Asphalt’s versatility is often overlooked by people who tend to associate the material with its typical use in parking lots. While there’s no doubt that asphalt has its benefits for paving roads and parking areas, our pavement contractors also have the ability to use its features to create beautiful patterns and designs that enhance the aesthetics of any outdoor space. Stamped asphalt is rapidly outpacing pavers as a popular surface material, and knowing how the installation process works helps you decide if this is the best choice for adding interest to your commercial business or residential home in the Orlando, Florida area, Tennessee, Georgia or Puerto Rico.
HOW DOES STAMPED ASPHALT WORK?
Asphalt stamping involves using special tools to imprint designs into pavement surface while it is still hot. The finished effect tends to have the appearance of stone, slate or brick pavers. To make the designs, an asphalt paving contractor warms the surface of the pavement to the point that the materials are moldable. Then, they use a special template tool to push the pattern into the pavement. They’ll repeat the process over and over again on each section of pavement until it is fully covered.
CAN YOU INSTALL STAMPED ASPHALT OVER EXISTING PAVEMENT?
Unlike concrete stamping, which needs to be done from the ground up, asphalt is ready to be stamped whether it is old or new. The procedure for stamping existing pavement is similar to what contractors do for new asphalt. While you might need to repair old pavement first by filling in cracks, adding stamping to the maintenance plan can help to create seamless transitions between patches and older pavement.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING ASPHALT FOR STAMPED DESIGNS?
Asphalt tends to be more durable than other types of material that are used to create pavement designs. Materials such as slate are prone to cracking, and concrete tends to break down faster when it is exposed to corrosive materials such as salt.
A stamped asphalt pavement also cures faster than other options, and the installation can be finished in as little as a day or two. Being able to use the pavement faster is a big benefit for companies and homeowners who prefer as little downtime as possible on their property. Once the stamping is complete, it is also possible to paint the pavement to add a touch of color to the space.
HOW LONG DOES STAMPED ASPHALT PAVEMENT LAST?
A stamped asphalt pavement can last as long as 20 years or more. You’ll want to plan for similar maintenance services as you would for any asphalt paved surface. Routine cleanings, applying a sealant and keeping automotive fluids off the surface as much as possible prolongs the beauty of the stamped area.
TRANSFORM YOUR PAVEMENT WITH ASPHALT STAMPING
Asphalt stamping can be done as part of our typical asphalt paving work, or we can make designs after we perform an asphalt crack repair. To keep the paved surface looking its best, we also offer asphalt sealcoating, parking lot maintenance, parking lot striping, infrared asphalt repair, oil spot repair, parking lot layout design and emergency repair services. Just give us a call today at 352-255-7951 or email our crew at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the benefits of stamped asphalt for your property.