In recent years, stamped asphalt has become a popular alternative to expensive decorative paver products. The process, which allows you to create realistic brick, slate, and stone effects directly onto an asphalt base, results in an end product that is both pleasing to the eye and highly durable.
Unlike brick or concrete surfaces, stamped asphalt is resistant to weeds and anthills, impervious to salt, and doesn’t shift, crack, heave, or sink.
By opting for stamped asphalt, you save money over traditional methods without compromising aesthetics or durability. Another advantage of this method is that the asphalt can be colored, reheated, and re-stamped at a later date.
Stamped asphalt is achieved by using a stamping template and plate compactor to make an impression in the asphalt layer.
- The new or existing asphalt layer is heated.
- A stencil is placed on the surface of the asphalt and an impression is made by the compactor in a series of repeated patterns.
- In the final step, a coating is applied to color, protect and extend the life of the pavement surface.