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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

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

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. […]

September 23rd, 2017|Asphalt Maintenance, Asphalt Paving, Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

5 Tips for Fixing Asphalt After a Storm

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. […]

July 20th, 2017|Asphalt Maintenance|0 Comments

Weather Considerations for New Paving Services

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. […]

May 22nd, 2017|Asphalt Paving|0 Comments

3 Reasons to Repair Potholes in the Spring

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. […]

April 21st, 2017|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

The Benefits of Asphalt vs. Concrete Driveways

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? […]

March 8th, 2017|Asphalt|0 Comments

How to Maintain Your Asphalt Throughout the Winter

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. […]

March 8th, 2017|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

How to Budget for Asphalt Repairs

Near the end of every year, many people start to reflect on the projects they completed during that year, the unexpected expenses they faced, and the work they will need to have done in the following year. If you foresee asphalt repairs in the near future, you might be wondering how to plan a realistic budget for them. Here is what you need to know. […]

October 19th, 2016|Asphalt Repair|0 Comments

The Best Time of Year to Pave or Repair Your Driveway

If you need to pave or repair your driveway, it is understandable that you prefer to do the job right away. A driveway in poor condition is unsightly and rough, and existing damage can worsen over time. However, paving or making repairs at the wrong time of year can prove to be an expensive mistake. Major repairs and new paving should only be done during the late spring and summer months, though emergency patching can be done at any time. Here is what you should know. […]

October 19th, 2016|Driveway Repair|0 Comments