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Asphalt Driveway Edging: What You Need to Know

Asphalt driveways are clean, sleek, and highly durable. They can be driven on just 24 hours after laying, as opposed to waiting a week for concrete to cure. With proper maintenance, they are unlikely to develop major problems that could lead to expensive repairs, and they are not prone to staining (concrete) or dust and debris (gravel). However, the main weakness of an asphalt driveway lies in its vulnerable edges. Here is what you need to know to protect your driveway’s edges. […]

May 22nd, 2017|Driveway Repair|0 Comments

Weather Considerations for New Paving Services

New asphalt can be an elegant and highly practical solution for many applications. Whether you want to replace a gravel driveway, build a new parking lot, or turn a dirt road into a finished one, new paving can be an excellent choice. However, although properly laid asphalt is durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions with minimal damage, it must be given enough time to cure before being exposed to those conditions. Here are the weather factors you must consider when timing your new paving services. […]

May 22nd, 2017|Asphalt Paving|0 Comments

3 Reasons to Repair Potholes in the Spring

If your asphalt has developed a pothole, it is only natural to want to fix it as soon as possible. Potholes can cause damage to vehicles, and a deep pothole could even cause an accident. In addition, small potholes can worsen if they are not addressed quickly. However, while emergency repairs can be performed anytime, full repairs should wait for warm weather. Here are 3 reasons to repair potholes in spring. […]

April 21st, 2017|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

How Winter Weather Affects Asphalt

Freezing, wet weather can have a dramatic impact on asphalt driveways, roads, parking lots, and other surfaces. Without proper planning and maintenance, your asphalt can easily fall victim to Canada’s winters, dramatically shortening its useful life. Fortunately, understanding how winter weather can affect asphalt, and making a proactive plan ahead of time, can help to ensure that your asphalt survives even our most challenging winter conditions. Here is what you need to know. […]

March 31st, 2017|Asphalt|0 Comments

The Benefits of Asphalt vs. Concrete Driveways

Just like you probably give little thought to the air you breathe, you probably spend little to no time thinking about the makeup of your driveway. In both cases, though, once a problem arises (you’re wheezing or gasping for air – or you’re jostled by potholes or bothered by cracks or pesky stains you can’t get rid of) your attention shifts. You come to appreciate that which you’ve taken for granted! Let’s take a closer look at the latter: Your driveway. If you’re suddenly spending time thinking about it, you’re probably contemplating have it refinished. (Or, maybe you’ve decided to pave a brand new driveway where one didn’t exist before.) In either scenario, you have one key decision to make: Should you go with asphalt or should you go with concrete? […]

March 8th, 2017|Asphalt|0 Comments

How to Maintain Your Asphalt Throughout the Winter

The winter season is harsh on your home’s exterior. Snow and ice may damage paint, concrete, and asphalt. To prevent long term damage and to reduce repair costs, it is critical to maintain the exterior of your home. For those with asphalt driveways, pathways, or more, here’s how to maintain your asphalt throughout the winter. […]

March 8th, 2017|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

How to Prepare Your Asphalt for Winter

It’s that time of year again. Cold nights and chilly mornings are still giving way to afternoon warmth, but with Thanksgiving over and Christmas on the way, it is just a matter of time before we settle in for another frigid winter. Winter can be tough on asphalt, but taking a few precautions now can help to protect your driveway or parking lot through the long, cold months. […]

December 27th, 2016|Asphalt|0 Comments

How to Budget for Asphalt Repairs

Near the end of every year, many people start to reflect on the projects they completed during that year, the unexpected expenses they faced, and the work they will need to have done in the following year. If you foresee asphalt repairs in the near future, you might be wondering how to plan a realistic budget for them. Here is what you need to know. […]

October 19th, 2016|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

The Best Time of Year to Pave or Repair Your Driveway

If you need to pave or repair your driveway, it is understandable that you prefer to do the job right away. A driveway in poor condition is unsightly and rough, and existing damage can worsen over time. However, paving or making repairs at the wrong time of year can prove to be an expensive mistake. Major repairs and new paving should only be done during the late spring and summer months, though emergency patching can be done at any time. Here is what you should know. […]

October 19th, 2016|Driveway Repair|0 Comments

4 Ways to Improve the Life of Your Asphalt Driveway

Asphalt driveways normally last for about 20 years. However, the way you treat them can make them last a bit longer or, if they are mistreated, significantly reduce their lifespan. To maximize the life of your asphalt driveway, follow these four simple tips. […]

October 19th, 2016|Asphalt Protection|0 Comments