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What Causes Potholes?

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 [...]

October 15th, 2019|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

September 16th, 2019|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

Asphalt Failure Prevention

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 [...]

August 14th, 2019|Asphalt Maintenance|0 Comments

Choosing the Right Asphalt for Your Project

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 [...]

August 1st, 2019|Asphalt Paving|0 Comments

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. […]

July 24th, 2019|Driveway Repair|0 Comments

The Essential Elements of a Quality 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 [...]

April 23rd, 2019|Asphalt Driveway|0 Comments

Signs of a Neglected Parking Lot

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 [...]

April 10th, 2019|Parking Lot Maintenance|0 Comments

How Thoughtful Paving Contractors Earn Their Clients’ Trust

If you have never worked with a paving contractor before, you might wonder what to expect. After all, your contractor will invade your personal or commercial space for some time, charge you money, and ultimately provide a piece of asphalt that you hope will last for years to come. To successfully navigate the process, thoughtful [...]

March 1st, 2019|Paving Contractors|0 Comments

Preparing Your Parking Lot for Striping

Faded paint in your parking lot is not only unattractive, but it can be a safety issue. Property managers are responsible for ensuring that their parking lots have clearly marked regular and accessible parking spots, traffic flow arrows, and other vital details. If your parking lot no longer looks its best, it might be time [...]

January 24th, 2019|Asphalt Maintenance|0 Comments

6 Ways That Winter Weather Affects 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 [...]

November 28th, 2018|Asphalt|0 Comments