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
July 13 2017
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
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