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Vegetation and asphalt hardstand surfaces

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.

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November 14, 2016

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

Can I put asphalt over concrete?

If you have trip hazards on concrete or uneven surfaces, Budget Asphalt can repair these areas quickly and affordably.

If rough concrete is wearing out forklift tyres or causing vehicle damage, we can smooth it over with asphalt overlays, asphalt patching or spot repairs.

Contact Budget Asphalt now.

Just received your yearly inspection for insurance renewal?

Are you managing public spaces? Asphalt hazards will surely be an issue during inspections for annual insurance reviews. Don’t risk insurance premiums rises due to asphalt that is in poor condition, when it is so easily fixed. Get repairs done now. It may save you both money and expensive lawsuits down the track.

Have issues with asphalt in driveways or carparks?

You can send the team at Budget Asphalt your insurance report with attached photos. We will help you out.

Contact Budget Asphalt now.

Making the most of the carpark

We recently completed this large 670sqm area, transforming an ugly unusable space into a perfect area for off street parking. First we levelled the area off and prepared a layer of road base. Then a surface overlay of new asphalt finished the area, turning it into a much more user friendly space for both vehicles and pedestrians alike. No more jagged edges and no more twisted ankles!  Contact Budget Asphalt for your next car park rennovation. 

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