Asphalt offers a number of advantages for consumers and the environment. The following are some of the most popular benefits of using an asphalt pavement.
Asphalt is 100% Recyclable
Asphalt is the most recycled product in America. Wolf Paving recycles 100% of the asphalt removed from job sites as well as concrete and asphalt shingles. When it comes to asphalt not only is using recycled material better for the environment, it’s better for the products as well. Recycled asphalt mix is stronger, longer lasting, and has a stronger rut resistance than virgin asphalt mix.
Asphalt is Durable and Long Lasting
An asphalt driveway or road installed by an experienced asphalt contractor will usually last about 15 – 20 years, that estimated lifespan will lengthen if you perform regular preventive maintains to your surface.
Asphalt is Good for Noise Reduction
Asphalt pavement is the “quiet” pavement option. Due to its open-graded surfaces, fine-graded surfaces and the materials used asphalt basically absorbs road noise.
Asphalt is Cost Efficient
Asphalt is generally much more cost efficient to install compared to concrete. One of the main components of any asphalt mix is crude oil. Because of this fluctuations in crude oil prices can cause fluctuations in asphalt prices.
Asphalt Projects Can be Completed Quickly
The materials needed to create asphalts are easy to get ahold of and able to be turned into asphalt very quickly.
Asphalt Paving is Good for Water Drainage
All asphalt is good for water drainage, but some types of asphalt are better than others. Porous asphalt allows water to pass-through the asphalt into a specially prepared gravel base with helps filter the water back into the ground. Other asphalts are laid specifically to help redirect water to gassy areas or other places where they can be well-managed.
Asphalt Paving is Safe
Asphalt contributes to the safety of your property in a number of ways. Because asphalt has water managing qualities it helps with skid resistance, and the dark color helps melt ice and snow making your pavement safer for cars and pedestrians alike.