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A Beginner’s Guide To Intelligent Compaction

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Beginner’s Guide To Intelligent Compaction

Perhaps the single most critical phase of an asphalt installation project is its compaction. Historically, compaction was subject to a good deal of variance, often leading to mixed results. Today, however, compaction can be accomplished much more effectively, using sophisticated technology. Read on to get caught up to speed with the workings and benefits of so-called intelligent compaction.  The Basic Idea The key criteria in asphalt compaction is density. If density is not uniform, problems such as potholes, raveling, and cracking are...

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Understanding Common Causes Of Concrete Damage And Tips For Repairs

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Common Causes Of Concrete Damage And Tips For Repairs

If you have a concrete patio or other structure in your backyard, you may think that it’s essentially indestructible. The truth is, concrete is vulnerable to damage just like anything else. Understanding what kinds of things can damage your concrete and how you can deal with them will make it easier to protect it. Here are some of the things that you should know. What Kinds Of Things Can Damage Concrete? Many types of chemicals can be destructive to your concrete surfaces. In particular, concrete can suffer damage from acid-based...

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Care For An Asphalt Driveway

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Care For An Asphalt Driveway

If you want to save money on the initial cost of your driveway, then you should choose an asphalt driveway instead of one made from concrete. You just need to make sure that you are ready to saddle the maintenance tasks required to keep your driveway in good shape for years to come. For the most durable driveway, you should take immediate steps to both prevent damage and deal with damage when it does occur.  Apply a Sealcoat An asphalt driveway is subject to all kinds of hazards that can compromise the integrity of your driveway. For...

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Preparing Your Asphalt Driveway For Winter Temperatures

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preparing Your Asphalt Driveway For Winter Temperatures

If you have an asphalt paved driveway, chances are you want to keep it in the best of shape to help minimize the need for repair or repaving at frequent intervals. Winter weather often causes damage to asphalt if steps are not taken in advance to prepare the surface for cool temperatures and precipitation. Here are a few steps you can take before winter weather hits, helping to protect your driveway from unnecessary damage. Add A Layer Of Sealant To Protect It is important to seal your driveway every few years. This adds a...

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The 3 Primary Types Of Asphalt Cracks & Their Causes

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The 3 Primary Types Of Asphalt Cracks & Their Causes

If your parking lot is paved with asphalt, and has some cracks in it, you need to understand what is causing the cracks so that you can take the proper treatment steps. Here are the three primary types of cracks that may develop in your parking lot.  #1 Edge Cracks Like the name implies, edge cracks develop around the edges of your parking lot. They generally start as very thin hairline cracks and then become wider as they age. They can spread inward from the edges of your parking lot.  Edge cracks generally develop for one of three...

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3 Benefits Of Professional Driveway Paving

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Benefits Of Professional Driveway Paving

As a homeowner, you may like to complete home improvement projects on your own. When it comes to paving a driveway though, it may be a job that you should leave to the professionals. Consider these 3 benefits of having a professional pave your driveway. The Driveway Will Have The Correct Smoothness And Slant When paving a driveway on your own, you may find it difficult to get the proper smoothness and slant that it requires. You want the surface to be completely level so that there are no areas where water easily pools. Water should flow...

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Top Three Reasons You Need To Sealcoat Your Business Parking Lot

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Three Reasons You Need To Sealcoat Your Business Parking Lot

If your business parking lot is paved with asphalt, you need to sealcoat your parking lot on an annual basis if you want to keep your parking lot in good shape. Here are the top three reasons why investing in sealcoat is a smart move for your business and for your parking lot.  #1 Sealcoating Protects Your Parking Lot Against Spills Your parking lot is going to get things spilled on it. It is just the nature of parking lots. The vehicles that park in your lot are going to drip oil, gasoline, and may even transmission fluid and coolant...

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When To Call In Professional Crack Filling Contractors

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When To Call In Professional Crack Filling Contractors

In order to lengthen the life of your asphalt, you need to properly fill the cracks when they appear. This is because the moisture can penetrate deep beneath the surface of the asphalt, causing your driveway or parking lot damage. In addition, vegetation such as weeds and roots can grow between your asphalt pieces in the cracks. Of course, as these vegetation growths get larger, the pavement can be pushed up and away from its original location. This is a major issue as it doesn’t just cause problems with the immediate area but also...

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Asphalt Or Concrete: Choose The Right Material For Your Business’ Parking Lot

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Asphalt Or Concrete: Choose The Right Material For Your Business’ Parking Lot

As a business owner, you have many things to worry about and the appearance of your establishment  is one of them; this is one of the reasons you should make sure your parking lot looks appealing. But there are other things to consider as you choose the suitable material for your parking lot. The following are 3 things to consider in regards to the most common pavement materials, which are concrete and asphalt.   Climate The first thing you should know is just how well concrete and asphalt perform in extreme temperatures, as...

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Additional Services You Should Use When Repairing Your Store’s Asphalt Parking Lot

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Additional Services You Should Use When Repairing Your Store’s Asphalt Parking Lot

Your parking lot is one of the first spots your customers see and you want this area to look nice. To keep the area looking good, you need to know what type of services you will need besides having a new layer of asphalt. In many ways, these additional services can help you reduce further damage to the parking lot in front of your store. Cleanup Options Before any asphalt can go down, you need to know what type of cleanup services will help the asphalt look better after it goes into place. For example, if the area only has minor damage such...

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