Driving through the quiet town of Glendale, one notices the tree-lined streets, beautifully landscaped yards and smiling families out for a walk. This small town on the edge of St. Louis is a haven for many who call Glendale home. Glendale is an older community of about 6,000 residents. The professionals living here are mostly middle aged, married and looking to retirement. Many of these busy professionals commute home on asphalt paving Glendale and park their vehicles on asphalt driveways.
Origins of asphalt paving
Asphalt has been used for centuries to weatherproof everything from sheaths to piers. Asphalt, or bitumen, is a semi-solid form of petroleum and can be found naturally or refined. Asphalt is classified as a form of pitch.
What is asphalt?
Asphalt is mixed with rocks and sand (aggregate) of to form asphalt concrete. This asphalt concrete is then poured over a prepared bed consisting of several compacted feet of gravel, screened dirt and other base materials.
After the base is ready, the hot asphalt concrete mix is poured on the bed and compacted many times to form a solid road surface for many years to come.
What is a fair price for asphalt paving?
Asphalt driveways usually cost about $3 per square foot of coverage. Conversely, a fair price for a plain concrete driveway (new construction) is around $6 per square foot.
Price is a major determining factor in why many Glendale homeowners have chosen asphalt paving as their driveway of choice. They know asphalt is easy to install, maintain and repair (unlike concrete). Since most Glendale residents will retire before needing to replace their asphalt driveways, the choice becomes clear.
Glendale residents, when you have finally had enough of your crumbling driveway give St. Louis Asphalt Sealing & Striping a call. With over 20 years of experience serving your neighbors and friends, we will get rid of that eyesore and replace it with beautiful asphalt paving Glendale!