ll lengthen the lifespan even more if you perform regular preventative maintenance to your asphalt surface.

Asphalt is Cost-Efficient

Compared to concrete, asphalt is much more cost-efficient to install. Crude oil is one of the main ingredients of any asphalt mix. Since crude oil prices tend to fluctuate, this causes fluctuations in asphalt prices as well.

Asphalt Can Be Recycled

Asphalt is one of the most recycled products in America. Recycled asphalt mix is hard as nails, lasts longer, and has a stronger rut resistance than other asphalt mixes. So, recycling is not only better for the environment, but it’s also better for the product.

Asphalt Reduces Noise

Because of its open-graded surfaces, fine-graded surfaces, and the materials that are used, asphalt essentially absorbs road noise.