Asphalt is a common choice for new driveways because of it's competitive cost and durability. When it comes to asphalt, though, there are a few choices available. Learn what they are so you can pick the best asphalt for your project.
1. Hot Mix
Hot mix asphalt is brought in a special truck or trailer that is equipped to keep the asphalt hot and malleable. It's laid and smoothed while hot, so it creates a smooth, blemish-free surface that is uniform in color.
If your asphalt driveway is in pretty good shape except for one small section that has cracks and crumbling, you may wonder what you need to do to improve the appearance of the asphalt. This type of damage is called alligator or crocodile cracking because the cracks resemble the lines on the back of a crocodile or alligator. This type of cracking often indicates a problem with the base under the asphalt.