Asphalt Driveway Paving
Asphalt is a commonly used substance for home driveways, parking lots, and commercial driveways. It has been in use throughout human history for thousands of years because of its durability and ease of use. Asphalt is made up of multiple components held together by a binder. These components are things like rock, gravel, sand, slags, and various recycled material. The binder keeps these aggregates formed together to create the firm, black-top surface we are all familiar with.
Asphalt is very durable and a smart choice given Canadian weather. Despite the pot holes that are a source of frustration for many drivers, asphalt is actually the best choice for paved roadways. Just like any material, it can be damaged with enough force and stresses from the environment. However, it is arguably the most resistant material to weather extremes and heavy traffic flows.
It is not harmed by the harsh chemicals present in fluid de-icer compounds and salt mixes. This makes it a very valuable material to work with, since almost every winter in Ontario requires these de-icing options. Additionally, the black tar-like substance absorbs heat from the sun’s race. This means that in winter, asphalt works hard to help melt ice and snow build up, though freezing temperatures can overwhelm its natural abilities.
Asphalt is very cost effective and even environmentally friendly.
Concrete has its place in paving, but asphalt is cheaply manufactured and can provide a great alternative. Asphalt is often at least 40% cheaper than using concrete. The ease with which asphalt is laid, simplicity in its make-up, and ability to be recycled contribute to this great benefit of using asphalt. Many people are unaware that asphalt can be recycled, but the truth is it can be removed and used over, and over, and over again, without decreasing the quality of the finished product.
This makes asphalt a very environmentally friendly substance to use. After sufficient wearing down of the paved space, the asphalt can be removed, recycled, and then reused. Very little waste products have to be carted off to a dumpsite. With environmental awareness initiatives at the forefront in our society, and rightly so, this is a great point to clarify. Home owners wishing to continue having a positive impact on their environment will definitely be interested in this information.
We provide many services using asphalt. Although the finished product can seem more boring than, say, an interlocked pattern, the benefits of using asphalt cannot be denied. We understand that paving your driveway can induce stress. The time that your driveway is out of commission, unable to hold your personal family cars or those of your visitors, can be a headache. It can also be anxiety-inducing to worry about strangers, children, or stray animals leaving prints in wet substrate. One of the best advantages to using asphalt is how quickly the project can be completed.
Asphalt is very easy to work with, so we can remove what needs to go and lay new asphalt within a great time frame. As a bonus, once laid, asphalt dries very quickly. Regardless of the timeline you may need to have the paving completed, faster is always better. Have this task executed in no time, so it can be one more item checked off your to-do list. This home improvement feature can enhance your pride in the external features of your house. For those looking to sell their home, or flip a house, this is for sure a great feature.
Driveway paving in Brampton is a top notch provider of paving services. We specialize in both commercial and residential projects and can meet your needs for a high quality paving experience. We provide paving for untouched surfaces, driveways that have seen better days, or even just patching up deficiencies in the paved space. No job is too large or too small. We are committed to creating a great customer service through meeting your deadline and providing a driveway or other paved space that you can take pride in. Fill out the form above, or call today, so we can discuss your needs. Don’t wait, our team is eager to work with you.
We recommend sealing your driveway every 4-5 seasons. Sealing your driveway is a great way to maintain your investment and keep it in its best shape. Sealing the driveway is an easy way of protecting the surface from developing cracks and guard it from oil damage. The best way to seal your driveway is to not overdo it. We use the right amount of sealant to make sure that your driveway is sealed properly.
Once your driveway is sealed, we recommend waiting for a 24-hour period before driving on it. This will help the sealant harden.
If your driveway is a little bit older, sealing it might be the first course of action. Let us have a look and we’ll let you know what course of action to take.
Asphalt dries from the bottom to the top. Seeing the oil come through is OK. The oil is there to help the materials stick together and properly harden. Once all the oil has been released, the asphalt will become stronger and harder. For the best care of your new Asphalt driveway, we recommend sealing it after a couple of years.
Clearing of snow and ice will also help maintain your driveway. Ice forming in cracks can break apart the driveway. We can also assist you with our Snow removal services.