If you are in the middle of a remodeling or renovation project, you are probably well aware of all the different machinery you are going to need to make it happen. While you expect your machinery to work like it should, you have to do your part to make sure your machines are in top operating condition at all times. One of the main pieces of machinery you will often need when doing an add-on project is that of a cement mixer.
16 February 2016
As the owner of a new asphalt driveway, you might drive around town and notice older driveways and parking lots that are fading and have large cracks. You pledge to never allow that to happen to your own driveway, but you may be unaware of what you can do to avoid it. Use the following suggestions to help your driveway stay sleek and smooth. Get Your Driveway Sealcoated One of the reasons that asphalt driveways start to fade is because of constant exposure to sun, rain and snow.
12 January 2016
If everyone in your subdivision is complaining about the condition of the old sidewalks, it may be time to consider replacing them instead of repairing the concrete. If people like to run, use strollers and bike around your subdivision, concrete may not be the best paving option. Instead, asphalt could be the best solution. Asphalt can be poured over the existing concrete to reduce time and removal costs when changing out the sidewalks and it cools quickly and be used within hours of being poured, depending on thickness and temperature outside.
17 November 2015
Driveways are so ubiquitous and unassuming that many homeowners never stop to consider their options when a renovation is necessary. But the standard asphalt driveway is beginning to receive some scrutiny for its contributions to the heat island effect, flash flooding, and manufacturing pollution. Thankfully, there are now several alternative driveway paving materials that can both combat these negative effects while still providing a sturdy, long-lasting and attractive driveway.
20 October 2015
Heavy cracks often appear in asphalt, a problem which can significantly decrease the curb value of your home. One of the most destructive types of these cracks is alligator cracking. Identifying this problem and taking steps to remedy it can help you get your driveway looking as good as new. Identifying Alligator Cracking The first thing you need to do is identify whether or your asphalt is truly suffering from alligator cracks.
16 September 2015
Asphalt is a good building material for a driveway. It is hard enough to hold its shape even if it gets wet, yet flexible enough that it won't crack when subjected to stress. On the other hand, weather can have an adverse effect on an asphalt driveway. In order to make sure that your driveway remains in good shape, you have to take steps to protect it from the elements, and this is where sealcoating comes into play.
8 September 2015
Curbing refers to decorative borders that paving contractors can place on your property. There are many benefits to your landscape in using curbing, such as helping to define certain areas or protect against weed growth. Here are some areas of your yard that can benefit from curbing. Trees Your trees can benefit from curbing around their trunks. Not only is the effect appealing, but curbing protects your trees against lawn mower blades and weed whackers and allows for more effective watering.
8 September 2015
When putting in a new driveway, people usually choose between asphalt paving and concrete. Each material has its pros and cons, so it's important to understand these before making a decision. Appearance An asphalt driveway has a black surface that will look more like the road, allowing it to blend in more. A concrete driveway will be more of an off white color, although there are surface treatments that can be used to give it a different look and it can even be stamped to give it a different texture.
4 September 2015
Your driveway is easily one of the first things people see when they arrive at your home and for this reason, most homeowners deeply care about its aesthetic appearance. While a paved driveway is almost always the preference, over time, damages and cracks can start to show up, making your drive appear neglected. If you are like a lot of homeowners, you will head off to the local home improvement store and pick up a pavement crack repair product to fill in the gaps.
31 August 2015
When asphalt pavement is constructed, it is very important that excess water (bleed water) evaporates. If there is too much bleed water left inside the concrete mixture, it can cause the surface of the asphalt to be weak. You will notice scaling that will happen quickly, which will ruin the look of your new asphalt. Here are two questions you may have about bleed water. Why Is It So Important That bleed Water Evaporates?
28 August 2015