Why Is Asphalt a Popular Choice for Roadways & Pavement?

Asphalt pavement is the top surface option for most community and commercial developments in Southwest Florida. Civil engineers prefer asphalt because of its smooth riding surface, durability, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and ease of maintenance. 


Smoother, Safer Roads

Asphalt makes the smoothest surface for vehicles. Smooth roads are safer and more enjoyable for driving. Open-graded asphalt is a special type of road surface that minimizes splash and spray during rainstorms and reduces accidents on highways. 

Aside from being safe, smooth roads can also help save money. Fewer bumps in the road mean reduced wear and tear on cars, lowering vehicle operating costs. Increasing a roadway’s smoothness by 25% extends its lifespan. Asphalt roads are also faster to build and more cost-effective than other pavements. 

Eco-, Travel- and Business-Friendly

Smooth asphalt roads reduce rolling resistance or the friction between tires and pavement. Reduced rolling resistance improves fuel economy and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. Special warm mix asphalt pavements, constructed at lower temperatures, can further reduce the energy needed to heat asphalt materials for road construction. 

Since asphalt roads can be paved one lane at a time, it minimizes traffic disruption. Moreover, asphalt is the most recycled material in the U.S. The industry reuses around 100 million tons of asphalt pavement every year. Even used tires and shingles can be recycled for new asphalt pavement. 

Turn to Bonness Inc. for quality paving, sitework and underground utility services. Feel free to ask us questions about your concrete, brick paver or asphalt driveway cost. Call us at (239) 597-6221, or complete our online form to request a quote.