Investing in a Decorative Stamped Driveways Ads Value to Your Home
Decorative stamped driveways can be an important improvement to a home’s street appeal. Asphalt pavement is the ideal choice for a driveway substrate – Except of course it is not very attractive. The introduction over twenty years ago of StreetPrint – Genuine Stamped Asphalt was a game-changer.
Homeowners have been using traditional materials for their decorative driveway surfaces like paving stones and bricks forever. In more recent times stamped concrete has been used with some frequency. The problem with decorative driveways, aside from exorbitant cost has been the maintenance liability they impose on homeowners. This is particularly true in Canada where the wrath of winter weather imposes itself. Frost heave and settlement, hydraulic issues from constant rain pose driveway maintenance challenges for homeowners. You know the deal, uneven settlement of pavers, cracked and pitted concrete and invasive weed growth make what was once supposed to be attractive driveway both unsightly and potentially unsafe.
HUB Surface Systems Connects Canadian Homeowners with quality decorative stamped driveway installation services and reliable products. With more than three decades of combined experience we help make sure your decorative driveway incorporates the right products, installed by qualified professionals on time and on budget.All the benefits of an asphalt pavement and now attractive to!
Years after the advent of stamped concrete a couple of folks in Kelowna, BC clued into the notion that it might be possible to stamp asphalt also. The result was StreetPrint – Genuine Stamped Asphalt; taking a wire-net template, stamping it into the asphalt and then applying a specialized asphalt coating system to the surface and voila! All the benefits of an asphalt substrate and now attractive to!
StreetPrint– Genuine Stamped Asphalt is the ideal choice for decorative stamped driveways. It produces realistic brick, slate, stone and other design effects on an asphalt base. It combines the flexibility and strength of asphalt with leading-edge coating technologies. This results in a cost-effective, durable driveway surface with low maintenance requirements. From unique heating equipment to specialized coatings that are designed to work together, Stamped Asphalt is the superior surfacing solution. It gives you unlimited creative freedom in your decorative driveway design. You can accomplish more with less. The cost advantages over alternatives like brick or stone can be significant.
Decorative stamped driveways can be installed on existing asphalt that is in good condition, which can provide significant savings on pavement removal costs. The asphalt base provides superior stability and durability compared to traditional surfaces such as brick pavers. Stamped asphalt application is faster, easier, and less labour intensive to install than other decorative paving surfaces. HUB Surface Systems supports a network of experienced Accredited Applicators —owners and employees of professional paving and construction companies who are trained and certified by the product manufacturers.
Won’t My Driveway Fall Apart if I Use Stamped Asphalt?
Asphalt is probably the best pavement choice for your driveway. Properly installed asphalt by reputable contractors can last for more than 25 years. Think of it this way, asphalt is used almost exclusively in all our Canadian roads and commercial parking lots because it outperforms and is generally less expensive than concrete. The problem with asphalt driveways is not the asphalt but how it is installed and the quality of the coating materials used on the surface. It is important that you deal with a reputable paving contractor with a track record in your community. Reputable contractors are generally pretty competitive, so if you get a price for paving work from someone and it seems too good to be true….it almost certainly is.
No Ordinary Decorative Driveway Coating –StreetBond – Pavement Coatings adhere permanently to decorative stamped driveways.
With 25 years of experience in specialized asphalt coating development, StreetBond – Advanced Coatings for Asphalt have been proven in a variety of conditions in over 40 countries worldwide. High performance coatings for asphalt must be specially formulated. On one hand they must be flexible enough to move with the asphalt but hard enough to withstand heavy driveway wear; too hard they risk cracking; too flexible, they risk prematurely wearing; too smooth being dangerously slippery.
StreetBond adheres permanently to decorative stamped driveway asphalt surfaces and has been developed with balanced performance characteristics in mind, ensuring quality results and enduring beauty for many years. StreetBond Coatings work in almost any condition and are used to colour and protect both flat as well as stamped asphalt driveway surfaces. StreetBond is the original and gold standard and is designed with harsh Canadian climates in mind. Nothing else compares.
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Making Asphalt Beautiful
Decorative Stamped Driveways using StreetPrint – Genuine Stamped Asphalt – Key Benefits:
- Beauty and Design Flexibility
A wide range of patterns and colours can be combined to create unique and eye-catching designs.
- Lower Initial Cost
Efficient, fast installation methods save labour costs.
Asphalt pavement is without joints or seams, which prevents shifting, settlement, weed growth and damage from snow ploughs and sweepers. StreetPrint looks better longer than stamped concrete or paving stones.
- Maintenance Savings
StreetPrint surface are low maintenance.
- Seamless Repairs
Reheating technology and easy to install StreetBond coatings enable fast and easy repairs to “good as new” condition.
- Extended Asphalt Life
StreetBond pavement coatings prevent oxidation and fortify the asphalt base which results in a better looking, longer lasting surface. You never need to apply asphalt sealer!
Before you make a decision on product choice for your stamped driveway you need to talk to us. We want to help you make the right choice.
Accredited StreetPrint Residential Driveway Applicators service the following Canadian markets. Contact us for information on an installer near you for a no obligation consultation of your decorative driveway needs: