It is the printing of patterns into either freshly paved asphalt or your existing driveway! The asphalt is reheated with an infra-red heater and the pattern is printed into the surface of the asphalt, creating a three-dimensional design that replicates brick pavers at about one-third the price!
The pattered asphalt is then coated with a durable acrylic colorant called ColorPave ™HD. ColorPave™ HD is a cement fortified acrylic polymer and has additives to increase traction and creates a slip-resistant surface that will last for many years. The colorant’s durability makes it unnecessary to seal the asphalt every year which saves money and time. There are nine colors from which to choose, so any home can be complimented with numerous pattern and color combinations. Not only does the colorant beautify the property, because of its tough composition, it protects and prolongs the life of the asphalt by sealing outweather elements from permeating the surface or deteriorating the asphalt base. Unlike concrete, the use of salt will not harm the asphalt.
A homeowner can choose to have a driveway colored for a more custom look, or use the color in combination with the asphalt printing process. Choices range from simple brick-look borders, a center design, printing the entire drive, printing the home address, or a mix of all of these.
Because of its beauty, durability and ease of installation, many landscape architects consider Decorative Asphalt an important aspect of their overall landscape design and installation. Many municipalities around the world are using Decorative Asphalt in their parks, public building areas and cross-walks.
Decorative Asphalt is surprisingly affordable and a real value--it is 60-70 percent less cost when compared to colored, stamped concrete or paver bricks. You can haveall the beauty for a smaller investment and improve the value of your home at the same time!
Decorative Asphalt and ColorPave™ HD allows a homeowner to have an aesthetically pleasing driveway at substantial savings over other paving methods. Best of all, Decorative Asphalt requires no special maintenance.