Why Should You Use Asphalt?

Asphalt pavement, which includes a mixture of sand, gravel, crushed rocks, slags, etc., is a common material used for the construction of driveways and parking lots. Nashville paving companies can help you with your commercial and residential projects.

Benefits of Asphalt paving

Asphalt pavement is the most common material used due to the range of benefits it offers.


Asphalt pavement is resistant to skidding which reduces the possibility of accidents; and the high color contrast with painted lines and indicators offers much better visibility in tough weather condition. Asphalt evens allows ice and snow to melt faster than other pavement materials. Open-graded asphalt can also help reduce splash and sprays during rainstorms.


Compared to other forms of pavements, asphalt pavement offers a uniform surface. It reduces friction between your tires and the pavement which provides you better fuel economy and helps your tires last longer.


The installation and repair expenses of asphalt paving are less than most other options. It requires less money for maintenance than other options and usually only needs periodic maintenance to keep it lasting for years.


Asphalt pavement is also very durable. Asphalt pavement is flexible and can withstand occasional overloading without experiencing any serious damage.

Ready Quickly

Another advantage of asphalt pavement is installation speed. Asphalt doesn’t need extensive site preparation and can be used almost as fast as you put it down.

Environmentally friendly

Asphalt is also one of the most recycled products in America; it is 100% recyclable. You can remove and crush old pavement, and mix fresh asphalt with old to reuse it for future paving projects. Asphalt also needs 20% less energy than other pavement materials, and you can even use old tires in new asphalt pavement. This helps reduce landfill waste and conserve natural resources.


Asphalt pavement is quite. Reduced noise and smooth driving makes a better experience for the driver and their vehicle.

Andersons Asphalt Pavement offers a wide range of pavement services for commercial and residential projects. Whether you need parking lot sealing in Nashville, new paving or pavement resurfacing services for your driveway or parking lot, give Andersons Asphalt Pavement a call.  They will be happy to help.

Why Should I Repave My Parking Lot?

Asphalt is a cost-effective and durable material used for paving driveways and parking lots. With proper maintenance, your driveway or parking lot could last for 10 years or more; however, if your driveway or parking lot is having problems, it could be time to repave.

5 Signs Your Parking Lot or Driveway Needs Repaving

Large Cracks

If large cracks appear in your asphalt, it can make your parking lot and driveway more vulnerable to water erosion and damage. If these issues are detected early, then minor repairs and sealcoating could help. When these cracks deepen and grow, repaving would probably be the most cost effective solution.

Fading or stains

UV exposure will cause discoloration of your parking lot and driveway over time. Auto fluids, rain and various environmental factors will also stain and fade your parking space. Sealcoating and repaving can help restore its’ original appearance to brand new.

Standing water

A well-designed parking lot and driveway has effective drainage to prevent standing water.  Unfortunately, over time, if not properly maintained, you will find low spots where water will tend to gather.

The first thing to do is talk with Anderson Asphalt Paving about correcting drainage issues and then fixing the problems caused by time and the environment.  You may just need a sealcoat to help retain the integrity of your current structure or you could install an Asphalt Overlay that is applied directly on top of your existing installation instead of having to tear up what you already have.  Anderson Asphalt Paving can help you make that decision.


If water gets beneath the asphalt, it can erode the soil and cause an open space between the pavement of your parking lot and the ground beneath it. If that happens, the weight of vehicles moving over these spots will weaken the surface (since there is nothing beneath it) and your asphalt will sink in that area creating holes. A professional paving contractor like Anderson Asphalt Paving will be able to fix these holes, fill them with new materials and repave the area to restore your parking lot or driveway.

Bumpy Ride

Even without holes in your asphalt, you might notice your parking lot or driveway is uneven. This could be due to the warping of the surfaces from soil changes or movement of heavy vehicles. Repaving can help even out the surface.

Andersons Asphalt Paving offers many services to help you resolve your asphalt, gravel or drainage problems. From sealing and resurfacing to full repaving of your existing asphalt parking lots or asphalt driveway,  Andersons Asphalt Paving will professionally take care of your paving contractor needs.