Driveways can be made with a variety of materials, including pavers, concrete and gravel. But if you want a driveway that’s built for longevity and for heavy traffic, there is one type of driveway that you can’t look past – asphalt driveways. As well as being a brilliant material for building roads, asphalt is also a good material for building driveways, as it is known to be an extremely resilient and flexible product, compared to other driveway materials. Here are some of the benefits of owning a high-quality asphalt driveway.
Durability against weeds and roots
A lot of other driveway building materials, such as bricks and pavers, are often either simply packed together or set into a bed of concrete. Both of these solutions can begin to crack and deteriorate, and this deterioration means that weeds and roots can begin to seep in and start growing underneath your driveway.
Although a few weeds may seem harmless, much larger objects such as tree roots can begin to manipulate the cracks, resulting in lots of damage to your driveway. When building an asphalt driveways, a binding agent known as bitumen will be added in order to seal the driveway. As a result, asphalt and bitumen driveways don’t give weeds and roots a lot of room to grow, resulting in a clean-looking, undamaged driveway.
Easy to maintain
Many other driveway materials, such as bricks and pavers, may start to break and become dislodged, meaning that you will constantly be spending money on purchasing replacement materials in order to repair your driveway. However, an asphalt driveway is much easier to maintain. All an asphalt driveway requires to remain in peak condition is to be cleaned once or twice a year and to be re-sealed every two to four years, so that the driveway can maintain its condition and its resilience. Even it’s possible for you to re-seal your own asphalt driveway, there are many experienced asphalt companies in Sydney who can help you if you can’t find the time.
Many other types of driveways, especially concrete driveways will often reflect the light from the sun, resulting in a glare which can become rather irritating. To avoid this glare on a concrete driveway, you’ll often have to spend even more time and money tinting the driveway a different colour which may reduce the glare. However, as asphalt is already a very dark colour, asphalt driveways absorb the light from the Sun, reducing glare, and improving visibility greatly when you drive across your driveway.
These are only a few of the many benefits that are associated with owning an asphalt driveway. Even though it is possible to build up your own driveway, there are many issues that you might run into where you’ll need a professional to help you. If you find yourself in need of professional asphalting services, talk to J & E Asphalt & Civil, one of Sydney’s leading asphalting companies. We’ll work with you bring you a high-quality asphalt driveway built to take all the punishment from traffic and the elements. If you’d like to learn more about our driveways and our other asphalting and civil services, give us a call on (02) 9627 1628 today.