Asphalt paving is a great solution for a durable material for your outdoor areas. It can be used for driveways, pathways and patio areas to create an additional living space in your property to enjoy the outdoors in a clean way. Here we will speak about the difference between asphalt and concrete, why we opt for asphalt installations and the different areas we provide these services for the benefit of our clients. If you have any questions or queries on these services, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss these.
Asphalt Vs Concrete
Most people aren’t aware of the differences between asphalt and concrete as they have a very similar make up. They are both gravel based and produce a similar appearance when they are installed. Asphalt is a more flexible alternative to concrete as it is more flexible and able to handle heat fluctuations better. When cracks appear, they are generally only on the top layer which will require repaving and not complete repairs. In addition to these benefits, asphalt is also a cheaper method than concrete and is able to dry much quicker, meaning our clients are able to make use of their new paving in a shorter timeframe.
If you are looking for a clean, sleek look in a cost effective way, an asphalt driveway is probably ideal for your property. It is perfect for the standard everyday use and is flexible with temperature, avoiding cracks due to temperature fluctuation better than concrete. While both are traditional methods for a driveway installation, they are both exceptionally durable. Asphalt driveways should last in excess of 30 years with the proper maintenance being repairs and sealing every three to five years. They are able to have a color added to the mix when it is laid or have a tinted seal applied to it to give it some character.
Most home owners have a pathway that leads from the front of their property to their front door as well as another pathway that connects to the entry point from their driveway. Our team are able to install pathways whenever the need for them arises. Dependent on the situation of the family, it may not be possible to do both the driveway and path at the same time if there is heavy traffic needing to use the area. These can also be completed in sections to make it more convenient for the homeowners.
Outdoor patios are exceptionally popular throughout the United States of America as they can offer you an additional living area without the cost of extending your property. They are a great area to host summer barbeques and to enjoy meal times with your family. Our team are able to install asphalt patios for our clients with a smooth finish that they will be eager to show off to their friends and family. We enjoy these installations as our clients are generally very excited for them.