Why Choose Asphalt?

Dec 1, 2015 -- Posted by : admin

Asphalt, Bitumen, Tarmac, it is known by many names. So why would you choose Asphalt as the material of choice for your driveway.


  1. Its Good Looking – Asphalt gives a clean crisp look to your landscaping and with the right attention to edging materials can really give you the entry statement you have been dreaming of.
  2. Low Cost – Since asphalt driveways can be less expensive than concrete driveways, they’re a popular choice among homeowners who consider cost to be a primary factor. This is especially true for long driveways in suburban and rural areas or for people who are renovating for profit.
  3. Flexible Strength – Since asphalt driveways are not rigid, but retain some flexibility, even after curing, they are less easily damaged by sudden impacts. In addition, that flexibility helps to reduce temperature-induced cracking.
  4. Easier to Repair – If damage does occur, asphalt driveways are easier and less expensive to repair in most cases. Any cracks that appear can be sealed.
  5. Speed and Usability - An asphalt driveway can usually be laid in one or two days, depending on the size of the project. A concrete driveway can take as much as twice as long to pave as an asphalt driveway of the same size and dimensions.
  6. Lifespan: An asphalt driveway will last anywhere from 25 to 30 years with proper maintenance.
  7. Lower Maintenance Costs: Not only are asphalt driveways easier to repair, but the cost associated with doing so is typically lower than concrete repairs.

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What Our Clients Say

As a civil contractor in Perth, DM Contracting constructs a wide range of commercial carparks, subdivision roadways and larger residential driveways. We have been using Merger Contracting for all our asphalt works for quite a number of years now and find the price, workmanship and communication from management and the guys to be first rate. They treat our smallest repairs with the same attention as we would expect for our largest commercial jobs, which as a contractor is all you ask for. And I know I can talk to the guys on the ground and get the answers and results we need. I have no hesitation in recommending Merger Contracting for any size of project and will continue to utilise their services on all our future contracts.
Matt Donnes : Director

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