Does Your Subdivion Need New Sidwalks? Reasons To Consider Asphalt


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

Four Alternative Paving Materials For A Greener Driveway


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

What Is Alligator Cracking In Asphalt Driveways And How Can I Fix It?


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

How To Prepare Your Driveway For Sealcoating


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

Places in Your Landscape That Can Benefit from Curbing


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

Asphalt Versus Concrete Driveways


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

Troubleshooting Common Problems When Attempting DIY Pavement Crack Repair


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

Two Questions About Bleed Water And Your Asphalt Pavement


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

How to Freshen the Appearance of Your Asphalt Driveway


Asphalt is a great material to use for driveways because it is budget friendly, easy to install, and can last a long time with proper care. When you get asphalt installed, you enjoy the clean appearance and sleek look, but this can fade over time. With regular use and age, asphalt has a tendency to fade in color, get cracks, and lose its overall luster. Cleaning and sealing the driveway is a great way to improve its appearance and keep it looking new for many years.

26 August 2015

Four Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing between an Asphalt or Concrete Driveway


If you are wondering whether your driveway should be constructed with asphalt or concrete, here are four questions you'll want to ask yourself to help you choose. 1. Which works best for the climate I live in? If you live in a part of the country with a warmer climate, there are advantages to going with concrete. Because it's stronger and harder than asphalt, concrete doesn't get soft in the summer heat.

24 June 2015