The Many Myths of Asphalt Driveways

Here at Hamilton Paving we know the ins and outs of a range of different paving and driveway materials which is why we often find it easier to recognise which material is suitable for a client. When it comes to making the decision yourself however it can be off putting to be told that you have dozens of types to choose from. In order to make the decision easier we’ve decided to bust some of the most common myths you may hear about asphalt driveways…

Myth: Asphalt is not a very durable material choice

In actual fact the lifespan of asphalt depends upon several factors including how it was installed, the maintenance that it is given and the way that it is used. Statistics have shown that a correctly maintained asphalt driveway can last at least 25 years which is pretty impressive for a material that isn’t supposed to be very durable.

Myth: It is expensive to lay

For some unknown reason the idea that asphalt isn’t a cost-effective material has plagued the internet for years, often putting off those researching it off purchasing. When you are deciding on a cost-effective material it is important to take into consideration the price of other materials. For example, concrete is prone of cracking and can be costly to fix so in comparison asphalt is a much bank friendly material choice.

Myth: The carbon footprint is high

A processing plant that specialises in asphalt actually has one of the lowest carbon footprints around and less energy is needed in order run them and create the material. Plus, asphalt is an extremely recyclable material which makes it the best environmentally friendly option.

Did you know that asphalt has been used quite a lot in Europe since the 18th century and can even be dated back further. In fact, asphalt remains are one of the most durable and cost-effective materials that you can possibly use in order to create a fully functioning driveway. To find out more information, get in contact with the best driveways in Buckinghamshire and speak to a member of the Hamilton Paving’s team today!

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