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4 reasons why our civil contractors recommend asphalt paving to businesses

11 Aug 2021

At Civil and Scape, our civil contractors have had experience at several businesses across a number of industries. This experience has given them deep insight and unique knowledge into what services and materials are best suited for different types of businesses. We know that, sometimes, our clients are in the dark about what is most effective for their business. For this reason, we advise them on what is best depending on their industry and the physicality of their business. 

One of the most important and most popular requests from clients is to provide paving services for their business. We often get these enquiries from clients with large physical premises as they have enough room to require paving. Paving is when a material is used to add another layer onto the surface of a road. 

The material for paving varies and can include concrete and asphalt – both of which we offer. However, your material of choice should be done carefully. Materials have different characteristics and specific uses; choosing the wrong material can hurt your investment. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of asphalt and when it is best used.

What type of material is asphalt?

Asphalt is a sticky, black, highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It is obtained either as a residue from the distillation of petroleum or from natural deposits and consists of compounds of hydrogen and carbon with minor proportions of nitrogen, sulphur, and oxygen. 

Asphalt is known to be:

  • Stable 
  • Durable 
  • Flexible
  • Fatigue-resistant
  • Skid-resistant
  • Impermeable 
  • Workable 

4 reasons why our civil contractors recommend asphalt paving

Extremely resistant, durable and safe

The #1 priority for most businesses is to invest in a material that is safe and long-lasting. Asphalt is one of the most resistant, durable and secure materials to pave your road, parking lot or access path with. 

Asphalt offers high skid resistance and provides high contrast in colour between asphalt pavement and road markers (if you were to add road markers), improving visibility for your business’s drivers or visitors to your premises. Asphalt does not deteriorate in the face of heavy rains or high temperatures and reduces glare (which can impair drivers) because of the asphalt road’s dark colour.

Asphalt roads are also much smoother and do not deteriorate under a lot of pressure which doesn’t just make them safe for business, but is particularly suited to construction companies that frequently have heavy trucks going in and out of their premises.

Cost-effective to build and maintain

Smooth roads save money because fewer holes and uneven surfaces mean that a business’ vehicles won’t be damaged as easily. Therefore, it can be surmised that asphalt roads reduce the maintenance costs of roads as well as the operating costs of vehicles.

As asphalt roads are incredibly durable and resistant, they require only periodic maintenance, reducing the overhead costs of your business. Asphalt roads can also be built very quickly and cost-effectively. As both the maintenance and construction of asphalt roads are cost-effective, this material can be considered economical in both the long and short term.

Requires very little disruption time

With any type of construction, a major concern for businesses is the time it takes for the construction process to be complete. In many cases, construction can reduce productivity which ultimately, decreases the money coming into the business. 

With the paving of a road, businesses may expect that access to and from the physical building will impede visitors, customers and even employees, however, it is not the case with asphalt paving. Asphalt can be laid very quickly. Depending on the size of your project, it can be done in one day or even overnight. 

Provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance to a number of businesses

Asphalt is one of the most attractive materials that can be used for a business. Its durability means that it doesn’t wear easily and will maintain its flawless appearance for a long period of time. Asphalt itself is a beautiful material. It is jet black and gives any access path, parking lot or road a professional appearance.

At Civil and Scape, our contractors will be more than happy to discuss which material is best for paving your business. We understand that it requires a lot of careful thought and planning which is why we offer guidance upon your first meeting with us.

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