Between heavy rains, snow storms and the daily wear and tear of traffic, the asphalt in your driveway or parking lot can take a beating. Adding a sealcoat to your asphalt can protect your driveway and your investment. But what does sealcoating do to help?
To answer that question, we need to first discuss how asphalt works.
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If you’re a proud homeowner—the sort of person who takes pride in maintaining a clean, properly repaired and well-kempt property—you’re likely aware of the importance of driveway maintenance. A home’s driveway, after all, is one of the first things a visitor notices about your property. If it’s cracked and rutted, it suggests that its owner isn’t necessarily concerned with the important details of home ownership.
And yet even if you are prepared to fix your faulty driveway, you’ll still need to decide whether its cracks and ruts are minor enough to allow for a driveway sealcoating job in New Jersey, or if you’ll need to have the entire driveway repaved. That can be a tough question for the average homeowner to answer, which is why we’ve put together an article that will help you decide exactly which sort of repairs you should be considering.
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Concrete driveway or asphalt driveway? Which one will last longer? Which option will be more expensive to install? What are the most important pros and cons of each?
If you’re in the position of needing to install a driveway—or even a parking lot—at a residential or commercial location, these will likely be some of the very first questions you or your client will ask. Cost is always a crucial factor when planning jobs such as these, but so too is quality.
In this blog post, we’d like to share with you the several reasons we believe asphalt is always the wiser of the two choices.
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When you think of asphalt, you think of a modern invention. Watch a movie set in the old west or medieval England, and you won’t see a lot of blacktop.
Yet asphalt has been part of human life for thousands of years. The ancient Babylonians were using it to make roads as early as 615 BCE.
Why are we mentioning this? To make the point that there might be things you didn’t realize about asphalt. In this blog post, we’re going to explore some things you may not know about a subset of the asphalt world: parking lot sealcoating in New Jersey.
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Part of being a good homeowner is performing regular, preventative maintenance around the house.
This maintenance ranges from cleaning leaves from your rain gutters, to swapping out smoke alarm batteries to mowing the lawn and keeping your flower beds free of weeds.
But what about your driveway? Is it part of your maintenance regimen? If not, here are a few reasons why driveway sealcoating in New Jersey might be just what you need to keep your driveway in great condition.
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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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It is currently March, and with winter slowly ending, the long awaited & anticipated Spring is rapidly approaching. Even though lots of snow is still visible on the ground, this winter season will eventually come to end, and our thoughts can finally turn from plowing our driveways to protecting them. Now, is the perfect time to think about sealing and beautifying your driveway for the seasons to come.
With the sun shining and the snow slowly melting, you might have noticed that your asphalt pavement has suffered some damage. It’s nice to have a cessation of winter storms long enough to find out the state of your asphalt, so you can plan for any springtime repairs or maintenance in advance.
With Spring being closer than it seems, let’s start thinking and planning about how we can protect, repair and beautify our driveways and parking lots.
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