Utilizing colored asphalt pavement has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Asphalt is typically dark and boring, but can be completely renovated when it is colored. If you are looking to add a little bit of life to an apparent dull space, consider adding a colorful asphalt display.
There are several areas where asphalt can be used, but there are some spaces that are best for pavement mixed with various hues. Below are three common areas where asphalt pavement is used with a little bit of added color.
1. Areas That Receive Significant Sunshine
When an asphalt parking lot or roadway is not covered, it can become extremely warm in the sun. This can be detrimental to those who are utilizing it. Animal paws or people who are barefoot can easily be burned when walking on hot asphalt. Sun soaked asphalt can also damage items placed on it for an extended period of time.
Coloring these areas of pavement can help reduce the amount of sun that is soaked into the asphalt. Other benefits of utilizing tinted asphalt include decreased energy consumption and air pollutants. While it will cost a little more to add a bit of color, the benefits can easily outweigh the cost.
Color coding roadways are a great use for colored asphalt. To help with pedestrian and vehicle traffic flows, various paths can be coded to guide each in their respective lanes. Areas such as bus and bike lanes or walking paths and sidewalks can be colored.
Specific spaces can also be reinforced to provide slip resistance or traction for traffic. No matter if you are trying to keep pedestrians safe from vehicle traffic or separate various types of vehicles, colored asphalt is the way to do it!
Like we said before, asphalt can be dark and boring. Areas that are often forgotten or especially boring can be brought back to life with a little aesthetics. With many cities and states working to revitalize their spaces, adding colored pavement is a unique way to do so. Creating spaces full of color and art can draw attention and traffic to an otherwise forgotten area.
Whether you are a business looking for a unique way to bring new customers in or a town ready to draw new tourists, this is a great way to do so! Aesthetic value can increase with a beautifully crafted pavement display.
Work With A Pro
If you are considering colored pavement for your business, working with a professional will ensure it is done properly. Additionally, make sure your asphalt is in top shape before you consider adding a little color. Toste Construction offers FREE estimates for all asphalt repair and sealcoating. Call our team today to schedule!
Toste Construction specializes in sealcoating and is your Mooresville asphalt and pavement maintenance company. Our services include asphalt sealcoating, striping, patching, pothole repair and crack filling for both residential and commercial projects throughout western North Carolina.