Categories for Asphalt Maintenance

Why It’s Important To Repair A Catch Basin Before Completing Asphalt Repaving

April 1, 2024

Catch basins are an essential component of any drainage system, helping to collect and divert water away from roads, parking lots, and other paved surfaces. Over time, catch basins can become damaged or clogged, causing water to pool on the surface and increasing the risk of damage to the pavement. When planning to repave an asphalt surface, it is important to inspect and repair any catch basins in the area before completing the repaving work. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of repairing catch basins before completing asphalt repaving and the potential consequences of neglecting this crucial... View Article

What Are Some Signs I Might Need To Replace My Asphalt Driveway?

January 31, 2024

Having a well-maintained driveway is not only functional, but it also enhances the curb appeal of your property. Over time, however, your asphalt driveway may deteriorate due to weather conditions, heavy traffic, or improper installation. Knowing when to replace your asphalt driveway is crucial to prevent further damage and costly repairs. Here are some signs that indicate it may be time to replace your asphalt driveway. 1. Cracks and Potholes: One of the most common signs that your asphalt driveway needs replacement is the presence of cracks and potholes. While minor cracks can be repaired, an excessive number of large... View Article

What Uses Are There For Recycled Asphalt?

December 4, 2023

Recycled asphalt, also known as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), is a sustainable and environmentally friendly material that is gaining popularity in various industries. When old asphalt is removed from roads, parking lots, or other surfaces, it can be milled and processed into recycled asphalt. This material can then be used in a wide range of applications. In this blog post, we will explore the different uses for recycled asphalt and why it is an excellent choice for various projects. 1. Road Construction and Repair One of the primary uses for recycled asphalt is in road construction and repair. The reclaimed... View Article

How Can I Increase The Lifespan Of My New Asphalt Driveway?

October 24, 2023

Having a new asphalt driveway adds both beauty and value to your property. However, the lifespan of your driveway depends on several factors, including the freeze/thaw cycles and the type of soil underneath the base stone. In regions where the freeze/thaw cycle is not as much of a concern, the life expectancy of your driveway can be considerably longer. In this blog post, we will explore some key strategies to increase the lifespan of your new asphalt driveway. 1. Proper Installation First and foremost, ensure that your asphalt driveway is installed correctly. This means hiring a professional and reputable paving... View Article

What Is Alligator Asphalt Cracking?

August 31, 2023

Alligator asphalt cracking, also known as fatigue cracking or crocodile cracking, is a common pavement distress that occurs in asphalt surfaces. It is characterized by a series of interconnected cracks that resemble the skin of an alligator or crocodile, hence the name. This type of cracking is not only unsightly but also poses significant risks to the integrity and longevity of the pavement. Understanding the causes and prevention methods can help you address alligator asphalt cracking and ensure the durability of your pavement. What Causes Alligator Asphalt Cracking? Alligator asphalt cracking is primarily caused by the repeated traffic loads on... View Article

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