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Your Guide To Choosing And Using The Right Asphalt For Your Driveway And The Roads To It

by Sheila Vasquez

If you own some land in a rural area and the dust and grit of your driveway is frustrating to live with, it is time to consider the use of asphalt for the problem areas. Therefore, you are likely to find the following details about two different types of asphalt currently available to be quite useful.

Cold Mix Asphalt For Your Driveway

If you use your driveway as most people do and it is not subjected to constant use by particularly heavy vehicles or similarly weighted pieces of machinery, cold mix asphalt could be the perfect choice for your needs. It does not need to be heated and it does not require expensive machines to apply it to the area. However, it is not the right choice if your driveway will be tasked with supporting heavy items as they move in and out or if the area will experience frequent use, as it simply cannot survive very long under those conditions.

Cold mix asphalt is considered by many to be the easiest to install. Doing so requires merely the placement of a lump amount of the substance during a day that is experiencing an average temperature for the area, followed by smoothing it into rows with the appropriate tools. Since its application is usually easy, it doesn't take long to complete and you should speak with your contractor to determine when your new driveway will be ready to use.  

Perpetual Pavement For The Road You Want To Improve Near Your Home

While driveways often have limited use, roads are prone to heavier and more extensive use. Since cold mix asphalt is not the best option for your roads unless you are positive that the roads will only and exclusively have the same use as your driveway, you should consider perpetual pavement for your needs.

Perpetual pavement features several layers that work together to provide the security of the road that you need. For example, its bottom layer provides the stabilization to the pavement that is necessary for its continued use. That support and its placement within the completed roadway also works to prevent cracks from penetrating that layer. The second layer adds further support and the top layer exists to provide a flat surface that supplies the necessary traction for vehicles to safely maneuver.           

In conclusion, asphalt is often an ideal and popular material to use to pave driveways and roads. However, there are different materials to choose from and each material is appropriate for specific needs of the area where it will be used. As a result, it is a good idea to be aware of the facts listed above when you are making plans for the necessary work. Contact a company like Lakeridge Paving Company to learn more.