Not only does asphalt serve a functional purpose in a residential site, but it extends to provide aesthetic value as well.
For a residential project, the paving site work usually takes form as a driveway. Driveways are the first thing people see when passing through your property.
With that said, they are crucial for the curb appeal of any house, so it is only consequential that they be made nice to look at and durable.
Homeowners’ desire for a higher-end aesthetic has increased the popularity of asphalt stamping. Stamping the asphalt can make it look like more expensive materials, such as stone pavers or bricks. Stamping the asphalt gives the material a shape and can also be colored to whatever the homeowner likes.
Construction projects that focus on government projects, like roads, sidewalks, bike trails, and the likes are what we consider public works.
Since local governments work with a limited budget, they often turn to asphalt. For many local projects, contractors usually use asphalt for repaving, rather than laying down a brand new road.
For commercial sites, there is much less emphasis on the aesthetic value but almost entirely on function. The paving site work for commercial purposes usually takes form as a parking lot.
Additionally, there may be miscellaneous structures, such as slabs, for equipment to sit on. Since commercial sites are bigger than a residential, commercial asphalt takes much longer to install. Contractors do not typically stamp commercial asphalt, but they do paint parking lots.