Asphalt can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Here are a few examples:
- Parking: parking lots, parking structures and decks, etc.
- Transportation: roads, railways, airport runways, taxiways, etc.
- Recreation: playgrounds, bike paths, running tracks, sport courts, etc.
- Building construction: warehouse flooring, etc.
- Industrial: ports, work sites, etc.
In many instances, asphalt is the go-to choice because of its economical properties. It is often cheaper than other paving materials, but more importantly, asphalt’s unique properties allow it to be ready for use in a short period of time.
America’s roadways are a never-ending source of traffic and usage. When a new road or parking lot needs to be constructed or maintained and time is of the essence, asphalt is the material for the job.
Driveways and parking lots can be laid in 1-2 days, then ready for foot and vehicle traffic only one day later.
Concrete, while it has its own set of benefits, can be laid in 2-4 days and requires 5-7 days to cure during which the surface cannot be used.
It’s these advantages that make asphalt one of the most popular and cost effective options in modern day construction.