Categories for Asphalt Driveway

What Can I Do To Protect My Asphalt Driveway In The Winter? 

February 20, 2023

The winter can be a challenging time for asphalt. When ice and snow begin to melt, it creates pooling water on asphalt surfaces. These puddles compromise the integrity of your asphalt surface. They also cause other issues that could be dangerous for you and your family.  Pooling Water  Pooling water can cause serious damage to your asphalt driveway or parking lot. This is especially true when ice and snow begin to melt. During these times, water will expand as it freezes and thaws. This can break down the surface of your asphalt, causing it to crumble. In addition, water can... View Article

What Are Some Changes In The Asphalt Industry?

February 13, 2023

As an industry, we have found ways to reduce our carbon footprint by increasing the use of reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP). However, over the next 10 years, the industry will need to find ways to increase recycled content in our mix designs. This means reducing the amount of waste plastic and other materials that go into our mixtures. Also, the energy needed to dry and heat these mixtures will need to be significantly reduced. Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) As roadways age, they need resurfacing or replacement to keep them functional and safe. Historically, the asphalt and aggregates on the old... View Article

How Can I Improve My Asphalt Driveway Drainage?

December 26, 2022

Rain can often be a welcoming event from Mother Nature on a hot day or during a drought. It can also be calming and beautiful. Unfortunately, rainfall can cause frustration among homeowners, especially when water pools in the driveway. Proper drainage of asphalt driveways is a common problem homeowners have. Importance of Repairing Asphalt Driveway Drainage Issues Leaving water and drainage issues untreated can wreak havoc on your driveway, landscaping, soil, and overall curb appeal of your property. Water pooling on the surface of your asphalt driveway can lead to quicker deterioration of the driveway materials. In addition, excess moisture... View Article

When Can You Drive On A New Asphalt Driveway?

August 22, 2022

Asphalt driveways have become popular because they offer many benefits over other types of driveways. For instance, asphalt driveways are durable and much easier to maintain. They also offer a variety of design options that can be customized to match the look of your home. However, one of the frequently asked questions is, "How long should I wait before I can drive on my newly paved asphalt driveway?" We’ll be discussing this question in this article to help you avoid unnecessary damage to your new installation. Driving on a New Asphalt Driveway You spent your hard-earned money on a new... View Article

Is It Time To Patch, or Replace My Driveway?

July 18, 2022

Your driveway plays two major roles: style and function. A driveway in disrepair definitely lacks style, while a well-maintained one can boost your curb appeal. Plus, it offers space for parking, a smooth surface for riding bikes or playing basketball, and passage into your garage.  It’s difficult to decide between replacing and patching your driveway when it gets damaged. Both can be costly, so it’s important to research carefully to determine the best solution. Here are some things to note:  The Age of Your Driveway Most driveways, concrete or asphalt, are likely to last for about 25 years. If your driveway is... View Article

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