Asphalt has been used as a building material, waterproofing agent and adhesive for at least 7,000 years, and it was even used in some ancient mummifications. The first known use of asphalt pavement occurred more than 2,600 years ago in Babylon, but although some European nations built asphalt roads during the 18th and 19th centuries, it was not until the 20th century that asphalt pavement became common in the United States. In the 21st century, asphalt is the most popular paving choice for everything from driveways to busy interstates. This had led some people to wonder why so many homeowners, businesses and government agencies choose asphalt pavement. Although it is true that asphalt pavement has the lowest environmental impact of the most common paving materials, most people choose asphalt because it is the most cost-effective paving material.
Why Asphalt Paving In Houston Is Cost-Effective – The Reasons
New Construction Costs Are Lower
You can save a significant amount of money when you have your paving project constructed with asphalt instead of concrete. Lower labor costs and reduced mobilization costs are the primary reasons that can save you as much as 35 percent — sometimes more — when you choose asphalt over concrete for new pavement construction.
Asphalt Pavement Is Less Expensive to Maintain
Many repairs to asphalt pavement can be completed in as little as one hour, so they naturally cost less. Concrete repairs can span multiple days, requiring the contractor to incur additional costs — which will be reflected in a higher bill — for transporting his equipment and employees to the customer’s site multiple times.
Asphalt Pavement Is Economical to Rejuvenate
When asphalt pavement has reached the end of its useful life, it is often possible to save it by applying an overlay. An overlay is an additional layer of asphalt that is applied over your existing pavement. The overlay will typically look and function just like new pavement, but you will save money because there is no need to tear out existing pavement before installing an overlay.
If You Want to Learn More, Contact LDC Paving
LDC Paving is a full-service parking lot pavement company serving Houston and surrounding areas. We provide exceptional services at competitive rates to industrial and commercial businesses, including shopping centers, municipalities, subdivisions, restaurants and apartment complexes. Our services in Houston include asphalt paving, asphalt overlays, sealcoating, pavement markings, asphalt repairs and the installation of speed bumps, traffic signs, car stops and bollards. Our crews are highly trained and experienced, and will show why asphalt paving in Houston is cost-efffective. If you would like to receive a free quote, you can either submit the online form or call (832) 640-7296.
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