Yearly Archives: 2019

/2019

Asphalt Parking Lot Repair for Colleges: Things to Consider

December 2nd, 2019|Asphalt Maintenance|

College campuses play host to hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of students, depending on size. A constant stream of car, bike, and foot traffic from students, faculty members, and visitors can wreak havoc if careful and ongoing maintenance is not performed. Yet careful planning is vital, as no campus can afford to just shut [...]

Winter Conditions and Their Affect on Asphalt

October 30th, 2019|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. […]

Why Should I Pave My Gravel Driveway?

October 24th, 2019|Driveway Repair|

If you have a gravel driveway, you are already aware of its advantages. Gravel is inexpensive and it can take a beating, making it a good choice for rugged applications. However, gravel also has a number of significant drawbacks. Paving your driveway can cut down on maintenance, create curb appeal, and make it much easier [...]

What Causes Potholes?

October 15th, 2019|Asphalt Repair|

A pothole is a form of asphalt failure caused by a combination of water and traffic pressure. Potholes are a reality of life in Canada and across the globe. While it is nearly impossible to entirely prevent potholes from forming, understanding their causes can help you minimize their effects. What Is Asphalt? To truly understand [...]

Should I Patch, Resurface, or Replace My Asphalt Driveway?

September 16th, 2019|Asphalt Repair|

Asphalt driveways are relatively easy and inexpensive to repair, when compared to other common driveway surfaces. However, repairs do not always make the most sense. The age of your driveway, the extent of needed repairs, and your goals for the driveway will help you decide which option is best for you. Here is what you [...]

Asphalt Failure Prevention

August 14th, 2019|Asphalt Maintenance|

Asphalt pavement is built to last, but nothing lasts forever. The estimated lifespan for asphalt is 12-20 years. Stress from heavy vehicles or continual traffic, expansion and contraction from extreme temperature changes, and even exposure to the sun will eventually wear it down. However, you can maximize the lifespan of your asphalt, and prevent complete [...]

Choosing the Right Asphalt for Your Project

August 1st, 2019|Asphalt Paving|

Asphalt is a highly versatile material that is well-suited to a seemingly endless array of road, driveway, and parking lot applications. It creates clean lines, wears well, and does not create significant dust. However, not all asphalt is the same. It is very important to understand the different types available when choosing the right asphalt for [...]

Asphalt Driveway Edging: What You Need to Know

July 24th, 2019|Driveway Repair|

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. […]

The Essential Elements of a Quality Asphalt Driveway

April 23rd, 2019|Asphalt Driveway|

A quality asphalt driveway is aesthetically pleasing, strong, and durable, easily lasting two decades or more. However, the driveway must be properly designed, constructed, and maintained to achieve this lifespan. Here are the essential elements of a quality asphalt driveway. Site Prep and Foundation The site of your future driveway must be prepared to accept [...]

Signs of a Neglected Parking Lot

April 10th, 2019|Parking Lot Maintenance|

Asphalt has an estimated useful life of around 25 years. To maximize its lifespan, though, it is essential to perform regular maintenance and repairs. If you neglect this responsibility, you will start to notice worsening damage that could lead to early replacement. Here are some common signs of a neglected parking lot. Cracks Cracking is [...]