WHAT IS ASPHALT?
Asphalt is a medium made up of hot liquid bitumen, stones and sand. When the asphalt is heated, the bitumen melts and the asphalt softens into a sticky gravel like consistency. At this stage the asphalt can easily be spread, leveled and compacted into the desired shape. As the asphalt cools the bitumen solidifies, binding the mixture and leaving a hard surface.
Asphalt has the advantages of being a durable, flexible and impermeable surface. Asphalt also and also the ability to be paved with round corners, with slopes, on slopes and in any other shape you could want.
Asphalt has a similar life expectancy to concrete and is often cheaper.
Asphalt is durable and can last over 20 years. One quality that contributes to this is its ability to flex rather than crack when put under pressure.
Asphalt driveways have a smooth mat black finish. This look can complement many architectural styles, from modern to heritage, urban to country.