After asphalt paving, many people have specific expectations and ideas regarding the finished product in their driveway, parking lot, or walkway. However, it’s important to understand the basic principles of the pavement that may cause it to appear differently in various areas. The experts at Guarco Construction work with asphalt every day in Granby, CT, and they explain why the texture can differ across the surface.
Why Asphalt Has Varying Texture
ConsistencyAsphalt consists of many materials, which means one batch may be different from another. While they’ll both include stones, sand, and liquid, there is no standardization between the two batches. One load of asphalt may contain more liquid than the next, while another could have larger stones. If multiple batches are used for one asphalt paving project, expect to notice different textures between the areas where each load was paved.
Application MethodsAnother reason asphalt can appear different in one area is the application process. Asphalt is placed using either hand tools or a paving machine, and each method creates varying results. However, you can expect this difference to lessen with time, as usage and age will cause the surface to gain a more uniform look. For instance, if your driveway is paved with a machine but your walkway is done with hand tools, you may notice a difference in texture for the first couple of weeks. However, as time passes, these two areas will begin to look more similar to each other.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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