Asphalt is very tough, but for a while after it's installed it needs special care in order to look and function its best. This FAQ will address a problem that some people experience as a result of improper asphalt care. What causes car tires to make dents in a new asphalt driveway? When asphalt is first installed, it is relatively soft. During that time, asphalt is easily dented or warped by heavy or pointed objects.
28 July 2016
If you are in the process of having a new home built, there will eventually come a time when you will have to start thinking about the access path to get to your house. While many people simply stick with gravel, paving the drive of a residential property is always the more feasible option because this offers longevity and a more permanent solution to your access needs. If you have little experience with driveway paving and the installation of a newly paved driveway, you are bound to have some questions where cost is concerned.
28 July 2016
If you have an asphalt driveway or private road on your property, you know that this is one of the easier materials to deal with because you can easily patch cracks and replace sections, rather than having to repave the entire driveway to fix a broken section. However, there comes a point when you just can't patch anymore because you've already patched so much of the driveway. Should you reach this point and decide to repave the whole thing, you may want to use recycled asphalt product, or RAP.
13 June 2016
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