Two reasons to use a bitumen spray sealing service when building a driveway

Posted on: 25 August 2020

If you need a new driveway, here are a couple of reasons why you might want to get it paved by someone who provides bitumen spray sealing service.

It allows for the quick creation of the driveway's surface

If you have very little time in which to construct a driveway, then it's a good idea to get a contractor who offers bitumen spray sealing services, as this method delivers fast results. The first thing the contractor will do is use a piece of construction equipment called a spray paver to lay bitumen on top of the driveway's underlayers. Then, whilst it is still warm, the contractor will pour a layer of aggregate onto it. Because, the bitumen will still be very tacky at this point, the aggregate that lands on it will stick to it and the two substances will gradually form a watertight barrier over the driveway's foundation.

The contractor may then run a road roller over the driveway to make it flat and neat-looking. As long as the driveway you want to build is not incredibly long or unusually shaped, the contractor might be able to get all of this work done in two or three hours. Then, all you'll need to do is wait for the bitumen and aggregate mixture to cure, which should only take a few days.

It's less messy than other driveway construction methods

If there are some lovely lawns or shrubs on either side of the ground where you want the driveway to be located and you don't want the creation of this driveway to ruin them, then this type of spray sealing is probably the best method to employ to construct this feature. When a concrete driveway is being created, it is practically impossible for the contractor to avoid splattering some of this substance onto the surrounding grass, trees or fencing, but this is not the case when a professional is using the above spray sealing method.

Because the bitumen is sprayed on in a fine layer and is quite sticky, it won't bounce off the surface it's applied to and splatter onto the adjacent lawn or shrubs. Similarly, when the aggregate is poured onto the bitumen, it rarely rolls off it and lands anywhere else, as it immediately starts to adhere to this viscous substance. This means that although you might come across a few tiny pieces of aggregate hidden in your lawn, you won't have to do a huge clean-up after the work is done.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers bitumen spray sealing services.