Asphalt stamped paving is an excellent option for homeowners who want to update their property with a new look. Stamped asphalt comes in many different colors and textures, allowing you to customize your driveway or walkway so it matches your home’s exterior design. In addition, stamped asphalt does not need to be sealed like traditional blacktop, meaning less time spent maintaining the surface and more time enjoying your stamped driveway!
This blog post will take an in-depth look at stamped asphalt pavements and how they can be customized to suit your needs.
Stamped asphalt paving is an excellent alternative to traditional stamped concrete because it can be colored and stamped to look like natural stone or brick, which means you can get the same kind of beauty without the cost of installing expensive materials. Stamped asphalt is available in many different colors and shades to give you just a right look for your home or business.
Stamped asphalt comes in various textures and designs that can be stamped onto any driveway, parking lot, or road surface. There are stamped asphalt colors that mimic brick, flagstone, and slate. Other stamped designs can look like cobblestone or wood decking. These different shapes and patterns give stamped asphalt paving a unique appearance.
Stamped asphalt is made using recycled materials and is eco-friendly. Its construction process uses up to 80% less CO² emissions than traditional asphalt paving, according to the Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR Program for Asphalt Pavement (EPA, 2012). In addition to being more eco-friendly than other types of asphalt pavements, stamped surfaces are also highly durable and long-lasting.
How is Texture Imprinted on Stamped Asphalt?
To imprint a texture onto stamped asphalt, workers first start by heating the surface of the blacktop with an infrared machine. The blacktop is stamped with a pattern once heated to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 Celsius). The result of this process leaves permanent imprints on the surface. The surface is then colored by pouring a colored cement material. The stamped design can be impressed into the fresh hot mix.
Colored Cement Coating
Stamped asphalt is colored with cement coating to give the pavement a more appealing aesthetic. The process involves pouring colored cement coating over stamped asphalt. Stamped asphalt with color leaves the pavement looking much more attractive than plain black or grey pavement and makes a great first impression on visitors and passersby. The stamped asphalt is laid in a pattern to resemble brick or tile, and the colored cement coating makes these patterns stand out. The stamped asphalt appears more like an expensive decorative sidewalk than pavement for cars and trucks.
Laurel Asphalt has been building roads for over 25 years. We provide asphalt paving services, including commercial and residential projects, parking lots, airport runways, and more. We offer free estimates on our service so that you can take advantage of our stamped asphalt paving services without any worries about cost. Get in touch with us today in Somerset, PA, to see how installing stamped asphalt can add to your curb appeal.