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Seven of the great benefits that asphalt can bring to your next paving project.

Feb 8

Asphalt is used on 94% of American roads. You have probably seen asphalt paving's resilience and durability. Asphalt is everywhere and it's a good thing!

municipal and private paving options. Asphalt is the best choice for driveways, sidewalks, and highways.

Here are seven of the great benefits that asphalt can bring to your next paving project.

1. ASPHALT PAVING IS SAFER THAN OTHER MATERIALS

Asphalt paving's water-management qualities make it resistant to skids.

Traffic accidents and fatalities in America are often caused by excessive surface water. Open-graded asphalt allows rainwater through the pavement's surfaces, reducing the amount of road water required to drive.

Asphalt's dark color has many other benefits. It has a high contrast to the color of road markings. (Just think about concrete's lack of color contrast with yellow or white paint markings). This increases visibility for drivers in difficult weather conditions and helps reduce road accidents.

Additionally, asphalt with a darker color provides better visibility for road markings and reduces glare. This makes driving easier and less straining for drivers.

Asphalt's color can also cause snow and ice to melt faster than normal (black absorbs more heat than colors that are lighter) - this means that you will need to shovel less snow.

2. ASPHALT PAVING IS 100% RECYCLABLE

American Asphalt in Las Vegas is America’s most commonly recycled material.

The asphalt industry recycles more than 100 million tons annually.

Recycled asphalt is not only sustainable and good for the planet, but it is also stronger and longer-lasting. Roads made from recycled asphalt will last for longer than any other alternatives.

3. ASPHALT LASTS FOR A LONG TIME


A professional contractor will install asphalt that lasts between 15 and 25 years. Asphalt's flexibility is what makes it durable and allows it to withstand heavy machinery.

Asphalt grades can withstand harsh winter temperatures and boiling summer heat.

Asphalt can only be strong and durable if it is well maintained. We would be happy to have a professional contractor look at your asphalt.


4. ASPHALT IS EFFICIENT AND EASY TO INSTALL.

Asphalt is generally cheaper than any other paving material, including concrete.

 

Because of the material, it is made from, it is quick to install and can cure in a matter of days. This means you could drive on your asphalt within a few days.


5. ASPHALT PAVING HAS GREAT WATER DRAINAGE


We mentioned it in terms of safer driving conditions. But, there are other positive effects.

Asphalt's water drainage capabilities allow water to be directed to grassy areas and other places where it can drain more efficiently. This helps prevent water from accumulating beneath the asphalt. If this happens, it can cause heaves and lead to the need to call a maintenance crew.


6. ASPHALT LESSENS NOISE POLLUTION

Heavy traffic noise can contribute to noise pollution. Traffic noise may be caused by traffic volume, the speed of drivers, and noise from heavy trucks.

Asphalt paving is great for reducing traffic noise, and it absorbs sound.

Rubberized asphalt reduces noise levels even more. This type of asphalt can be made by mixing recycled tires. It can also help to reduce noise levels along busy roads.

This is the equivalent of reducing traffic volume by 50%.

7. ASPHALT'S SMOOTHNESS MAKES A GREAT RIDE


Asphalt paving also provides a smooth surface for walking or driving on.

Asphalt's smoothness is also a reason it is a more environmentally-friendly option. Studies have shown that smoother paving can help to reduce fuel consumption. Vehicles that use smoother surfaces consume up to 4.5% less fuel. Because cars consume less fuel, they release fewer greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.

Asphalt, once it is paved smooth, will stay that way as long it is maintained and looked after.

 

The Paving Crew LV offers high-quality asphalt paving and repair as well as maintenance services for residential, commercial, and municipal clients. Contact us today if you are looking for help in paving your new asphalt driveway.

 

The Paving Crew LV

Las Vegas

(725) 433 6641