Asphalt Paving is the Best Choice for Property Owners
If you own a home, your top choices for your driveway are asphalt and concrete. If you own a commercial property, you have more options for your parking lot and other paved areas, but asphalt is one of the most popular. Once you start exploring the pros and cons of each of your options, you will quickly discover that asphalt paving is the best option, whether you have a residential or commercial property.
Here are a few reasons why you should contact an asphalt contractor for your paving project:
Asphalt paving is significantly less expensive than concrete, no matter where you live. From Arizona to Arkansas, you’ll find that asphalt comes in thousands of dollars under project costs with concrete.
In addition to the lower installation costs, asphalt has lower overall costs. So long as you keep it maintained, asphalt will last for about 15 to 20 years. Maintenance involves sealing the asphalt every few years and filling cracks as they form. The overall cost per year is quite low, and you will find asphalt to typically be a more affordable option than concrete.
One of the downsides of concrete installation is that it can take a long time to be prepared and then to cure. Concrete paving can take up to a week or more to finish, depending on the size of the project. The same project done with asphalt paving can take a fraction of the time. Most driveways and smaller parking lots can be finished within a few days, which means less down time and fewer inconveniences. If you are overseeing a business project, that means you will lose less business and pose fewer inconveniences to your customers.
Beautiful Curb Appeal
Asphalt paving in Glendale creates a beautiful look for your home or your business property. It has a rich, dark finish that complements the natural environment and creates a polished look for your property. With an asphalt driveway or parking lot, you can create beautiful curb appeal that improves the value of your property.
An added benefit of asphalt for commercial properties is that it hides the appearance of spills like oil and other automotive fluids. That ensures that your property always has a professional appearance that makes a good impression on customers. Keep your asphalt maintained with street sweeping and seal coating and you’ll not only maintain a beautiful look but also preserve the life span of the asphalt.
Beneficial to the Environment
Concrete is not a good choice for the environment because it is largely impenetrable and it causes water to run off, carrying pollutants with it. That means that a lot of water is contributing to erosion and spreading pollution.
Asphalt is a more environmentally friendly choice. It has a more porous surface that can allow water to flow through it, either into the soil below or through channels and diverted to particular areas. It reduces erosion, runoff and pollution.
Asphalt can also be recycled, which means that fewer natural resources have to be used for it. When your old driveway or parking lot has to be replaced, the old asphalt can be broken up and sent off for recycling, helping to create new materials without draining more resources.
Asphalt has many more benefits, such as its ability to better absorb UV rays, to be repaired more easily than concrete, and to be cleaned more easily than concrete. When you start talking to contractors about your paving options, the best choice will quickly become clear: It is asphalt.
Roadrunner Paving and Asphalt Maintenance is a premiere asphalt contractor in Arizona. We perform residential and commercial asphalt paving and repairs, including patching, crack filling, and seal coating. We can develop an asphalt maintenance schedule for you to protect your investment and maintain the curb appeal of your property. We also perform striping and install accessories like curbs and parking lot bumpers. We are a full-service Glendale asphalt contractor with many years of experience and a stellar reputation throughout Arizona. Call us today to learn more about our services or to get an estimate for your asphalt paving project. Work with us and find out why we’re the best!
Roadrunner Paving & Asphalt Maintenance
1959 S Power Rd, Suite 103-419
Mesa, AZ 85206