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Asphalt Paving: Installation Process and Benefits

Asphalt Paving: Installation Process and Benefits


Asphalt is among the most commonly used materials in the paving of driveable and walkable surfaces such as roads, driveways, parking lots, and pathways. The way asphalt is made and the installation process used to lay it down confer a number of benefits to asphalt surfaces. At All-Star Paving Ltd., we provide both residential and commercial asphalt paving in Calgary. Here's a brief overview of this top-quality paving material.

How is Asphalt Installed?


In order to install asphalt, the desired location must first be prepared to allow for proper water drainage. Then, the first layer of any asphalt surface is an aggregate sub base which will act as both a supportive base and a frost barrier. A secondary supportive binder layer consisting of a mixture of aggregate and oil is then applied over the sub base. Finally, a top layer of jet-black new asphalt consisting of a mixture of aggregate, oil, and sand is installed and smoothed down over the top.


Asphalt Vs. Concrete: Which is the Better Option?


When compared to concrete and other types of common paving materials, asphalt has numerous advantages. One of the main benefits of asphalt is how versatile and adaptable it is. It can be installed on surfaces of just about any size, from thin, snaking paths to wide, sprawling lots.


The asphalt mixture can be amended to make it suitable for a wide variety of different temperatures and weather conditions, allowing it to stand up well to Calgary's freezing winters and hot summers. Additionally, durable asphalt surfaces are capable of withstanding years of heavy vehicle traffic without cracking or flaking. It can also stand up well to heavy downpours and melting snow.


When considering asphalt vs. concrete and other types of paving materials, asphalt also comes out on top in terms of cost. It can be as much as 40% less expensive to install an asphalt surface than a concrete one. Asphalt is also much less expensive to repair.

If you own a commercial property, then another way that choosing asphalt paving in Calgary can save you money is with its quicker installation speed. As asphalt takes significantly less time than concrete to cure, your property will be back up and running like normal in no time.


Because of how durable and attractive the final product is, asphalt paving also has the potential to increase your property value. A home or commercial property with a new, smooth driveway or parking lot will look much more appealing to potential buyers.


Residential and Commercial Asphalt Paving in Calgary


As you can see, asphalt is a cost-effective, versatile, and durable option for just about any paving project in Calgary. Whether you need paving for your home or your commercial property, the asphalt paving contractors at All-Star Paving Ltd. can have the job done quickly and with an eye to quality. We also provide patching and repair for existing asphalt surfaces.


If you're interested in finding out more about the benefits of asphalt or about our Calgary asphalt paving services, just contact All-Star Paving Ltd. today.

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