Asphalt Concrete is also known as blacktop, or asphalt pavement in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Spokane and the Northwestern United States.
If you are from Europe you may have known it as Tarmac or Rolled Asphalt. It is a composite material used widely throughout the United States for driveways, parking lots, roads and even sports courts!
There are different types of asphalt.
A driveway and/or sports mix is smoother because it is made with a less coarse aggregate- while a commercial mix is made with larger aggregate and often has a greater asphalt paving thickness. This is why some surfaces are smooth and some are rough.
Which type of asphalt paving is best for you?
A smoother surface (sand and small gravel mix) results in less surface strength to guard against heavy traffic- and a rougher surface (larger gravel mix) creates a stronger protection against heavy traffic. It's nice for the kids to be able to ride their skateboard across the driveway or play a little one on one basketball- but it's also nice to have a good tough finish if it's for roads or store parking lots.
Factors that cause asphalt concrete to wear down over time
Factors that cause asphalt concrete to wear down over time mostly fall into one of three categories: construction quality, environmental considerations, and traffic loads. It really comes down to a combination of all three. Asphalt Pros USA is the best asphalt paving contractor for your residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, surfacing and supplies.
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We know safety and quality control during the construction process, when searching for the best asphalt contractor near you for home improvements, sport courts, commercial parking lots and roads is important- so we build safety best practices into every project. Every job, big or small, do it right or not at all is a mindset we have built into our company culture.