Yearly Archives: 2017

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7 Steps to Seal an Asphalt Driveway

November 8th, 2017|Asphalt Sealing|

One of the easiest ways to protect your asphalt driveway is a seal coat. This thin barrier will help your driveway repel water, gas, oil, and other chemicals that could otherwise penetrate and weaken the asphalt. A seal coat typically lasts 2 to 3 years, though it should be inspected annually. Although your asphalt contractor [...]

The 6 Steps to Build a New Asphalt Driveway

November 8th, 2017|Asphalt, Driveway Repair|

Although installing a new asphalt driveway requires specialized training and equipment that puts the job out of reach for virtually all DIY enthusiasts, it is still useful to know what the process is. A detailed understanding of what is involved will help you read your estimate and keep an eye on the progress of the [...]

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Install an Asphalt Driveway

September 23rd, 2017|Asphalt Maintenance, Asphalt Paving, Asphalt Repair|

The function and appearance of your home’s driveway contribute a lot to its overall curb appeal. A broken and damaged driveway not only looks terrible, but it could even damage your tires or those of your guests. Every so often, then, you’ll have to replace it. […]

5 Tips for Fixing Asphalt After a Storm

July 20th, 2017|Asphalt Maintenance|

Both summer rains and winter snowstorms can wreak havoc on your asphalt. Proper maintenance and storm preparation can help to minimize the risk of damage, but sooner or later you will likely need some repairs. Here are 5 tips for fixing your asphalt after a storm. […]

Weather Considerations for New Paving Services

May 22nd, 2017|Asphalt Paving|

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. […]

3 Reasons to Repair Potholes in the Spring

April 21st, 2017|Asphalt Repair|

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. […]

The Benefits of Asphalt vs. Concrete Driveways

March 8th, 2017|Asphalt|

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? […]

How to Maintain Your Asphalt Throughout the Winter

March 8th, 2017|Asphalt Repair|

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. […]