More than 2.2 million miles of paved roads exist in the United States; over 94 percent are surfaced with asphalt. Asphalt pavements are America’s choice, and asphalt isn’t only popular in the states. Over 90% of Canadian roads are asphalt, and more than 96% of Mexico’s. The figures for every continent in the world are similar. But the one statement that rings true is that asphalt is the most popular, sustainable, and versatile road paving solution on planet Earth.
Asphalt Paving Solutions by Cooper And Sons
At Cooper And Sons Paving in South Amboy, NJ, we serve clients with professional asphalt paving services for a wide range of applications.
What Is The Best Time of Year For Asphalt Paving?
The best time to pave asphalt is spring and summer, and the best temperature for paving is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Laying asphalt at low temperatures is possible, but adhering to the spring and summer schedule provides the best results. Fun fact! Did you know that the word asphalt comes from the Greek “asphaltos,” meaning “secure?” It’s pretty ironic provided that asphalt provides our daily lives with immense security.
Why Choose Asphalt For Your Road, Parking Lot, Or Driveway?
There are many reasons why asphalt pavement has become the preferred choice of road pavement material. Roads are usually constructed in layers, with each layer playing a part in delivering the best infrastructure possible. Using asphalt on our streets can and has significantly improved the ride quality and fuel consumption of vehicles. Asphalt’s safety feature is related to its smooth-like finish; it offers drivers skid resistance and reduces splash back while providing a better visual distinction between road markings. Also, asphalt helps keep roads free from ice and snow, so when that cold weather hits, you’ll be happy you moved on from that gravel driveway.
What About Asphalt Repair?
Asphalt pavements are a perpetual investment and can last forever when appropriately designed. We would be remiss, though, if we didn’t say that routine maintenance is essential for anything used regularly– roads are no exception. Choosing asphalt allows a repair service to do maintenance quickly with minimal traffic disruption.
Where Does Asphalt Come From?
While asphalt can still be found in its natural state, asphalt is typically processed from petroleum. Oil wells supply petroleum to oil refineries, where it is separated into various factions, one of which – from the heaviest part of petroleum – is asphalt.
No Matter The Job, We Guarantee Expert Service
Whether it’s installation, repair, or replacement, Cooper and Sons provides competitive pricing and professionalism with each job because we believe quality comes first. We offer impeccable expert insight into the construction of:
Asphalt Driveways provide lower maintenance costs than concrete, and most asphalt driveways are suitable for close to thirty years! An Asphalt driveway also directly increases the value of your home, and in some cases, people have seen their home’s value increase by 5-10% upon adding an asphalt driveway.
Sidewalks & Walkways
The benefits of having a concrete sidewalk or walkway vary. For example, concrete is the most durable material you can choose for a walkway–it’s low maintenance and customizable.
A beautifully paved asphalt parking lot can become your first impression on a customer or even a new employee. Maintaining your parking lot within a commercial property shows tenants you care about their success and business.
Going with asphalt pavement for your road can provide higher skid resistance and add color contrast between asphalt pavement and road markers. This small gesture provides drivers with better road visibility in any weather condition.
The choice for durable patios is concrete. Concrete patios are typically the least expensive to build and, in some circles, considered to be the most durable. However, concrete can be subject to cracking due to a cycle of freezing and thawing.
Ranging from Tennis Courts to Outdoor Basketball Courts, we offer asphalt paving solutions for most sporting activities.
When it comes to industrial complexes–heavy-duty asphalt mixes are utilized where severe loading conditions are. These include heavy wheel loads, many heavy load repetitions, slow-moving or static loads, and high tire contact pressures. The mixtures are meant to withstand high stress imposed by immense wheel loads.