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Is it Possible to Use Asphalt in the Winter?

Is it Possible to Use Asphalt in the Winter?

December 09, 2019

Is it possible to use asphalt in the winter? The short answer is yes, but there’s a catch. Cold patch asphalt is usable in the winter to fill some pot holes in an emergency. If paving with hot asphalt is the goal, however, it’s better to wait for the spring and summer months. For it to perform at its best, asphalt needs to remain at a consistently high temperature. That’s increasingly more difficult to do on frozen ground with below freezing temperatures.

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Asphalt Maintenance Tips: Extend the Life of Your Driveway

Asphalt Maintenance Tips: Extend the Life of Your Driveway

November 25, 2019

Having to repave or resurface an asphalt driveway or parking lot is an expense that most people don’t save for. Doing either one of those is a sizable expense that you can avoid if you follow some basic asphalt maintenance tips. Stay ahead of damage and wear by setting up a maintenance schedule so your pavement lasts longer. Doing a few small things regularly will squeeze many extra years out of your driveway—and save you money. If you don’t have the proper asphalt repair products needed to do this work, there are professionals available to do the work for you.  For larger jobs, that might be the best course of action.

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Why Should I Have My Pavement Seal Coated?

Why Should I Have My Pavement Seal Coated?

November 08, 2019

Fall is the best time of the year for sealcoating, because the temperatures are ideal. If you don’t know what sealcoating is exactly, we’ll explain. Sealcoating is preventative maintenance for your driveway or parking lot. Think of it like a paint coat on your house or a stain on your deck—it’s there to protect what’s underneath. A properly applied sealcoat layer acts as a moisture barrier that keeps water and ice from aging your pavement. It fills small cracks and holes that can become large cracks and holes if left alone. They have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to do a great job. If you’ve been asking yourself, “why should I have my pavement seal coated,” here’s your answer.

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Which is Better? Asphalt Resurfacing vs. Replacement

Which is Better? Asphalt Resurfacing vs. Replacement

October 30, 2019

Which option is better: asphalt resurfacing vs. replacement? It depends on how beat up your driveway is. Resurfacing may not be enough to fix the damage.

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What Are the ADA Requirements for Parking Lots?

What are the ADA Requirements for Parking Lots?

October 14, 2019

For paving contractors, it is important to know the laws on handicapped spaces and accessibility. There are laws in place that require certain considerations for those with physical impairments. Knowing what kind of paint striping machines equipment, and associated tools you will need ahead of the job will save time. Study the local laws so you have everything in place before you begin.

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How Soon Can New Pavement Be Sealcoated?

How Soon Can New Pavement Be Sealcoated?

October 01, 2019

After installing your new asphalt driveway, the first thing you’ll probably want to do is seal and protect it. Protecting your investment is important; however, you’ll need to resist the temptation to immediately sealcoat your driveway.

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Do the Job Right with Must-Have Asphalt Repair Tools

Do the Job Right with Must-Have Asphalt Repair Tools

September 13, 2019

Professional asphalt contractors need more than skill and knowhow to repair roads, driveways, and parking lots. Paving roads and repairing driveways takes many tools, and any contractor will tell you that having the right tool for the job is essential.

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5 Different Ways to Use Asphalt You Didn’t Know About

5 Different Ways to Use Asphalt You Didn’t Know About

September 11, 2019

Asphalt is a durable material that can withstand a lot of weather and abuse. Paving companies use heavy-duty asphalt tools to construct our nation’s roads and to pave parking lots. Asphalt is also commonly used to seal and weather-proof the roofs of industrial buildings, and most home driveways are paved with asphalt, too. Here are some different ways to use asphalt that you might not be aware of.

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How to Be Cautious and Work Safely Around Asphalt

How to Be Cautious and Work Safely Around Asphalt

September 09, 2019

Working on any jobsite comes with dangers that should be navigated in a safe manner. Not every asphalt or seal coating job is on a safe parking lot, where risk of injury is lower; some jobs involve paving a new roadway right next to traffic, where you’re at the mercy of hundreds of drivers of all skills levels. Beyond the inherent risks of working alongside traffic, working with asphalt can also have negative health effects. The chemicals used in asphalt and seal coating can cause injury if you’re exposed to them without the proper safety equipment. Follow some basic rules to work safely around asphalt and to stay healthy.

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How Different Weather Affects Asphalt Pavement

How Different Weather Affects Asphalt Pavement

August 13, 2019

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5 Common Sealcoating Questions: Answered

5 Common Sealcoating Questions: Answered

August 05, 2019

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Watch Out for Misleading Sales Techniques

Watch Out for Misleading Sales Techniques

July 17, 2019

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