Budget Asphalt are experts in designing and laying speed bumps that will reduce traffic speeds in just about any area. From driveways, common community traffic areas such as carparks, schools, care homes or hospitals, and public roadways – we can deliver the right result at an affordable price. Talk to us now.
November 30, 2016
As trees grow, the roots will always seek to stretch out in every direction and they won’t discriminate between asphalt or concrete when it comes to causing damage to anything they travel under.
The photo below shows a concrete hardstand floor that has been damaged by root growth of a nearby gum tree. The photo does not show the rise of the concrete, which is about 20 cm and has rendered the floor unusable. In this case there is no other option but to remove all the concrete and start over, also requiring replacement of the shed it supports. Had the floor been asphalt, the damage would have been much less, even if left un-maintained for the same amount of time. Asphalt is move giving than concrete, particularly when vegetation is nearby. In this case the owners have opted to remove the concrete and relay the surface with asphalt. While the gum tree has been trimmed, it will live on for many more years and allowed room to prosper. Any movement in the asphalt will result in a minor repair instead of a complete resurface. Morale? Always choose asphalt over concrete to allow the garden to grow. Talk to Budget Asphalt now about asphalt hardstand surfaces.
November 14, 2016
Has your old asphalt got cracks? They’re unsightly, dangerous and they don’t get fixed by themselves! Cracks in asphalt happen when rain or traffic cause the sub-base to degrade. If left unchecked the crack will widen over time. Get the cracks fixed simply and easily by calling Budget Asphalt now.
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October 31st 2016
Repairing old broken concrete can be very expensive if you want to return it to “as new” and replace the concrete with just more concrete. If it’s too far gone then it will have to be completely dug out and new concrete laid – you have to start over. However, a simpler and easier fix is to overlay the existing concrete with asphalt. Providing the asphalt has something to stick to, the result is often better than the original.
Anyone who manages public areas has a responsibility to keep both vehicles and pedestrians safe. Failing to address even seemingly minor problems may turn quick inexpensive issues into big headaches that will cost you thousands. Worse still, if a vehicle is damaged or a pedestrian injured to due poor maintenance, the possible law suit may be more than you bargained for. Like any surface subject to regular use, problems may arise. This is true even with asphalt, particularly if there are trees nearby or if prolonged heavy rain causes minor cracks to widen.
Before your insurance company denies your claim due to poor maintenance, take action to ensure that asphalt hazards never arise in the first place. Talk to Budget Asphalt about our asphalt inspection service. We can identify areas that need addressing, potential problems or ways you can avoid issues before they occur.
October 4th 2016