Holland Hurst has been providing asphalt paving and grading services in the Evergreen, Colorado area for nearly twenty five years. This locally owned and operated business started out with two guys, a truck, and a truck, and a tractor, and has grown over time to pave more than one thousand structures in the state of Colorado. Their professional and experienced team has paved playgrounds, parking lots, residential driveways, and fire stations all throughout the state of Colorado. When paving a structure with asphalt the first step is to grade the area in preparation for laying the asphalt. Many asphalt paving companies require that you hire a separate contractor for grading before paving can occur. With Holland Hurst you can receive both of these services through one contractor. Holland Hurst can complete your asphalt paving needs from start to finish, without having to hire out a separate contractor. Their team is reliable and respected throughout the state and is ready to provide you with all of your paving and grading needs, whether they be residential or commercial.
There are many reasons why asphalt is a better option for paving when compared to concrete or other construction materials. Asphalt is made from aggregate material such as small rocks, silica, and asphalt cement that are combined with bitumen to create a smooth and durable paved surface. Bitumen is the material that allows asphalt to be flexible and adaptable. Maybe you can remember as a child playing on a playground that was paved with asphalt; bitumen is what causes asphalt to become softer under pressure from the sun and heat. Unlike concrete, asphalt can flex and adapt to extreme weather conditions without cracking or breaking. Its flexibility is also what allows asphalt to adjust to the abuse of heavy traffic. This means that not only is asphalt more durable than concrete, but it is also much lower maintenance.
In addition to being flexible, durable, and adaptable, asphalt is also environmentally friendly. Believe it or not, asphalt is the most recycled material in the world, even more so than aluminum. With most asphalt paving, up to twenty percent of the material is recycles asphalt from a different project. In fact, using solely non recycled asphalt, or “virgin asphalt” is not recommended unless it is being used for the bottom layer of multiple lays of asphalt. Because most asphalt contains recycled material it can be much less expensive than concrete or “virgin asphalt”. Additionally, asphalt does not need to be sealed after installation. There are some companies that recommend sealing immediately after installation, but this is just a ploy to get you to spend more money. In reality it is not good to seal your asphalt immediately after installation. Sealing should only be necessary after multiple years of wear and tear on the surface in order to improve the look of the asphalt and make it look as close to brand new as possible. If you are considering having your driveway or commercial space paved with asphalt, call Holland Hurst today for an estimate!