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American Asphalt Las Vegas

Feb 8

Asphalt paving is the most durable and resilient paving material in America, covering 94% of all roads. Asphalt is everywhere!

Asphalt is an excellent choice for driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, and highways.

Here are seven great reasons to use asphalt in your next paving job.

1. ASPHALT PAVING IS SAFER TO DRIVE ON THAN OTHER MATERIALS

Asphalt paving is water-managing, which means that it is skid-resistant.

An excessive amount of surface water is the main cause of many traffic accidents and deaths in the US each year. Open-graded asphalt lets rainwater drain through the pavement's surface. This helps reduce the number of water vehicles needed to drive on the roads.

Asphalt's dark color also has many benefits. It offers high contrast with road markings' colors (just like concrete's lackluster color contrast with yellow and white paint markings). This improves visibility and reduces accidents by allowing drivers to see more clearly in adverse weather conditions.

A darker asphalt color not only makes it easier to see road markings but also reduces glare, making driving more enjoyable and less stressful for drivers.

Asphalt's color causes snow and ice to melt quicker (black absorbs heat much faster than other colors), which means that less snow shoveling is required.

2. ASPHALT PAVING IS 100% RECYCLABLE

American Asphalt Las Vegas is America's most widely recycled material.

Each year, the asphalt industry recycles or reuses approximately 100 million tons of asphalt.

Recycling asphalt is not only better for the environment because it is a sustainable product but also makes roads stronger and lasts longer. Recycled asphalt is more durable than other products on the market, which means roads made with it will last longer.

3. ASPHALT LASTS FOR A LONG TIME


Professional contractors should install asphalt for a lifespan of 15-25 years. It is flexible and can withstand heavy machinery and cars. This asphalt's durability is due to its flexibility.

Asphalt can withstand both extreme winter conditions and the heat of summer.

Asphalt will last a lifetime if it is properly maintained. We are happy to look at your asphalt if you require it to be maintained by an asphalt contractor.


4. ASPHALT IS QUICK AND CHEAP TO INSTALL & EFFECTIVE.

Asphalt is usually cheaper than other types of paving materials, particularly concrete.

 

It's easy to install because of its composition. You can drive on the asphalt within days.


5. ASPHALT PAVING HAS A LOT OF WATER DRAINAGE


This is not only safer driving conditions that we have discussed, but also other benefits.

Asphalt's water drainage abilities help to redirect water to grassy areas or other suitable locations where it can be managed/drained more easily. This prevents water from building up underneath asphalt. Heaves can then form and require a call to maintenance to fix the problem.


6. ASPHALT LESSENS NOISE POLLUTION

Noise pollution can be caused by heavy traffic. Traffic noise can be caused both by heavy trucks and the volume of traffic.

Asphalt paving is an excellent choice to reduce traffic noise and absorb sound.

Rubberized asphalt can be even more effective in reducing noise levels. This asphalt is made from recycled tires. It can reduce noise levels on busy roads even more.

This is equivalent to reducing traffic by 50%.

7. ASPHALT'S SMOOTHNESS MAKES IT A GREAT RIDE


Asphalt paving is last but not least a smooth surface that you can drive on or walk on.

Asphalt's smoothness makes it an environmentally friendly option. Studies show that smooth paving can reduce fuel consumption. Smoother surfaces can save vehicles up to 4.5% on fuel consumption. Cars that use less fuel emit fewer greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.

Asphalt is a smooth material that can be paved once it has been smoothed. It will remain smooth for as long as it is well maintained.

 

The Paving Crew, LV provides high-quality, high-quality asphalt repair and paving services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial clients. Get in touch if you need help paving your asphalt driveway.

 

The Paving Crew LV

Las Vegas

(725) 433 6641