As a commercial property owner, you have most likely had to budget for a parking lot installation, regular repairs and most importantly, preventative maintenance. However, other property assets such as sidewalks or pathways deserve similar attention and often these two items are installed using concrete or pavers. Asphalt may offer a more financially appealing solution being that there are similarities between a parking lot installation and sidewalk installation, including the installation itself, safety, and how user friendly it is to your customers.
Your first consideration when planning your pathway should be asphalt. The installation time is shorter than other hard surfaces and it is the best choice when considering safety and functionality. Here are some reasons why:
1. Environmental benefits to asphalt
It is prudent to take into consideration the environmental impacts of a new project, and the good news is that asphalt is 100% recyclable! Also, recycled asphalt is more durable and its lifespan is longer than other products. Asphalt is also less susceptible to water damage than concrete. One thing to remember – using environmentally friendly products does not mean you are sacrificing quality; asphalt pavement is just as durable as any other product.
2. A safe option
It is important as a property owner to make sure your area is safe for customers and individuals who will be on site. Asphalt is a smoother, more forgiving surface and will benefit you when pedestrians and other activities are taking place on your pathway. Runners, walkers, and bikers will all notice the difference and ease of use when it comes to an asphalt path.
3. Installation timeline benefits
Installing a pathway using asphalt can be completed in a shorter amount of time than what is required when using concrete or pavers. Your pathways will have a lifespan lasting between 15-30 years, and if maintained properly with repairs and regular maintenance, the lifespan can be even longer. The upkeep on asphalt is affordable and usually only needed every few years.
Galt Development’s primary expertise is in asphalt installation, repair and maintenance. Our team is experienced in providing asphalt to new construction projects, as well as performing maintenance on existing commercial and residential properties. Our focus is on providing a quality product delivered with optimal efficiency. The streamlined process we employ involves our trucks bringing the asphalt to the site, placing the asphalt into the paver, laying down the mat and quickly rolling it. This process allows the pavement to reach full compaction with a smooth finish before the product hardens.