Asphalt is a material that is used for paving roads, parking lots, and other outdoor surfaces. It is made of asphalt cement and aggregate, which can be either gravel or sand. Asphalt is a durable material that can last for many years with proper maintenance. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of asphalt, how it’s made, and why routine maintenance is important!
What is Asphalt?
Asphalt is made from a sticky, black substance called bitumen. This is mixed with sand and gravel to create the asphalt mix that is used for paving roads, driveways and other surfaces. The type and amount of mixture used will determine the asphalt’s grade or classification. There are four types of asphalt: low-temperature asphalt, medium-temperature asphalt, high-temperature asphalt and hot-mix asphalt.
What are the Benefits of Asphalt?
There are many benefits to using asphalt for your driveway or another outdoor surface. Some of these benefits include:
- Durability – asphalt can last for many years with proper maintenance
- Resistant to weathering and fading – asphalt will not fade in the sun or become brittle in cold weather
- Easy to repair – if there is a hole or crack in your asphalt, it can be easily repaired
- Low cost – asphalt is one of the most affordable materials available for paving roads or parking lots
Why Is Routine Maintenance Important?
It is important to perform routine maintenance on your asphalt surface to ensure that it stays in good condition. This includes sealing your asphalt every few years and performing regular asphalt repairs. Sealing your asphalt will help to protect it from weathering and fading, while asphalt repairs will fix any holes or cracks that may occur. By performing routine maintenance, you can ensure that your asphalt surface lasts for many years!
Baughman Magic Seal is here to deal with all of your asphalt repairs and preventative maintenance projects. If you have any questions about asphalt or would like more information on how to maintain your surface, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (716) 836 – 8880.