Asphalt is one of those materials that seem to have been around forever. And as far as we humans are concerned, it pretty much has. In fact, asphalt use dates back over 7,000 years or so. If we have been using it that long, then there has to be something pretty good about it. In the U.S., asphalt was first used to pave roads back in the 1870s, and though there may have been a few minor changes in how it is made over the years, at heart it’s still the reliable material we have been using for all these years.
Durable and Efficient
Asphalt is durable, really durable. It can pretty much take anything we – or nature – can throw at it. It can stand up to all sorts of weather and any amount of traffic we throw at it. Which is pretty much why asphalt driveways are so popular too. It’s also really resistant to all the salts and chemicals we use when it’s icy or snowing, a definite big plus in Joliet. And its blackness also absorbs the heat from the sun, helping further to melt snow and ice. Asphalt is also easy to work with and, once laid, it dries really quickly which can be a huge help when you want a job done fast. It’s so fast that you can usually lay a driveway in a day or less.
Green and Simple
People are often surprised when we tell them that asphalt is environmentally friendly. But old asphalt can be recycled…and recycled again, which means that less manufacturing is happening which is good for the planet. It is also easy to repair, so if your asphalt paving or asphalt driveway is looking damaged, simply give us a call and we can have any asphalt surface repaired and looking great again in no time. We’ve been working with asphalt for many years now, so are not only the best choice for laying new asphalt, but also for repairs as well
One of the big reasons asphalt is so popular is how economical a material asphalt is. Because it is easy to produce and easy to install, on average using asphalt works out at being around 40% cheaper than using concrete. But its cost is n reflection on its quality. Despite offering such a big saving against other materials, asphalt is not inferior to concrete, thus offering you a great cost effective solution for any paving project.
Here at Paving Contractor Joliet, we’ve had a love affair with asphalt for years now. It’s such an ideal material for the Illinois winters that we’re only surprised more customers don’t choose it. As the leading paving contractors in the Joliet area, our team will install your asphalt driveway quickly and efficiently. Our team are all trained professionals and will do the best job possible every time. If you are considering a new driveway or paving, or if your old surfaces are damaged, call us today.