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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

5 Tips for Staying Safe When Working with Asphalt

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. [...]

July 11th, 2018|Asphalt, Asphalt Safety|0 Comments

3 Ways That Seasonal Changes Affect 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 [...]

July 11th, 2018|Asphalt|0 Comments

What to Do if You Find a Sinkhole

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. [...]

July 11th, 2018|Sinkholes|0 Comments

6 Fun Facts About 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 [...]

June 11th, 2018|Asphalt|0 Comments

3 Steps to Repair Cracks in Asphalt Driveway

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 [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Driveway Repair|0 Comments

Tips for Removing Snow and Ice from Asphalt

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 [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Steps to Seal an Asphalt Driveway

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 [...]

November 8th, 2017|Asphalt Sealing|0 Comments

The 6 Steps to Build a New Asphalt Driveway

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 [...]

November 8th, 2017|Asphalt, Driveway Repair|0 Comments