An Asphalt Driveway Can Be Your Winter Friend!Tuesday, November 3, 2020
When winter rolls around in the Midwest, you can almost always count on it being hard… and especially on pavements. The repeated freezing and thawing, along with the salt and other chemicals used for melting ice and snow in addition to plowing are a great mix to destroy pavement.
However, asphalt pavement holds up quite a bit better through these elements.
If you are looking for your driveway or parking lot to hold up during the winter months, you should consider a hot-mix asphalt pavement. This is an aggregate of stones, sand, and petroleum, which is engineered, heated and mixed in exact proportions to match the needs of the area being paved. It is poured very soon after mixing and while still hot. It cools very quickly after pouring so it can be used almost immediately.
Hot-mix asphalt has many benefits including it being:
- Strong and durable
- Engineered specifically to withstand freezing and thawing cycles
- Unaffected by salting and de-icing agents
- Designed to flex and give with pressure and ground settling instead of breaking or cracking
- Most cost-effective
- Requires minimal maintenance
Winter can be long and rough on the pavement but you will find hot-mix asphalt to hold up much better than others. Don’t let old man winter put a damper on your driveway or parking lot.
Contact the experts at Total Asphalt Paving, Inc. at 586-752-9060 today for any questions or issues you may have with your driveway. You can also reach out to us on our contact form.
Total Asphalt is recognized in the community as a respectable and trustworthy Michigan asphalt paving company. It is known for priding itself on work that is pleasing to its customers with competitive pricing of some of the best quality asphalt material in the market. Quality is a principle that Total Asphalt Paving has stuck by since its inception. With our highly trained staff, we guarantee the job not only gets done, but it gets done right. Call us for a competitive paving estimate today.
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