For generations asphalt has been used as an effective material for paving roads, parking lots, driveways, and more. Despite asphalt’s success, there are still many misconceptions surrounding the material that prevent people from investing in it – until now. It’s time to debunk the top 3 asphalt myths and restore asphalts reputation so you can begin reaping the benefits of it!
Asphalt Production Leaves A Large Carbon Footprint
Today’s consumers are doing everything they can to reduce their environmental impact – and they are doing so through the products they decide to invest in. Production of asphalt has stayed with the trend, investing millions of dollars to modernize plants and reduce asphalt’s fossil fuel emissions. In fact, asphalt production causes less harm to the environment than that of concrete! On top of this, most asphalt pavement is recycled which significantly reduces landfill space.
Paving With Asphalt Is Pricey
Are you one of the people who believe concrete is less expensive than asphalt? Think again. Asphalt is actually far more cost-effective, especially in the long term. Consider the lesser installation costs, simpler (and cheaper) routine maintenance, and simple repairs. One of asphalts biggest strengths – its durability – is also what reduces its future cost.
Asphalt Has A Short Lifespan
Technological advancements, updated installation techniques, and better maintenance methods have all led to one thing: a longer lifespan for your asphalt driveway. Most asphalt driveways will last 25 to 30 years.
Asphalt Can’t Withstand The Heat Or The Cold
When you live in a seasonal climate such as Canada, you want materials that can withstand all the extremes. From chilly winters to warm summers. Believe it or not, asphalt is perfect for these seasonal changes. It doesn’t react to snow melt chemicals, warms quicker under the sun to help melt snow and ice, and can flex through hot and cold snaps instead of breaking like rigid concrete slabs.
How else can you continue to debunk the myths associated with asphalt? A quality installation job. And what is the key to a successful asphalt installation? Practice, the proper materials, and heavy equipment. The team at Epic Paving is here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact us today at 416-701-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.