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
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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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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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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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"
Here is something for our commercial customers.
Have you ever wondered about the true difference between a repair of your commercial parking lot versus maintenance? Plus the difference in the cost that is obviously associated with it? I guarantee at some point you did! And yes, there is a tremendous variation between those two.
A repair is usually partial and restores something to the original state like fixing a pothole. Repairs on a commercial site are required when something may create a liability or potential damage.
Maintenance on the other hand is regularly scheduled work that prevents deterioration or future damages and extends the life of the property (includes sealcoating, crack filling, striping and so on). By waiting to the point of complete disrepair you could be doing yourself a great disservice, which in the end will cost you a lot more money.
There are few simple steps you can take to protect your investment and extend the life span of your commercial parking lot.
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It seems like yesterday we all enjoyed the sunny warm weather, flip-flops and rays of sunshine. Now that the Summer Season is over and cold weather is rapidly approaching, the time for winter preparation begins . As we are in need of protecting ourselves from cold weather conditions , it’s important as well to protect both the interior and exterior of our homes, including our driveways. The wet weather and low temperatures are two main factors and leading causes for the cracks formation in your asphalt.
The best prevention and preservation of your asphalt is to hire a professional asphalt/sealcoating company to apply a high-grade crack-sealing compound (our specification is ASTM D6690), and apply a fresh layer of seal coat to help preserve the existing asphalt. The crack sealer contains a rubberized mixture that bonds to the asphalt to help provide a strong seal.
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