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Resurfacing the entry at Alex Hills

We recently completed asphalt resurfacing works at the main entry of the Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre, making it safer for pedestrians and easier to manoeuvre shopping trolleys.

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August 8, 2017

Does asphalt come in any other colour than black?

All asphalt is black. Depending on what aggregate is used in the mix, over time it will naturally fade to grey. However, if you want an area to look beautiful for longer, then asphalt is the better choice as, unlike concrete, dirt and grime build up is less apparent. It will never need scrubbing or pressure washing. Like any surface, an occasional overlay every few years is all that should be needed.


July 31 2017

11 reasons why is asphalt better than other hard surface mixes

  1. Asphalt is non-slippery, so it’s safer than most other surfaces.
  2. Laying asphalt is fast, and you can usually walk or drive on it in just a few hours after laying.
  3. Asphalt costs less to construct and is almost half the cost of concrete.
  4. Maintaining asphalt surfaces is cheaper than other alternatives.
  5. Asphalt is porous, it allows for better drainage, and this means fewer problems when compared to alternatives.
  6. Asphalt is a finished product, so it does not need sealing.
  7. Asphalt produces a smoother, safer surface.
  8. Asphalt surfaces generate less traffic noise.
  9. White line marking on a black asphalt surface lasts longer and is more easily identifiable which makes things like parking areas more defined.
  10. Asphalt construction can be completed more quickly than alternatives meaning less downtime.
  11. Asphalt is fully recyclable.

July 13 2017

What is asphalt?

Asphalt, Bitumen, Blacktop and Tarmac are just some of the terms used to describe asphalt. They are basically all the same and comprised of aggregate stone or road base, mixed with sand or gravel. A refined oil binder is added to the mix which is then heated causing it to become both pour-able and spreadable.

June 30 2017

Do I need to replace all of the broken asphalt?

The short answer is usually no. The beautiful thing about asphalt is that it lends itself easy repairs. As with any hard surface, with age and use some deterioration during the life-cycle is to be expected. Providing it was laid correctly in the first place, asphalt repairs typically mean tending to cracks as they occur and properly filling potholes when they appear. Unlike concrete, this can usually be done without digging up the whole area and then having to deal with large blocks of concrete that make their way into landfill. Of course, an occasional resurface will also help to keep your asphalt areas looking beautiful as well.


June 12 2017