Asphalt Paving in 2017 – What You Should Know

Choosing Asphalt Paving For Your Project?

choosing asphalt paving

Asphalt continues to be the go-to pavement of choice in roads, driveways and even walkways. In 2017, continued demand for asphalt paving projects for highways and streets was driven primarily by government funding to help improve roads. Homeowners are choosing asphalt paving for their own driveways due to the affordability and longevity of this particular paving type.  Here are a few reasons why:

Durability

Asphalt is a durable surface which is ideal for use in busy areas such as shopping center parking lots and for residential driveways.  When properly maintained asphalt pavement can last up to 20 years which means   homeowners and business owners can be assured their money is well invested.

Safety

Asphalt is designed so that water disperses quickly and properly.  Proper drainage of water is very important near residential homes and commercial buildings.  This means that pooling of water can be addressed and protect against flooding area building and protects drivers from hydroplaning on roads, parking lots and driveways.

Repair

Many property owners have turned to asphalt as a paving option due to the ease of repair.  When damage to the asphalt surface occurs, a trusted asphalt paving company can readily and affordably repair. The work can be completed quickly and typically will not require expensive tools or materials.

Smooth Surface

Asphalt provides a smoother surface than concrete and other pavement materials.  The surface, along with the durability, safety and ease of repair are all reasons that most municipalities, states and federal transportation departments use asphalt on roads and highways.

Porous asphalt is another trend that continues to grow in popularity. Porous asphalt prevents water from pooling on the surface of the asphalt by allowing more of it to drain safely. This reduces noise, splash and spray, and also improves the overall management of storm water. It can reduce water damage from water pooling on the surface of the asphalt as well.

Asphalt Trends

Asphalt paving projects that add unique character to the space are going to continue to be popular in the coming years. Asphalt provides improved function and will continue to grow in popularity.