This time on the Sunrise Asphalt blog we’re going to answer some more asphalt questions we see frequently pop up. Buckle up and read on and get all of your questions answered! It’s that simple!
How Much Does Asphalt Cost
Asphalt costs vary based on a lot of different factors. While the material might be a certain amount, the distance to the job site and the needed crew might make the paving that much more. When you’re paying for asphalt you’re paying for more than just the ‘by the foot’ price.
Cost To Repave Driveway
Again, when it comes to costs there are just so many different variables to take into consideration. When it comes to ‘repaving’ a driveway, you also have to account for the labor needed to remove the old asphalt, repair the foundation and subsurfaces, and then pave the new asphalt – all of this means we can’t just list a price like a catalog.
When Was Asphalt Invented
Oh ok that’s an easy one! Asphalt (as we know it) was first invented and used in roads in America in 1870! We’re celebrating over 150 years of asphalt excellence paving America! While it was used in other, more elemental forms before 1870 – the mix of asphalt and aggregate that we see on our streets really took off then in the 1870s when Belgian chemist Edmund J. DeSmedt laid the first true asphalt pavement in the U.S. in Newark, N.J.
Which Is Cheaper Concrete Or Asphalt Driveway
In the unending debate of concrete vs asphalt there is a lot to understand. One of those most important factors for most people is the cost. Which is the cheaper option, that’s the one they’ll go for. Asphalt is cheaper to install. It’ll last for plenty of years (15-20) with proper care and it’s easy to repair when needed.
Asphalt is a more cost-effective solution, and not just because of the fuel economy! Smoother roads will reduce the wear and tear on vehicles, decreasing the costs of repairs over their lifespan. Asphalt roads can also be installed faster than other pavements, making for a more cost effective construction if you’re worried about the time lost for using.
How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Driveway
Replacing a driveway entirely? We just can’t give you an estimate here. Once again, too many different factors go into this to give any sort of reasonable estimate. We could look at average driveway lengths, average environments and amount of asphalt required, etc. but all that would give is an average number – not a correct one.
What Causes Potholes
Potholes are caused by moisture – but there’s more to it than that! And in fact, as we approach the winter it might be time to dive deeper into this topic! Come back next time to the Sunrise Asphalt blog and we’ll lay out everything you need to know about what causes potholes.
We’ll leave off here for now. Hopefully this has answered any lingering questions you might be having about asphalt, repairs, and paving jobs. Remember, when it comes to cost of work, one size does not fit all and you need to get an experienced asphalt tech to give you a real estimate. Sunrise Asphalt we provide those for free.