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10 Reasons Causing Cracks in Asphalt Driveways

2 April 2017

Your driveway is one of those things that most homeowners hardly ever think about. It is usually the first thing that people notice when coming to your home. Asphalt remains the most common material to use for driveways and is also the least expensive and durable. It is an affordable, safe and attractive surface for paving your driveway. Over time, most driveways begin to crack, showing signs of wear and …

Concrete vs. Asphalt: Which Surfacing Material Works Better for Driveways?

24 March 2017

Installing a driveway is a common practice for homes, offices and public properties alike, because of the easy accessibility and safety this offers for vehicles. However, since driveways cannot be constructed every day, the material chosen for paving plays an imperative role in its success. Concrete, paving and asphalt are the most common materials used in private and commercial properties. While concrete is a good surfacing option, asphalt is definitely …

Why is Asphalt the Best Surfacing Choice for Your Property?

10 March 2017

Driveways, paths, ramps and other finished surfaces have always added to the aesthetic appeal of homes and commercial properties. However, they are no longer installed just for the sake of beauty. In addition to their obvious visual appeal, proper asphalt also provides an element of safety and convenience for property owners, visitors and guests. Since it is such an important feature of your abode, it is crucial to pick the …

Keep Asphalt Driveways Good As New with Proper Care and Maintenance

1 March 2017

If you’re thinking about having a new driveway installed, asphalt is the most durable and economical option. It’s also very popular, since: Asphalt driveways are more hardwearing than concrete or gravel. They can withstand weather elements, including heat and cold, rain and dry weather, as well as pressure from all kinds of vehicles large and small. It is also ecofriendly as it is recyclable which makes it ideal for all …

10 Precautionary Measures to Avoid Pothole Disaster

21 February 2017

Potholes were originally named due to their being the same size and shape as pots. Potholes are round bowl-shaped holes in the ground which occur due to the loosening of the asphalt due to the heavy use of it by traffic as well as the wearing down of the roads due to the elements. Potholes form when a certain section of the road has become worn out which tends to …

5 Ways to Protect Your Asphalt Pavement from Water Damage

7 November 2016

Ever wondered why your pavement becomes riddled with potholes? Water is one of the main causes of asphalt pavement degradation and can lead to cracks, potholes and base failures. The longer water tends to pool on top of your pavement after which it will eventually start to seep into the pavement and eat away at the foundation, the worse the problem will become. This causes some parts of the asphalt …

10 Common Asphalt Pavement Reconstruction Dilemmas & Their Solutions

4 November 2016

Dealing with pavement reconstruction dilemmas? Well, you are not alone, and we have the answers that you are looking for. Let’s check out 10 common asphalt pavement reconstruction dilemmas and the solutions. When Should You Resurface/Reconstruct your Parking Lot or Driveway? This should be done when the surface of your asphalt has become heavily oxidized, but the pavement base remains in good stable condition. The condition of the subgrade can …

What Property Managers MUST Consider when Budgeting Asphalt Paving Maintenance

28 October 2016

Do you struggle with budgeting your asphalt-related needs? An aging car park is always a tricky department for all you property managers as you can’t afford to let those cracks turn into potholes. Evaluate Your Pavement’s Condition A good start would be to check the condition of your pavement. This is what you should check to get a good evaluation of your pavement: Check if your asphalt is faded Check …

Tack Coats to Improve Your Asphalt Paving Driveways

8 October 2016

Asphalt emulsions are the best eco-friendly way to reduce costs, recycle and re-use old paving material. A tack coat is a spray application of asphalt emulsion which provides a layer which creates a bond between the current existing pavement and a new overlay. Tack coats increase the strength and fatigue life of your pavement at a much lower cost. A well-laid tack coat provides a uniformly thin, sticky adhesive film …

10 Precautionary Measures to Avoid Pothole Disaster

25 August 2016

Potholes were originally named due to their being the same size and shape as pots. Potholes are round bowl-shaped holes in the ground which occur due to the loosening of the asphalt due to the heavy use of it by traffic as well as the wearing down of the roads due to the elements. Potholes form when a certain section of the road has become worn out which tends to …