How to Choose the Best Type of Asphalt for Your Project

How to Choose the Best Type of Asphalt for Your Project

When New Hampshire property owners need paving, whether that’s a residential driveway or a commercial parking lot, it can be hard to know best type of asphalt for their project. Most people are aware of just one type of asphalt, but your local paving company has several different types of pavement for different kinds of paving projects.

In communities like Hampstead NH, American Asphalt Paving is the trusted paving contractor for residential and commercial asphalt projects. Let us share our expertise with you about the different types of asphalt.

Choosing Asphalt for Your Next Paving Project

When you’re ready to get your parking lot or driveway paved, the choice of asphalt is one of the many choices you’ll have to make. Here’s the different types of asphalt and what they’re best used for.

  • Layered Pavement – All asphalt installation involves more than just the dark black top layer. Underneath the surface, there is gravel aggregates at the base, as well as an inner layer of larger aggregates like crushed stones in a strong asphalt mix.
  • Recycled Asphalt – Often, the broken asphalt that’s removed from other projects is used in other paving jobs to provide stability.
  • Porous Asphalt – This type of asphalt allows water to drain through it into the soil, so it’s often used for walking and biking trails and in municipal parks.
  • Hot Mix Asphalt – This is the most often used type of asphalt for driveway paving, parking lot paving, and more. It’s called hot mix because the asphalt is liquid at higher temperatures, making it durable and flexible once cured.

Trust American Asphalt Paving for Your NH Paving Projects!

With decades of experience with asphalt paving in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, American Asphalt Paving is Hampstead NH’s trusted paving company, and we’re proud to help local property owners with all their paving projects, whether that’s a parking lot or a driveway. Call us for a consultation about your paving needs!

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