Do you plan to pave your driveway, walkway, or parking lot with asphalt, but you’ve heard some things still putting you off?
Everything on earth has pros and cons, but some are fiction. So, if you plan on paving your surfaces with asphalt, it’s essential to have all the facts.
To help you out, we will debunk some of the myths we’ve encountered over the years.
- Asphalt is more expensive compared to concrete
Asphalt is about as par with concrete when it comes to installation costs, if not cheaper. The only issue is that asphalt costs fluctuate with crude oil prices.
However, asphalt is less costly to maintain, making it a more cost-effective option.
- Asphalt is similar to concrete
Asphalt and concrete are different; their aggregates and production formulae give them very different and unique product qualities.
Asphalt pavements, for one, are a mix of aggregates, bitumen, and an asphalt liquid, which is the sticky binding agent that gives asphalt pavements their dark color. And concrete is made of stone aggregates and cement, which are mixed and allowed to harden into a rock-like product. And that’s what separates the two.
Both materials are sturdy, but asphalt pavements are more resistant to external elements.
- Asphalt is only found in one color
Sure, asphalt is primarily black. However, asphalt aggregates can be dyed into different colors depending on the kind of aesthetic you’re going for.
You can get a lot more earthy tones by adding color additives into your cold or hot asphalt mix, and the result will still be magnificent.
- Asphalt cracks easily
It’s true that eventually, wear will take a toll on your asphalt driveway, but that doesn’t mean that it cracks easily.
As long as the asphalt pavement is installed correctly and maintained, your driveway will serve you well. But if you compromise on the workmanship, then yes, your asphalt will crack as soon as yesterday.
So, make the right decisions when hiring a contractor.
Let Coats of Armor Contractors Help with your Asphalt Paving Services
We have the skills and the experience to handle every asphalt project of all scales. Our experts will not just deliver excellent results but also leave your property tidy.
Moreover, we’ve got state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality materials to ensure your paving job is done efficiently.
We’re happy to help you with your asphalt paving services, installation, repair, or maintenance work for your property in New Braunfels, TX, and the surrounding areas.