Asphalt Driveways & Stamped Concrete
Titan landscape design services offer new asphalt driveways and stamped concrete for walkways and patios for residential and commercial properties
Permanent hardscapes, like Asphalt and Concrete, create a durable surface for patios, driveways, storage areas and walkways. Hot asphalt is poured and rolled continuous to make a mostly impermeable surface that allows for control of water runoff, while providing a clean area to park or lounge. Concrete is as creative as your formwork, aggregate, and finish allows it. It's versatility allows us to create elegant curves, custom driveways, custom patios, stamped designs, and include the addition of color. A hardscape is only as good as the foundation it is built upon in our heavy frost heave climate.
A new asphalt driveway can be installed in a relatively short amount of time, usually a day or two after the sub-grade preparation, which can take anywhere from less than a day to a few days. Anchorage and Eagle River have widely varying soil types. If your asphalt driveway continues to heave, bubble, and crack year after year, you may be in an area with poor soils that are severely impacted by frost heaving. In that case, you may choose to dig deeper into your foundation than normal, below the typical frost-heave depth (24-36”), in order to build the sub-base back up with structural fill that can be compacted to 90-95 percent and doesn't heave.
Brick, pavers, and cobbles look great, but since they form a surface of many interlocking pieces, they are susceptible to movement due to changes in the underlying surface. Sometimes this can be good, if you're trying to cover an uneven surface--the brick, pavers, stone, or pavers will conform to the surface. But if you have a good, flat, and level undersurface, you'll want your concrete to be laid the same way. Reinforcing steel within the stamped concrete help to tie the pavement together, strengthen it and resist breakage along areas other than those intended.
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