Asphalt is relatively simple to care for, however, there are a lot of myths about asphalt. When it is properly installed and maintained, an asphalt surface should last anywhere from 20 to 30 years depending on traffic and use. Here are some of the most common myths about asphalt and the truth about caring for your blacktop surfaces.

Asphalt is bad for the environment.

Asphalt production and maintenance is continuously evolving. With recent advances, we are able to help protect the environment while still providing durable asphalt. The key is proper drainage to keep the environment around your parking lot or driveway from flooding. We also use high quality asphalt materials to prevent crumbling and waste.

Asphalt isn’t durable. 

When done properly, asphalt should last anywhere from 20 to 30 years before it needs to be replaced. With proper care including sealcoating, crack filling, and patching. With the help of our high quality asphalt and protective maintenance, your asphalt will look great for many years to come.

Asphalt needs a lot of maintenance.

The amount of maintenance you need is determined by two things: use and installation. If you have frequent traffic (like a retail parking lot) you will need maintenance more often. However, asphalt only needs Sealcoating every 3-5 years and repairs as they arise!

Asphalt doesn’t need repairs. 

Many people believe that asphalt repairs are also suggested to improve the look of asphalt, but that isn’t farther from the truth. Damages in your asphalt can cause structural damages and add the potential for injuries. While cracks and potholes are unappealing to the eye, they are also detrimental to your asphalt. Repair damages before they worsen to prevent costly repairs.

Asphalt installation is expensive. 

High quality doesn’t always equal a high price tag. Armored Asphalt offers reliable and affordable asphalt installation so you don’t have to sacrifice quality. Asphalt is easy maintenance and relatively quick to install making it a great alternative to costly concrete which is easily damaged.

Armored Asphalt is excited to be the number one recommended asphalt contractor by many people all over southeastern Wisconsin. We promise high quality and reliable paving and maintenance. Asphalt is an excellent choice for asphalt installation and maintenance in Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Paddock Lake, Salem, Burlington, Union Grove, Caledonia, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant, Racine, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Beach Park, Waukegan, & Gurnee.

Contact Armored Asphalt today for a free estimate on high quality asphalt services in Kenosha County, Racine County, and Lake County.