Allens Asphalt has experience and knowledge in the asphalt industry. We stay abreast of the latest technology and upgrade our equipment to handle the newest techniques, so you can be assured you’ll get quality workmanship. We provide a wide array of asphalt services throughout a vast region including bitumen driveway repairs in Caboolture. You can view all our services on this site to see how we can help you.
Benefits of Bitumen Driveways
Normally when people think about renovating or making home improvements, they imagine redoing their kitchen or building a patio. If you want to make an investment in your property that will give you years of enjoyment with minimal maintenance, consider putting in an asphalt or bitumen driveway.
If the entranceway to your home is gravel or dirt, you understand the clean-up that comes with it. When you get in your car, you carry dirt from your shoes to the carpets in your vehicle. You bring the same dirt into your house when walking from your car into your home. A new driveway will make your life easier by stopping outside elements from being tracked throughout your home and car.
A new asphalt or bitumen driveway makes your outdoor area look sharp and will increase the resale value of your home. You’ll also be able to recuperate the cost of your driveway, so it’s a true investment and not an expenditure. Unlike renovations inside your house, a driveway never goes out of style.
Bitumen Driveway Repairs in Caboolture
Driveways will eventually need repairs because of the weather and the shifting of earth underneath them. For example, small cracks can form from thermal expansion during hot days, or through expansion of ice on very cold nights. We can perform bitumen driveway repairs early to keep the cracks from becoming a bigger problem.
Bitumen is a tarry substance formed from the decomposition of ancient plants, and it’s a by-product of the petroleum industry. People have been using it for thousands of years to seal canoes and water carriers. It’s a polymer which means it comes in long chains of molecules and is now used to seal roads and keep the stone aggregate in asphalt intact. It becomes hard when cooled and malleable when heated which is why new asphalt is laid hot, and steam rollers used to smooth the surface.
When we seal driveways with bitumen, it sinks into the cracks to keep water from getting under the surface. If water penetrates the road surface, it can lift sections of asphalt out—creating potholes. Sealing cracks early prevent larger issues from developing. If cracks are too large, bitumen repairs can be done to fill in larger cracks before performing a sealing procedure.
If you have any questions about asphalt and bitumen driveway repairs in Caboolture, contact Allens Asphalt. Our access to vast resources and our commitment to innovation and quality workmanship means you can trust we will do the job right the first time.