Yearly Archives: 2018

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6 Ways That Winter Weather Affects Asphalt

November 28th, 2018|Asphalt|

Cold, wet, winter weather can have drastic consequences on asphalt roads, driveways, parking lots, and more. Canada is known for its harsh winters, and without proper planning and maintenance, your asphalt is at risk for catastrophic failure. Fortunately, if you understand the ways in which winter weather affects asphalt and make a proactive plan, your [...]

5 Tips for Staying Safe When Working with Asphalt

July 11th, 2018|Asphalt, Asphalt Safety|

Working with asphalt can be a dangerous job, and we encourage all homeowners to leave it to the professionals. Even among properly trained and highly skilled crews, injuries and even deaths have occurred. If you are committed to doing your own asphalt work, though, you can minimize your risk of injury by following these tips. [...]

3 Ways That Seasonal Changes Affect Asphalt

July 11th, 2018|Asphalt|

Asphalt is durable and tough, but it does have its weaknesses. It is particularly susceptible to seasonal changes due to expansion and contraction. It is vital to prepare your asphalt for the changing seasons, and to seal, resurface, and repair it as needed to maximize its useful life. Here are 3 ways that seasonal changes [...]

What to Do if You Find a Sinkhole

July 11th, 2018|Sinkholes|

While asphalt cracks and even potholes are relatively slow to progress and easy to repair, a sinkhole is entirely different. It can quickly swallow a great deal of land, taking cars, homes, and even people with it. If you find a sinkhole, it is imperative that you act quickly. Here is what you should do. [...]

6 Fun Facts About Asphalt

June 11th, 2018|Asphalt|

If you need a driveway, parking lot, or road, you have probably considered asphalt paving. Asphalt is a wonderful paving material because it is durable and can be laid smooth. Yet you may not have given thought to what asphalt actually is or where it comes from. Here are some fun facts about asphalt. Asphalt [...]

3 Steps to Repair Cracks in Asphalt Driveway

March 22nd, 2018|Driveway Repair|

Asphalt is a sturdy material that can last for years. However, it does need periodic maintenance to keep water out. Water intrusion through small cracks in the driveway’s surface is the number one cause of asphalt failure. As the seasons change, water under the surface freezes and thaws, expanding and contracting and eroding your driveway [...]

Tips for Removing Snow and Ice from Asphalt

March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Although fresh snow creates a beautiful winter wonderland, soon the reality sets in that you have to remove it in order to go about your daily life. Improper snow removal techniques can tear up your driveway, as well as your lawn and sidewalks, so it is important to do it right. Here are some tips [...]