3 June 2016
Asphalt has long been favoured as the surface of choice for professional racing around the world. Asphalt is peerless in terms of the smooth surfaces it can be used to create, and also in the way different aggregates can be used to suit different driving conditions and track designs. Performance wise, no other surfacing material approaches that of asphalt and to celebrate asphalt’s important role in the world of professional motorsports, we take a look at the top five asphalt racetracks around...
31 May 2016
In the second part of our winter home care series, we look at some of the ways you can prepare your yard for the colder months, so that it still looks great come springtime.
Seal your driveway
Nothing makes a front yard look run down like an unsealed driveway and come winter, the problem becomes a functional one too as the ground surface becomes sodden and muddy. Sealing your driveway with asphalt is a fast, durable, and cost effective way to instantly lift the appearance of your yard...
24 May 2016
An integral part of human nature is our propensity to conceptualise what the future may hold. How the urban landscape will look in 10, 20, 50 or even a hundred years is a topic that occupies artists, writer and filmmakers but the types of materials the metropolis of the future will be made out of is something that our imagination often overlooks. In this article, we take a look at some of the exciting research developments set to advance (or even replace) current asphalt technology.
2 May 2016
Although ubiquitous in an urban landscape like Melbourne, asphalt is an often misunderstood building material that gets a bad rap in terms of it’s functionality and environmental impact. In this article, we aim to dispel four of the popular myths surrounding asphalt and it’s use in the building industry.
- Asphalt isn’t durable
If asphalt is properly installed and maintained, then it has the potential to last between 20-40 years and...
17 April 2016
Asphalt is a fantastic surfacing material but like any other building material, it is subject to problems as a result of wear and tear, improper installation, and damage from the elements. In this article, we look at 5 common asphalt problems and the solutions available.
Probably the most easily recognisable asphalt problem, potholes are caused by moisture infiltration and untreated cracking. When cracking is severe, small chunks of asphalt become lose and break away as vehicles...
8 April 2016
Perhaps the most easily recognised type of asphalt failure, potholes are a perpetual thorn in the side of local governments, homeowners, and businesses alike. In this article, we provide a run down of some of the most common questions that our clients ask about potholes.
What causes potholes?
There are three key factors which contribute to the formation of potholes:
Insufficient drainage: If water is left to pool in the underlying soil structure, it weakens the foundations...
23 March 2016
There are plenty of asphalting businesses in and around the Melbourne area but not all are created equal. Custom Asphalt is built on a philosophy that great professional experience and attention to detail creates outstanding results. This is an ethos which has helped our business emerge as one of Melbourne’s foremost providers of asphalting services and has earned us a loyal customer base of businesses, councils and homeowners. In this article, we explore 5 of the key reasons why Custom Asphalt...
18 March 2016
Asphalt sporting courts have long been the leisure surface of choice for local councils, schools and private property owners. In this article, we explore five of the key reasons why asphalt continues to be a popular surfacing option for sporting courts in Victoria and around the world.
One of the great advantages of sporting courts made out of this material is that they can be used for almost any sport or leisure activity. Asphalt has excellent surface tension properties...
12 March 2016
It’s been hard to conceptualise asphalt as an environmentally friendly material ever since Joni Mitchell first sung the line “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot” way back in 1970. However, Ms Mitchell may have felt about the subject, asphalt is one of the most environmentally sustainable, energy efficient, and low emission construction materials available on the modern market. Here are four key reasons why asphalt should be considered a green surfacing option.
1. Recycling and...
6 March 2016
Whether you are considering laying a new pathway leading up to your home or looking for a durable driveway material that is capable of managing everyday wear and tear, then asphalt is the ideal solution in terms of cost, efficiency, and durability. Here are seven key reasons why you should choose asphalt over concrete as a building material.
Asphalt is around 30-40% cheaper than concrete which can add up to substantial savings when you consider that the average single driveway...
27 February 2016
Between constant exposure to the elements and supporting hundreds of kilograms of hot moving metal on a daily basis, driveways are subject to a fair amount of wear and tear over their lifetime. Asphalt driveways have a typical lifespan of around 20 years and signs of deterioration will become visible within the first five years of being laid. Although the professionals make it look easy, quite a lot of work is involved in installing an asphalt driveway and it can be quite an investment for the average...