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Asphalt in parks and gardens

When properly prepared, asphalt surfaces should not only look good but will also retard root growth from trees in neighbouring garden beds and tree plantings. This not only helps keep the area safe from potential trip hazards but also helps the trees, allowing them to grow more naturally and possibly avoiding expensive tree removal down the track.

Unlike concrete, asphalt is more forgiving and easier to repair and can be contoured to work with the trees rather than against them.

Consider using asphalt rather than concrete or paving in areas that are sensitive to tree growth.

7 May 2015

Asphalt for wet or dry weather

With the monsoon season now over its time to check your asphalt areas for any early signs of damage to your driveways and parking areas. Getting small damage fixed now can result in less problems down the track. It will also be less expensive. Budget Asphalt Repairs has a regular programmed maintenance service which lets our clients know what needs to be done to their asphalt surfaces now and in the near future.

Keep your asphalt in tip top condition and address problems before they become major issues. To know more about this regular asphalt service please contact Budget Asphalt Repairs. 

30 April 2015

Keeping your landscaping beautiful

We all know the benefits of landscaping around and throughout your car parking areas. It will not only keep the area looking beautiful, it’s also good for the environment. Landscaping prevents soil erosion, reduces carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and reduces storm water drainage problems. It also reduces the detrimental effects of wind and noise and provides heat-reducing shade.

Keeping the landscaping in place can sometimes be a challenge especially if you don’t want to fence it off. Weed growth and water runoff causing potholing are just some of the potential hazards.

If you want to provide a beautiful yet unobtrusive backdrop to your landscaped gardens then you should consider asphalting around your garden beds. Asphalt is easier to maintain, more robust than pebble mix and more stable than concrete or paving.

23 Apr 2015

Cost Effective Speed Bumps

An asphalt speed hump is the most cost effective solution for areas that need reduced traffic speed such as car parks, narrow streets, body corporate common areas and public driveways. Rubber or steel speed humps can cost twice as much and are less likely to be as durable as asphalt speed bumps.
We say "keep safe" and get your asphalt speed bump done the right way the first time.

16 Apr 2015

To repair or not to repair right now?

To repair or not to repair right now? That is the question. A common mistake some people make is “Let's fix our potholes ourselves. After all, it can't be that hard can it? Why not? It’s just a pothole we can fill with cold mix asphalt. Yeah, come on, let's buy a bag of cold mix asphalt and plug those ugly potholes right now.”
We think this is a big mistake because cold mix asphalt is not cheap and cold mix asphalt repairs only last for a very short while, as short as 10 to 14 days only. Cold mix asphalt repairs do not prohibit water penetration around the circumference of the pothole. This is because there is no sealing process which only occurs when professionally laid hot asphalt is applied after the pothole is specially prepared for repair, then finished and compacted properly.
The team at Budget Asphalt Repairs cleans out the damaged area first, fills it with environmentally friendly ceramic adhesive, over-fills the cavity with hot asphalt and finally compacts and overlays the repaired cavity. These steps and these steps only, reduce the likelihood of water penetration and pothole reoccurrence. If you want long-term asphalt and bitumen repairs, this is how it’s done.
So, want to save some money on your asphalt and bitumen repairs? Do it right the first time and use the professional services of the team at Budget Asphalt Repairs.

7 April 2015