Categories for Asphalt Driveway

Your Three Options for Driveway Pavers

September 3, 2021

Many homeowners opt for concrete or asphalt when installing a new driveway. While these are two quality options, you may want to consider pavers instead. Pavers often provide better curb appeal than other driveway options, and they can also be easier to maintain in some cases. The three main options for pavers are brick pavers, concrete pavers and cobblestones. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about each product. Concrete pavers Some of the most popular pavers we see are made of concrete. These concrete pavers are typically molded into the shape of standard bricks, but they can come... View Article

What Causes Driveways to Crack?

July 13, 2021

When a driveway is first installed, it looks great—it’s perfectly smooth and unblemished by the elements. Over time, though, cracking and fading is bound to appear. If left unattended, these cracks can expand and become potholes that degrade the appearance and functionality of your driveway. You may be wondering what causes these cracks in the first place and how to resolve them. Let’s take a look at the leading reasons cracks happen and how driveway resurfacing can take care of them. Winter weather Icy, cold weather is one of the leading causes of asphalt cracks. That’s because natural processes and... View Article

How Long Should an Asphalt Driveway Last?

July 5, 2021

As an asphalt contractor in Prince William County, VA, one of the most common questions we receive from clients for whom we do asphalt work is how long they can expect their new driveway to last. There isn’t a simple overarching answer here—the lifespan you can get from your asphalt will depend heavily on the location in which it’s installed and how well you stay on top of its maintenance. In general, you can expect to get 20 to 30 years out of asphalt, but that assumes you’re taking good care of it and prioritizing regular resealing. In addition, the... View Article

The Benefits of Removing a Concrete Driveway Before Laying Asphalt

July 2, 2021

Many home and business owners who are considering laying new asphalt find themselves asking the question: Is it better to remove old concrete first before laying asphalt? As experienced paving contractors, we can assure you doing so will be to your advantage. It’s recommended to remove the concrete driveway first to better facilitate fast installation, maintain weather resistance and reduce costs. But there are challenges for a paving contractor with removing concrete driveways. Let’s look at the leading reasons to remove concrete before laying asphalt. Can you lay asphalt over concrete? The simple answer is that you can, but it’s... View Article

The Differences Between Concrete and Asphalt Driveways

June 21, 2021

We’re in the busy season now for pavement work, and many homeowners in Prince William County, VA will be in the market for paving contractors to repave their driveways. When you’re looking at redoing your driveway, your primary options will be using concrete or asphalt. But what’s the difference between these materials, and which should you use? Here’s a quick overview of some of the primary differences between the two. Climate The way these two materials are affected by different climates could help you make a decision. While asphalt might struggle in high heat, concrete is also likely to perform... View Article

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