How To Prevent Cracking In Your Asphalt Driveway Over Winter


Winters are brutal to just about every material. Concrete and asphalt suffer extensively if you do not prepare them for the drastic change in temperature and weather. Here are a few things you should be doing the minute the temperatures begin cooling off in early autumn.  Wash and Dry the Asphalt in Your Driveway Yes, this step seems weird, but the next step requires a clean surface. Use a hand sprayer attachment on the end of a garden hose, or a pressure washer.

27 December 2017

How To Make Sure Your Parking Lot Lasts For Years


If you just had a new parking lot poured for your business, you probably want your investment to last. Here are some things that you need to pay attention to in order to make sure that you get as many years as possible out of your new parking lot. #1 Always Clean Up Debris One of the easiest ways to extend the life of your new parking lot is by keeping it clean.

6 April 2016

What Is Porous Asphalt?


Asphalt has paved the way for years, but it hasn't always been the most optimal material for roadways. If your car has ever been in danger of hydroplaning down the highway because of gathering pools of water during a rainstorm, you've experienced one of the major problems. Luckily, porous asphalt is the reigning solution. According to the National Asphalt Pavement Association, porous asphalt has been proving its worth since the mid-1970s. It provides a means for developers and planners to manage storm water.

5 January 2016

Pothole Repair Vs. Pothole Patching: How And Why They Are Done


You might assume that a pothole patch fixes a pothole, and so it does for a short while. However, a true pothole repair is much more involved than just filling the hole. Here are the key differences between pothole repair and pothole patching and how and why one is used over the other. Pothole Patching Just Fills The Hole Temporarily You can fill a pothole with just about anything and it will be considered "

5 October 2015

Strategies For Keeping Your Parking Lot In Good Shape


Regular attention to maintenance and minor repair work is important for keeping an asphalt parking lot looking nice and preventing new problems from getting bigger. To some extent, the parking lot is a reflection of your business and part of the first impression people have when they drive in. Follow some strategies that maintain the lot between appointments for seal coating, repaving, and painting.  Routinely Inspect the Lot  You or a trusted employee should walk around the entire lot at least weekly and identify any problems that have developed.

22 July 2015

Asphalt Curing, Cracking, And Sealing: How To Extend The Life Of Asphalt Pavement


The difference between a gravel road and a paved road is in the binder that holds asphalt together. While many people think of asphalt as a solid surface, it is in fact made up mostly of aggregate, or coarse material that may include crushed rocks and stones, sand, and broken cement. Unlike a loose gravel road, however, this aggregate is mixed with an asphalt binder to create the "solid" pavement of an asphalt road.

9 July 2015

Common Questions Concerning Residential Asphalt Paving


If you are choosing to have a new asphalt drive installed on your property, there is no doubt that you are making a good decision. Asphalt paving is a popular choice because of its ability to withstand the elements and remain functional for years down the road. Here are a few of the most common questions homeowners have about their new drive. How Long After the Paving is Complete Will It be Safe for Use?

15 October 2014