Why Asphalt Sidewalks and Paths Make Sense

Why Asphalt Sidewalks and Paths Make Sense

The superiority of asphalt over other paving materials has become increasingly evident over the many decades that asphalt companies have been using the material to construct streets, highways and parking lots. However, asphalt has become increasingly common for paths and sidewalks. When an experienced paving contractor handles the construction, an asphalt side path or trail can deliver many years of low-maintenance service. With a preventive maintenance program that includes periodic applications of sealcoating and timely repairs, asphalt walkways and paths can remain aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound for many years.

Why Asphalt Sidewalks and Paths Make Sense | Is Asphalt Pavement Expensive to Install?

Asphalt pavement is less expensive to install than most other paving materials. Compared to concrete, for example, an asphalt company can typically install a square foot of asphalt pavement material for much less than a square foot of concrete. Asphalt pavement is easier and faster to install than concrete, so you will be able to use your new pavement much sooner.

How Durable Is Asphalt Pavement?

Asphalt is a durable, flexible material that is ideal for all types of pavement. Many homeowners have found asphalt driveway paving can last several decades with adequate maintenance. In recent years, an increasing number of municipalities are choosing durable, attractive asphalt pavement for sidewalks, bike trails and jogging tracks. Colleges, high schools, and universities are opting for asphalt when they need to build a durable sports court or side path. Asphalt pavement has the resiliency to endure a wide range of weather conditions, including seasonal temperature fluctuations. However, the quality of the maintenance that your pavement receives will affect the pavement’s longevity.

Is Asphalt Maintenance Difficult Or Expensive?

Asphalt pavement requires periodic maintenance to keep it at its best, but a reputable paving company can maintain and repair your pavement easily, quickly and economically. Under normal conditions, most asphalt companies recommend that you assign a high priority to the repair of cracks, the removal of automotive fluids and the application of fresh sealcoating. When it is necessary to repair or maintain your asphalt pavement, you will find that you will typically be able to reopen the area in a matter of hours; a concrete repair may result in a closure of several days.

Is Asphalt Pavement Safe for the Environment?

Asphalt is an environmentally friendly material. It does not leach toxins into the groundwater or soil, so many municipalities line their reservoirs with asphalt. You can also find asphalt liners in fish hatcheries and landfills. Asphalt pavement is completely recyclable, making it even more eco-friendly.

Where Can I Find a Dependable Asphalt Contractor?

Dirtworks is a respected paving contractor servicing Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. We specialize in driveway paving, commercial paving, and municipal paving.  We have more than two decades of industry experience and are known for providing quality work at competitive rates. Our services include asphalt paving and repairs, excavations, site work, sealcoating, dirt road repairs, parking lot striping and asphalt milling. Our client base includes retailers, apartment complexes, healthcare facilities, religious institutions, educational facilities, office parks, hotels, and restaurants. You can request a free quote by calling 508-240-5541 or submitting our online form.

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