What Asphalt is Right For You?

Asphalt | Ajax Paving | FL & MI - pexels-steve-johnson-858076If you want to make sure that you are choosing the right asphalt for your project, then you have come to the right place. Our team is here to help you find the right option for you. Take a look below to learn more about the six types of asphalt available.

Porous Asphalt

This type of asphalt allows water to pass through, into the stone bedding below. It can then move through the soil and eventually drain. This type of asphalt is especially useful for homeowners who are interested in stormwater management. It has been used since the 1970s, but it has grown significantly in popularity lately, due to the fact that it’s sustainable and cost-effective.

Quiet Asphalt

Roads that are paved using this type of asphalt tend to have a 50% reduction in traffic noise. Pavements and roads that utilize this type of asphalt deplete sound energy when contact is made. The asphalt is able to absorb vibrations, so it is especially suited to residential areas where noise pollution is a concern.

Perpetual Asphalt

Perpetual asphalt uses multiple layers to provide a result that is long-lasting, smooth, and most of all, safe. The base is very strong, and it is also flexible, so it can prevent cracks while also being resilient to wear and tear. The middle layer is permanent, and the top provides a smooth driving surface suited to heavy traffic. The layer will last for a number of years but should be redone periodically.

Warm-Mix Asphalt

Warm-mix asphalt is made at a low temperature. It’s around 100 degrees cooler when compared to hot-mix asphalt, which is listed below. The low temperature helps to reduce fuel consumption as well as impacting greenhouse gasses. This type of asphalt is very durable as it allows the paving to be compacted more when laid.

Hot-Mix Asphalt

This type of asphalt is ideal for driveways. It’s strong, sturdy and very easy to repair. It is also low maintenance, with a finished appearance that helps to complement any home. This type of asphalt is very popular for homeowners who want a long-lasting solution.

Thinlays Asphalt

Thinlays asphalt is thinner layers of asphalt that are positioned over an existing pavement to preserve the structure. It helps to cover any minor imperfections and it also helps to reduce noise levels while ensuring a smooth ride. With this type of asphalt, you will have an extended pavement life, improvement in strength and an eco-friendly alternative in terms of reuse and recycling.

Trust in Ajax For Your Paving Needs

Here at Ajax, we pride ourselves on making sure that we offer a lot of different options for those who want to invest in asphalt paving. We are able to provide you with asphalt for your parking lot, or we can simply help you to add a thin layer to your driveway to ensure that it lasts for years to come. With so many options, our team can also advise you on which type of asphalt is best for your needs, so you can feel fully confident knowing that you are in good hands.