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Homeowners’ Winter Checklist: Driveway, Walkway…

A young woman shovelling her driveway.

There are a lot of things we do to get ready for winter, from getting coats and hats out of the attic to making sure your furnace is working properly.

Amid all these preparations, you should also take some time to check on your driveway and other outside surfaces.  Cracks in your walkways and driveways aren’t just unsightly, they can be dangerous and a sign of larger problems to come. Left untreated, these cracks will only grow.

In this blog post, we’ll look at some steps you can take to protect your surfaces against cold weather.

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An Asphalt Driveway Sealcoating Guide for Homeowners

asphalt driveway sealcoating

Having your driveway resealed isn’t as big a job as, say, having your kitchen remodeled. But like any home improvement project, it helps to have as much information as possible early on.

That’s why we want to use this blog post to try to answer a few of the most common questions we get from homeowners about asphalt driveway sealcoating. Read on to learn the whys, hows and whens of resealing your driveway. Continue reading "An Asphalt Driveway Sealcoating Guide for Homeowners"

When is it Too Cold to Lay Asphalt?

when is it too cold to lay asphaltWhen you think of people putting down asphalt, you tend to picture that work happening during the hot weather months.

That’s because people in the asphalt repair industry tend to agree that the period between mid-June and September is the best time to lay asphalt.

Does that mean that your driveway or parking lot is off limits once October comes? Not necessarily. It’s just the question “When is it too cold to lay asphalt” is one that doesn’t have a simple answer.

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How Does Synthetic Asphalt Repair Work?

synthetic asphalt repair

When you think about it, your driveway sees a lot of traffic.

Maybe not as much traffic as, say, the road you take to work or even the street that goes past your house, but there’s still a steady flow of vehicles pulling into your drive on a regular basis.

You and your family members’ cars, visitors, repair crews, delivery drivers: Add in the effects of time and weather, and eventually, you’ll have a driveway that has seen better days.

That’s where synthetic asphalt repair comes into play. Some homeowners choose to use cold patch to fix their asphalt driveways, but we’d argue that synthetic asphalt repair is the better option. Here’s why.

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What is Grading and Paving?

grading and paving

Asphalt is durable, but it’s not indestructible. Over time, it begins to break down, which makes things tough on your vehicles and lowers the value of your property.

That’s where an asphalt repair process known as grade and pave can help. Read on to learn whether this asphalt repair method is right for your property and to learn some of its benefits.

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What is Hot Rubberized Crack Sealing?

driveway crack sealer

Everyone has their arch-enemy. Batman and the Joker. The Lakers and the Celtics. Coke and Pepsi.

Even in the driveway crack sealer world, you’ll find a different kind of rivalry: Water vs. asphalt. We’d argue that water is perhaps the worst thing that can happen to asphalt. Consider this:

  • When water gets into cracks in the asphalt, it can erode the foundation
  • When water freezes and thaws it forms potholes
  • When cracks in the asphalt get big enough, dirt can collect and allow weeds to grow

If you have noticed cracks forming in your asphalt, you’re going need driveway crack sealer. Fixing cracks with a hot rubberized driveway crack sealer before they can turn into potholes is one of the wisest things you can do for your property, saving you money by extending the life of your asphalt.

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How to Maintain a Paved Driveway

nj driveway paving

The asphalt that makes up your driveway is durable, but it’s not indestructible.

As anyone in the NJ driveway paving business can tell you, weather, foot and car traffic, and the passage of time all conspire to turn a surface that was once smooth and black into something grey and uneven.

That doesn’t mean you’re doomed to end up with an unattractive driveway. Here are a few things you can do to keep your drive well-maintained.

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What is Infrared Asphalt Repair?

What is infrared asphalt repair

There are a lot of reasons why people choose asphalt as a paving material: it’s cost-effective, it’s durable, and it’s easy to apply.

Treat your asphalt well and you’ll get years of use out of your driveway or parking lot. That means holding routine inspections and carrying out regular maintenance and repairs.

In today’s blog post, we’re going to talk about a specific type of fix for your paving material: infrared asphalt repair.

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How Often Should a Driveway be Sealed? And Common Questions About Protecting Your Driveway

how long does sealcoating last

Like a lot of businesses, we get questions.

“How long does sealcoating last?”

“When is the best time to apply sealcoating?”

“How often do I need to have my driveway resealed?”

So today, we’d like to take the time to answer some of the more common questions we get to help you get a better idea of what’s involved when you add sealcoating to your driveway or parking lot.

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7 Signs Your Asphalt Needs Repair

A pothole in need of asphalt driveway repair

The past few months have been pretty rough on local drivers, with the wintry freeze/thaw cycle leaving some serious potholes in area roads.

But sometimes damage to asphalt isn’t as obvious as a crater-sized divot in the highway. That doesn’t mean it isn’t as serious. Here are a few signs asphalt driveway repair or parking lot upgrades may be in your future. Continue reading "7 Signs Your Asphalt Needs Repair"