Ranking 41st in per-capita income in Missouri, affluent Webster Groves residents know they’ve arrived! This spotless town of 23,000 was voted one of the “Ten Best Cities for Families” in America! While the town was built on stone and brick, asphalt paving Webster Groves has become the new surface in town.
Why asphalt paving Webster Groves?
The people of Webster Groves have started putting down asphalt paving for a number of logical reasons:
- Asphalt is less prone to damage from ice melt and rock salt.
- It’s cheaper than concrete.
- Asphalt paving sets faster than concrete.
- More flexible than concrete and less prone to cracks.
What is asphalt?
Asphalt, also known as bitumen, has been weatherproofing items for thousands of years. The ancients used to cover their sheaths in asphalt to protect from rain. Baskets were also lined to carry water. Rocks and columns around the shoreline were covered in asphalt to protect from the corrosive sea water.
Early in automotive history, finding and building roads to stand up to high traffic was a problem. Concrete was just too expensive to roll out on a large scale and wouldn’t work in the colder climates. Other surfaces were tried but didn’t stand up to the heavier automobiles or were just too complex and costly to implement.
Asphalt was chosen because it perfectly fit the needs of a growing auto population. Half the cost, easy to maintain, resistant to salt. A perfect surface for the needs of early modern society!
Who has asphalt paving experience in Webster Groves?
St. Louis Asphalt Sealing & Striping has proven the qualities of asphalt for over 20 years. We have been installing, maintaining and protecting asphalt paving Webster Groves with the same enthusiasm since our inception. We would love to count your Webster Groves project as another one of our successes. Our estimates are always free so call today!