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PLAN YOUR NEW ASPHALT DRIVEWAY NOW

PLAN YOUR NEW ASPHALT DRIVEWAY NOW

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Full-Depth Asphalt: The Best Option

Now is the best time to plan and book your new driveway or parking lot.   Whether it’s a renovation, repair or sealcoating job, we at Bradley Asphalt will help you of Full-depth pavement reclamation can conserve raw materials, be far more cost effective, less messy and protect against needless landfill waste. If you use the process the positive impact is huge:

  • Prevent  tons of removed old asphalt material from going to the landfill
  • Avoid truckloads carting away the leftover pavement
  • Conserve tons of new stone
  • Eliminate truckloads delivering the new stone
  • Reduce the costs associated with a new stone foundation

In general, reusing your old asphalt when it’s removed and remixed to the perfect mix of asphalt and stone, can be a great long lasting option that removes all the wastage of good products.  You will get a brand new surface that is solid, stable and looks gorgeous without impacting the environment. Way to go!
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PREVENT WINTER DAMAGE TO YOUR DRIVEWAY AND ASPHALT PARKING LOT

PREVENT WINTER DAMAGE TO YOUR DRIVEWAY AND ASPHALT PARKING LOT

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Good asphalt companies in Denver know all too well the damage that winter storms, snow and ice can do to asphalt driveways, asphalt parking lots, asphalt roads and asphalt pavements.   This year we in Denver have had some very heavy snowstorms causing asphalt surfaces to expand and contract.   As you drive through Denver, you will realize very quickly, the damage that has been caused to the roads by the severe winter.   Potholes and cracks have appeared in all the major and smaller roads, causing damage to cars and tires.

The melting snow can cause large areas of pooling water which may seep down into the tiny cracks causing the formation of potholes and much larger cracks.   Potholes create great risk for drivers and pedestrians alike and can further cause an expensive repair job in the Spring.

Now is the time to repair those potholes and large cracks before major damage is done to the asphalt surface.   Taking care of  surface cracks, winter or summer is vital to maintaining a good, solid asphalt surface or parking lot.   It will be worth your while to hire a reliable asphalt contractor to take care of cracks and holes the minute they appear.  The freeze-thaw cycle can be brutal on asphalt surfaces and asphalt parking lots so don’t delay in sealcoating or repairing those cracks and potholes as soon as they appear and you will prevent a huge expense come springtime.

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THE STRONGEST ASPHALT DRIVEWAY OPTION

A NEW HOT MIX ASPHALT DRIVEWAY

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When it comes to deciding which are your best options for a new home driveway, we recommend going with a Full Depth Asphalt Driveway.   Full Depth Asphalt will provide the homeowner with the best combination of strength, flexibility and durability, especially in climates that have fluctuating temperatures throughout the year.  
Starting with a good topsoil is paramount to the building of a solid asphalt driveway.  In near perfect soil conditions a 4 inch thickness may be adequate but a 5-6 inch aggregate will provide a stronger, solid driveway for heavier loads.    If we find that the subgrade quality is unstable we may recommend as much as 6 inches of crushed aggregate be laid and thoroughly compacted first.  In some soil cases, 6-8 inches of compacted aggregate or gravel will be used for the base.

"We recommend full-depth asphalt for driveways," says Kent Hansen, former NAPA Director of Engineering. "We calculate that asphalt can replace aggregate on a ratio of 1:3 in thickness. ie. 1 inch of asphalt pavement is equivalent to 3 inches of aggregate base."

Benefits of Hot Mix Asphalt
There is no comparison when it comes to durability and sustainability of hot mix asphalt against concrete for a colder climate:

  1. Asphalt is flexible and gives with initial settlements
  2. Asphalt withstands extreme temperature changes
  3. Asphalt is strong and very durable
  4. Asphalt is good looking and adds value to any property
  5. Asphalt gives a smooth, safe surface
  6. Asphalt is unaffected by salt

In conclusion, a Hot Mix Asphalt Driveway will give you many years of good, worry free use.
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INTERESTING FACTS ON ASPHALT

INTERESTING FACTS ON ASPHALT

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Why do we call asphalt “pitch”? And where is the largest asphalt lake in the world?

The Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world, estimated to contain 10 million tons. It is located in La Brea in southwest Trinidad, within the Siparia Regional Corporation. The lake covers about 100 acres and is reported to be 250 feet deep
The Pitch Lake has fascinated Western explorers and scientists, as well as attracting tourists, since its re-discovery by Sir Walter Raleigh in his expedition there in 1595. (The native Indians knew about it and showed it to him.) Raleigh himself found immediate use for the asphalt to caulk his ship. He referred to the pitch as "most excellent… It melteth not with the sun as the pitch of Norway". Since its re-discovery, there have been numerous research investigations into the use and chemical composition of this material. There have been countless theories, postulations, and conclusions as to the size, source, and origin of the asphalt.
In 1887, Amzi Barber, an American businessman known as "The Asphalt King", secured a 42-year monopoly concession from the British Government for the Pitch Lake for his company, Barber Asphalt Paving Co. It was from this source that many of the first asphalt roads of New York City, Washington D.C., and other Eastern U.S. cities were paved.
It was the natives, the Amerindians, that showed Sir Walter Raleigh where the lake was. They were the ones who named the black substance piche, which over time became to be known as pitch. The natives had their own story about the origin of the lake. The story goes that the indigenous people were celebrating a victory over a rival tribe when they got carried away in their celebration. They proceeded to cook and eat the sacred hummingbird which they believed possessed the souls of their ancestors. According to legend their winged God punished them by opening the earth and conjuring the pitch lake to swallow the entire village, and the lake became a permanent stain and a reminder of their sins. The local villages believe this legend due to the many Amerindian artifacts and a cranium that have been discovered, preserved, in the pitch.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_Lake

So there you have it!   Today asphalt is widely used in road surfacing, pavements, sports facilities, driveways and many other uses.   We, at Bradley Asphalt are proud to use this versatile, natural, durable and recyclable product.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information you require:

Denver Office: 303-467-0631
Colorado Springs/Monument Office: 719-481-9411