Chicago, IL – September 8, 2021 – Hometown asphalt paving company, Asphalt Chicago, recently revealed why homeowners and business owners should choose asphalt whenever they need something paved.
The first thing that comes to mind whenever people are thinking about residential paving is a residential driveway. Installing an asphalt driveway rather than a concrete driveway will save homeowners a lot of money. Asphalt costs around $2 to $4 per square foot depending on petroleum prices, while a plain ordinary concrete installation without any embellishments runs around $4 to $6 per square foot.
Both driveways will be long-lasting with proper maintenance, but the initial cost will be much less.
While price is definitely an advantage for asphalt, there are also other benefits of an asphalt driveway. Concrete doesn’t hold up as well during the harsh Chicago winters. Concrete can heave or crack when the temperatures are frigid.
Plus, Chicago winters require the use of salt to melt the ice. Using salt on concrete will leave pitting, staining and blotching on concrete. This won’t happen on asphalt.
Another advantage is that snow and ice melt more quickly when you install an asphalt driveway Chicago. The dark colored asphalt absorbs the radiant heat from the sun and warms up and melts the ice more quickly.
Business owners know the main advantage of an asphalt parking lot over a gravel parking lot: asphalt parking lots are much easier to clear after a typical Chicago snowstorm.
Business owners also are smar to discuss the way the asphalt is installed when they are researching asphalt companies in Chicago. In order for an asphalt parking lot to stand up to heavy use, the asphalt company must make sure to lay a proper foundation before they lay the asphalt.
Asphalt Chicago knows the ground must be graded so that rain water drains off the driveway. Then gravel must be laid and the gravel must be properly compacted before laying the asphalt.
Asphalt is Environmentally Friendly
Used asphalt can be ground up and reused over and over again. According to the National Asphalt Pavement Association, asphalt is the most recycled product in North America. At the present time, about 100 million tons of asphalt are recycled every year.
Asphalt Can Be Used Everywhere
Asphalt is a great paving material for all kinds of jobs. Many municipal parks use it to pave foot trails. Schools use asphalt to make basketball courts. Beef growers often use asphalt containment pens to keep their cattle out of the mud. Fish hatcheries use asphalt to line their retention ponds. Golf courses often use asphalt to pave the walkways between golf holes.
About Asphalt Chicago
Asphalt Chicago was founded over ten years ago to provide asphalt services to residents and businesses in the greater Chicagoland area. Their services include residential asphalt driveway installation and maintenance, asphalt driveway repair, parking lot paving and striping, commercial asphalt paving, and residential asphalt driveway paving.