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Temporary Fixes For A Damaged Driveway Until You Can Hire A Paving Contractor

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A cracked or hole-filled asphalt driveway is problematic not only because it diminishes the overall look of your yard but also because it can be dangerous for your children on their bicycles and individuals such as the mail carrier who walk up the driveway. The best solution is to contact a licensed paving contractor to have the asphalt professionally repaired or, when the driveway is completely worn out, repaved. If you're on a budget, however, you might need to save up for a little while before hiring this professional.

7 June 2016

Repair Options For Damaged Asphalt Driveways

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Although the asphalt concrete used in many driveways is very durable, the material can become eroded due to heavy use or lots of inclement weather. You may start to notice cracks in the surface that eventually go all the way through the asphalt. There are various ways to repair an asphalt driveway, depending on the stages of damage you have.  Patching Your Asphalt In some cases, you can get away with simply patching the asphalt.

6 June 2016

Options For Driveway Repair

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If you have started to notice damage to your driveway, there are a few different fixes depending on your budget. Here are some of the driveway repair options.  Driveway Patching The simplest form of driveway repair is called patching. Your asphalt repair technician will use new material to fill in the gap in your driveway and seal the materials together. This is great for when you have just a small area of damage.

3 June 2016

Maintaining An Asphalt Parking Lot

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As a small business owner, it's important to protect your investments. While many appreciate what this means for their buildings and equipment, not everybody stops to consider that a parking lot requires maintenance and protection as well. If you would like to learn more about keeping your parking lot in tip-top shape, read on. This article will teach you about how to maintain an asphalt parking lot. Yearly Maintenance Your annual maintenance efforts should be concentrated on two main objectives: removing automotive oil from the surface of the asphalt and sealing any cracks.

3 June 2016

Is It Time To Repave Your Asphalt Driveway? Signs To Look For

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There are many factors that affect how long an asphalt driveway will last. This includes the mixture of asphalt used to lay the surface, the amount of wear it is subjected to and the weather elements it is exposed to. Since there is not a hard and fast time frame for how long an asphalt surface will last, it is important to know what the signs are that indicate an asphalt driveway needs to be repaved.

27 May 2016

Homeowner's Guide To Concrete Sealing

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As a building material, concrete is pretty darn durable. Yet over time, a concrete surface is prone to degradation and damage--especially if it's located outdoors. If you have recently installed a new concrete driveway paving or walkway at your home, and would like to learn more about extending its lifespan as much as possible, read on. This article will present some helpful information about the world of concrete sealers. The Benefits Of Sealing Concrete

27 May 2016

How Can You Tell If Your Private Road Needs To Be Sealcoated This Summer?

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Sealcoating your asphalt roadway closes its pores, which prevents water from penetrating the asphalt. Water penetration beneath the asphalt can cause the base beneath the roadway to become destabilized, which can lead to the early deterioration of the road. Asphalt that needs to be sealcoated will crack and crumble more quickly.  How can you tell if your private road needs to be sealcoated this summer? An asphalt road that needs to be sealcoated will have turned a light gray color.

26 May 2016

Signs Your Asphalt Surface Needs A New Layer Of Sealcoating

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After a new asphalt surface, such as a driveway, roadway, or walkway, has been laid, it is coated with a sealant. Asphalt is naturally porous and without the sealcoating, it will absorb water. This can cause it to expand and contract, which leads to cracks. These cracks can then begin to crumble and your asphalt deteriorates. However, the sealcoating doesn't last forever and it needs to be reapplied as it wears off.

25 May 2016

4 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Asphalt Driveway

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Asphalt driveways are a good choice when staying in a snowy area. The black color of the asphalt soaks in the heat from the sun, which melts the snow faster than any other type of driveway surface. Your driveway is one of the first things that visitors see. It is important to maintain and upkeep your driveway. Choosing asphalt for your driveway is an investment. This type of driveway can last up to 20 years with a routine driveway blacktop service.

25 May 2016

Two Driveway Repair Tips For New Homeowners

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When your driveway suffers damage, it can be a major eyesore for your property. Unfortunately, this is a fairly routine form of damage that most homeowners will need to address at some point or another. For those that are new to owning a home with a paved driveway, the following couple of tips can help to ensure new homeowners are as prepared as possible to address driveway damages. Repair Cracks And Potholes As Soon As Possible

20 May 2016