Asphalt is Durable and Long Lasting
An asphalt driveway or road installed by an experienced asphalt contractor will usually last about 20 – 30 years, that estimated lifespan will lengthen if you perform regular preventative maintenance 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 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 fluctuation 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 which 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.