Is your driveway or commercial lot not looking so hot these days? If so, you might be thinking of contacting a paving contractor to help you resolve the situation. While there are a number of materials you can use for a driveway or lot, there are number of benefits to sticking with asphalt, particularly in the wintertime. Here's why asphalt paving is the way to go this winter.
Asphalt Stands Up Better to Mother Nature
One of the main reasons asphalt has remained as popular as it is for paving driveways and lots is because of how durable it is, regardless of the weather conditions outside. Asphalt is capable of remaining in solid shape, regardless of how cold it gets outside, at least as long as it is properly paved. If you live a particularly frigid area of the country, getting your asphalt re-paved early in the winter will allow you to not have to worry about it again for at least the rest of the season if not another year.
Installation Is Quick and That Could Be Important During the Winter
If you live in an area of the country that gets a lot of snow storms, you might not have enough time to put down new concrete or bricks. But asphalt can settle faster than both of those types of materials. It's possible to find a small window of time when the weather will be clear, put the asphalt down, and have it ready to be used again by you or the public before the next blizzard rolls into town. Call an asphalt paving company on a Friday and your driveway or lot will be ready to be used again by Sunday.
Asphalt Is Safer
Asphalt material is generally smooth, and this makes it easier for vehicles to get a grip as they drive across your commercial lot. Most asphalt today is also capable of draining water easily either off to the side or through the asphalt itself. This means that there could be less ice on the lot or driveway this winter, because whenever the snow melts, the resulting water won't linger on the surface, just waiting to turn into ice. This will keep your driveway or lot from becoming a safety hazard for people when they step out of their vehicle.
Contact asphalt paving companies like Mariotti Site Development Co Inc. this winter to get your lot or driveway restored