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Crossover in Maida Vale, Perth foothills

Crossover in Maida Vale, Perth foothills

Aug2013

A newly installed rural asphalt/hotmix/bitumen crossover without kerbing, joining the property on to the adjacent right of way. This gives the property owner access to the rear of their property in Maida Vale.

Notice the difference in colours from the new and old red gravelpave hotmix/asphalt/bitumen surfaces the darker surface is the new asphalt/hotmix/bitumen which will oxidise and lighten over time, and the lighter red coloured surface in the foreground is several years older.

The surface was sprinkled with yellow sand to protect it from tyre scuff marks and allow for immediate use.

The property owners chose not to install kerbing, however this can be added at a later date if required.

The advantage of using asphalt/hotmix/bitumen driveway surface instead of concrete is that the sub-base has a high clay content in this Perth hills area, which means concrete has a higher chance of cracking - as the asphalt has bitumen within it, this makes it more flexible.