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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.

alex hills resurfacing

August 8, 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

What can I do to prevent asphalt breaking down?

Preventative maintenance is key to keeping your asphalt in tip-top condition. For commercial areas, it is a good idea to budget for crack filling at least once a year. Usually, a few hundred dollars spent inspecting and repairing small problems will save you thousands down the track when and if complete resurfacing is required.

asphalt overlays

May 23 2017

Increasing car parking areas

More cars on the roads means more parking problems for unit complexes / shopping centres / residential houses / commercial property etc. However, there are some solutions - and we can help! We can visit your site and design a plan to increase car spaces, taking into account the confines of the asphalt areas you have available. Or we can re-design your area to produce more car spaces.

There are many advantages to optimising your asphalted parking spaces. It can increase turnover for your business or make a site more accomodating for tenants, just to name a few.

At Budget Asphalt, we have the solutions. Call now to book an appraisal.

reclaim car park after

May 9 2017