Asphalt paving in Florida is a popular alternative over concrete due to its durability and flexibility. Additionally, asphalt is more flexible than concrete, so it is less prone to cracking. Plus, it’s cheaper too.
Asphalt has the ability to move, shift, and adjust continually to changing weather conditions. It is an ideal solution for your paving needs because it can withstand changes in the weather and also take the abuse from heavy vehicles and trucks.
Asphalt is easier to install in Florida than in colder climates due to the warmer temperatures that are typical in this region. During the installation, asphalt is sensitive to temperature and moisture. Laying asphalt in warmer temperatures, like Florida is known for, is better because it gives the paving contractor more time to work with the asphalt before it hardens. In fact, temperatures should be at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit in order to lay 1.5″ of asphalt. If your Florida paving contractor is using 2 inches or more of asphalt, he can work with a greater range of temperatures–down to 40 degrees is possible. Although, few days will be this cool in Florida! Additionally, it’s important to note that wind will shrink the window of time, as will moisture. In fact, too much moisture and the job may be delayed.
Another important factor to understand about Florida asphalt paving is sealcoating. Due to the intense Florida sun, the ultraviolet rays can harden and dry out the asphalt pavement surface. This accelerates raveling and erosion and can reduce asphalt thickness in just a few years. Sealcoating helps prevent this. Additionally, sealcoating restores the original black color to the asphalt and can greatly enhance the overall appearance of a property. Plus, the smooth, even surface of sealed pavement makes sweeping and maintenance easier and less costly.
Hiring a Florida paving contractor can be a daunting task. Finding a local asphalt company who has decades of experience in dealing with the particular paving problems of the Florida climates is key to a successful installation – one that will last decades. ABC Paving and Sealcoating can help.
With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida’s leading paving contractor. ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including: asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs and site preparation. We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner. For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at http://pavingandsealcoating.com or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.