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Asphalt is used for 94% of America's roads

Feb 8

Asphalt is used for 94% of America's roads. This means asphalt paving has a high level of durability and resilience. Asphalt is everywhere.

Asphalt is an excellent choice, from driveways to parking lots to sidewalks to highways.

Here are seven benefits to using asphalt for your next project.

1. ASPHALT PAVING IS SAFER FOR DRIVING ON THAN OTHER MATERIALS

Asphalt paving can manage water, so it's very skid-resistant.

The root cause of many fatalities and traffic accidents in the US is excessive surface water. Open-graded asphalt allows rainwater to drain directly through the pavement's top, which helps to reduce the amount that vehicles must drive.

Asphalt's darker color offers many benefits. It is a strong contrast with the color used for road markings. Just think of concrete's lack of color contrast when using yellow and white paint marks. This allows drivers to see better in bad weather conditions and helps reduce accidents.

The darker asphalt not only provides better visibility for road markings but it also reduces the glare, which makes driving more comfortable and less straining.

Asphalt's color also causes snow and/or ice to melt more quickly (black absorbs heat faster than other colors) which results in less snow shoveling.

2. ASPHALT PAVING IS 100% RECYCLABLE

Asphalt is America's most recycled material.

Nearly 100 million tonnes of asphalt are recycled each year by the asphalt industry.

Recycled asphalt is not only better for the earth because it is a durable product, but it also has more robust and more long-lasting properties. The result is that recycled asphalt roads will last longer than other options.

3. ASPHALT LASTS FOR MANY YEARS


An asphalt job done by a professional contractor should last between 15-25 years. Its flexibility makes asphalt durable, and it can withstand heavy machinery.

Most asphalt grades can endure both a severe winter season and scorching summer heat.

Asphalt is only as strong and durable as the way it's maintained. We can help you maintain your asphalt by hiring a professional asphalt contractor.


4. ASPHALT CAN BE INSTALLED QUICKLY & IS EFFECTIVE.

Asphalt is generally more affordable than any other paving material, especially concrete.

 

It is easy to install, and it doesn't take too long to cure. So you can be driving on asphalt in days.


5. ASPHALT PAVING HAS AN IMPRESSIVE WATER DRAINAGE


While we discussed this as safer driving conditions, it also has other positive benefits.

Asphalt's water-drainage capabilities enable water to be diverted to grassy areas or other suitable areas where it can easily be managed/drained. This prevents water buildup underneath asphalt. Heaves could result and cause maintenance crews to be called to address the issue.


6. ASPHALT SENSITISES NOISE POLLUTION

Noise pollution can be caused when heavy traffic is loud. Traffic noise can result from the sheer volume of traffic and the speed at which drivers travel, as well the noises made by heavy trucks.

Asphalt paving can be used to reduce noise pollution and absorb sound.

Rubberized asphalt has a higher efficiency in terms of reducing noise levels. This asphalt is made with recycled tires. It can further reduce the noise level on busy roads.

It has been shown that asphalt can reduce noise levels by reducing the noise level of 3dB to 10%. This is equivalent to reducing the traffic volume by 50%.

7. ASPHALT'S SOFTNESS MAKES FOR A GREAT RIDE


Last but not least, asphalt pavers provide a smooth surface that is enjoyable to drive on (or walk-on).

Asphalt's smoothness makes them a greener choice (yes, it is). Research has shown that asphalt's smoothness can reduce fuel consumption. Vehicles that travel on smoother surfaces use 4.5% less fuel. The atmosphere is less impacted by cars that burn less fuel.

Asphalt will last a lifetime if it's well maintained and taken care of.

 

The Paving Crew LV is a high-quality company that provides asphalt paving, repair, maintenance, and asphalt maintenance for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial clients. For help with paving your asphalt driveway, get in touch.

 

The Paving Crew LV

Las Vegas

(725) 433 6641