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Asphalt stands the test of time

While asphalt has been used for hundreds of years in things as wide-ranging as roofing, house construction and boat-building, its use in road building has only been around since the 19th century. More so, it was the invention of the car in the early 1900s that saw asphalt laid over "blue metal" or crushed rock take off as the best form of surfacing for the new fan dangled machines!
August 3rd 2016

Using the sinking fund to sort your common areas

Body corporate managers would be well advised to budget in their sinking funds for repairs to asphalted common areas to ensure that potential trip hazards don't lead to expensive law suits down the track. With personal accident injury claims on the rise, a little money spent now on repairs may avoid expensive and detrimental insurance claims later. Also, keeping your asphalt areas well maintained may help the property's value keep track, to the benefit of all the body corporate members.
July 20th 2016

Laying asphalt directly over old concrete

It is possible to overlay a concrete area with asphalt. First we put down a good tack coat to provide the necessary surface for the asphalt to adhere to, then lay the asphalt right over the top. For sloping areas we may need to score the concrete first.
July 6th 2016

Traffic on new asphalt

Depending on the thickness of the asphalt, it is often able to withstand traffic almost immediately after laying. While we do recommend leaving the area free of traffic overnight if possible, unlike concrete, asphalt surfaces are almost ready to go once our workmen leave.
June 22nd 2016

Emergency asphalt work

Sometimes events such as heavy rain, spills and accidents may give rise to emergency repairs being required to make safe an asphalt area. Forget the ugly and expensive barriers and warning signs - get the job done fast! Budget Asphalt offer a same day service for asphalt repairs all over Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Give Budget Asphalt a call and we will do our best to re-instate your asphalt the same day.
June 8th 2016