Asphalt Surfacing: A Smoother Ride
In addition to being safe, durable, quiet, and smooth, asphalt is the most versatile pavement that there is. Asphalt pavement structures can be designed to handle any size of load from single passenger vehicles to heavy trucks and operational equipment. Asphalt surfaces can be mixed and customised to reduce splash during rainstorms, to absorb noise, and to even help with the treatment of rainwater.
Asphalt Pavement or “Hot Mix”
Asphalt pavement is an aggregate mixture of sand and stones with liquefied asphalt cement. This is often a petroleum product. This mixture is created when various amounts of aggregate are heated up and then mixed together in parallel proportions with liquefied asphalt cement at a temperature of 150 degrees. The mixture is then delivered to your property while it is still hot and poured on top of a prepared subgrade or base. Quickly after being poured, the mixture cools and hardens. Once cool, the asphalt pavement is ready for driving use right away.
Hot Mix Asphalt Ultra-Thin
Hot mix asphalt ultra-thin, also known as HMA ultra-thin, is a simple and cost-effective way to maintain streets and roads. This hot mix asphalt treatment is specifically designed for a thin lift of two-centimetre pavement. HMA ultra-thin was designed to cover pavements that are structurally sound but may be showing signs of oxidation, minor surface disintegration, and aging. What you end up with is a strong, beautiful pavement that drastically improves the ride quality of drivers while reducing the appearance of traffic noise in the community.
Perpetual pavement combines the safety and smoothness provided by asphalt with an innovative, multi-layer pavement design. This type of pavement design, with routine maintenance, extends the life of roadways to more than half a century.
Rubblisation is an advanced construction technique that transforms deteriorated concrete roadways into a quiet, safe, durable, and smooth pavement. This reconstructed pavement is created from hot mix asphalt (HMA). Rubblisation is known for its minimisation of delays for motorists and construction during off-peak hours. This asphalt overlay is an extremely cost-effective method of asphalt rehabilitation.
Asphalt Lifecycle Costs
The initial construction of asphalt-type pavements is considerably more affordable than its complex and unfavourable counterparts. Asphalt consistently gives the driving community the smooth and quiet road that most have come to expect. Smoother pavements mean better gas mileage and savings on vehicle operating costs; it’s easy to see why asphalt surfacing in Norwich is the most popular type of road surfacing in Norwich.
In addition to its efficiency in implementation, asphalt pavement actually saves money on maintenance and construction in the long haul. When considering the lifecycle costs of road construction and maintenance using concrete, hot mix asphalt (HMA) comes in significantly lower and longer lasting. Whether you are developing a road, parking lot, airport, or any other type of potential asphalt pavements, it’s easy to see how asphalt brings the best value to the taxpayer’s pounds. Asphalt truly has the lowest lifecycle cost with the highest residual value of all roadway pavement options.