Asphalt is a dependable and eco-friendly option for your paving needs. When you’re looking to repave a driveway, expand the backyard, or renovate a new property, there’s a good deal of preparation that goes into setting pavement effectively. Here are some of the eco-friendly characteristics of asphalt.
Emissions from pouring
The emissions from mixing asphalt are considerably lower than concrete. This improves their overall footprint on the ecosystem, while also remaining durable for a considerable amount of time.
Lifespan and recycling
Asphalt can last up to 30 years with the right maintenance. Once it does come time to replace it, around 80% of asphalt can be recycled for future use. This number is significantly higher than concrete, making it a more eco-friendly option in the long run.
Expect your asphalt to last upwards of thirty years when tended to effectively. Again, this will weigh heavily on the responsibility of the owner, so consider this when setting your expectations. How often are you willing to take care of your pavement needs? What will go into that process?
If you are unsure of how to proceed with what you currently have, give us a call today to learn more. We can set some realistic expectations for you on how to proceed with the pavement layout you have today, as well as what you can do to improve. Take a look at our previous work and some of the services we offer in our gallery, as well as our service page. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!