7 Reasons Asphalt is the Superior Choice for Parking Lot Surfacing

by | Apr 25, 2018

Whether in a personal encounter or a business setting, first impressions matter. Make sure your company’s first impressions are positive and professional with a high-quality, smooth asphalt parking lot, laid by the expert team at Stripe A Lot.

The following are seven reasons why asphalt is a better choice than other paving options:

1. Fast Installation
Asphalt is laid down in half the time of concrete and will be ready for use more quickly than concrete. While concrete takes a week or more to set, asphalt can be ready for work in just two days (depending on the season and the size of the project).

2. Better in the Winter
In cold climates, concrete surfaces are often damaged by frost heaves, quickly broken down by freeze-thaw cycling, and corroded by road salt. Asphalt, on the other hand, is flexible, so it isn’t affected as severely by the cold and does not deteriorate due to road salt corrosion.

3. Green
Asphalt is routinely recycled and reconstituted, which limits the amount of new raw material needed for construction, keeps old materials out of the dump, and makes asphalt the greenest and most environmentally friendly option available.

4. Safer
Good asphalt has better skid resistance and is smoother than other pavement, giving vehicle tires better traction in bad conditions. With Michigan weather in particular, open-graded asphalt’s ability to drain moisture also reduces the amount of ice buildup and offers less risk for slip and fall injuries.

5. Noise Reducing
Due to the physical properties of the surface, asphalt effectively cushions and reduces the volume of passing traffic by half—a big difference if your office has heavy back and forth activity during the day.

6. Longevity
When asphalt is properly monitored and all maintenance is handled proactively, it has a total lifespan of 20 years or more. And if the surface does need to be repaved at one point or another the lower layers are usually kept in place, reducing the cost of the resurfacing process.

7. Increased Property Value
Good asphalt has a nice dark color and clean visual impression. Those features contribute to an improved perception of your business and a higher total property value thanks to the curb appeal and lower cost-to-own.

If you’re in West Michigan and you need parking lot, driveway, or other pavement services, call Stripe A Lot today.  A full service paving company with strong local ties here in Holland, we have the tools, equipment, and expertise you need to make sure that your paving job is started and finished right. Call today for a free estimate!

Asphalt that looks great and lasts longer.

Faded and cracked asphalt creates a bad impression. And knowing the best way to fix it can be confusing.

Stripe A Lot knows how to get your asphalt to look great and last longer.

Asphalt that looks great and lasts longer.

Faded and cracked asphalt creates a bad impression. And knowing the best way to fix it can be confusing. Stripe A Lot knows how to get your asphalt to look great and last longer.

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Faded and cracked asphalt creates a bad impression. And knowing the best way to fix it can be confusing. Stripe A Lot knows how to get your asphalt to look great and last longer.

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10728 Paw Paw Dr, Holland, MI 49424
(616) 772-2559

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