If you take a look around the area you live in, you will probably see roads everywhere. Asphalt paving is one of the most popular choices when it comes to making or repairing roads because it is affordable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. Asphalt paving can last for decades with regular maintenance, but it’s important to keep in mind that different asphalts have different properties and uses. If your driveway or a section of your road has started showing its age, you might be considering whether asphalt paving could be an effective solution. So, how can asphalt paving be a good option? Keep reading to find out!
Paving Is An Effective Road Repair Method
Asphalt paving is the most common road repair method. Asphalt pavement is made of crushed rock, concrete, and asphalt binders. It is more resistant to water than concrete and much less expensive to repair when damaged. It is also very smooth underfoot and suitable for both cars and bicycles. However, it dries quickly in hot weather and can crack if subjected to a lot of heat and cold at the same time (i.e., freezing temperatures followed by very high heat). It is also porous and therefore prone to insects getting under the surface. In most cases, asphalt can be patched using asphalt cement or hot mix asphalt (HMA). These two types of asphalt can be used interchangeably on virtually all pavement conditions.
A properly-prepared base layer of HMA will provide an excellent foundation for a … READ MORE ...