Depending on the soil, dig outs in preparation for asphalt surfaces can remain soft which may lead to instability once the asphalt is laid. To counter this, a road base that is mixed with cement may be a good option for a more stable underlay for asphalt. Cement treated road base mixes obviously harden and can be compacted to form a firmer base. This means that the asphalt overlay will be more durable especially when subject to vehicle traffic. This will lead to longer lasting asphalt surface that stand up to heavier use.
Budget Asphalt offers an out-of-hours or emergency asphalt laying and repair service. If you need minimum downtime and maximum access, we can work with you to find a time that suits both you and your business for your asphalting jobs. Depending on the scope of the works, asphalt is usually ready for traffic just a few hours after being laid. Minimise business disruptions cause by closed access, and get it done right. Talk to the asphalt specialists at Budget Asphalt for services outside of business hours.
17 June 2019
A new asphalt driveway will be ready to drive on within less than 24 hours. That’s the beauty of asphalt. It not only looks great but it’s fast to lay and quick to set. It doesn’t usually need formwork or steel reinforcement, and can be laid to suit just about any landscape. Inclines or declines are no problem, and tight corners are a breeze. All of this means less downtime and greater convenience for both you and your patrons or residents.
Asphalt does not require resealing. While maintenance of things like occasional cracks is wise, an asphalt surface will keep performing for many years. Unlike concrete which will eventually wear away and breakdown if left unsealed, asphalt retains its durability over the longer term.
Did you know that asphalt surfaces absorb more noise than concrete? Due to the pliable nature of asphalt, noise can be reduced in vehicle traffic areas with asphalt. This is great for residential complexes where noise may be an issue for residents, and also for areas in public facilities such as care homes and hospitals. Choose asphalt over concrete or pebbles to keep the surrounding environment quieter.