If you're in the process of building a new house and haven't thought about what type of material you need for your driveway, then you better start thinking about it. The design of your driveway will depend on the style of your home, the climate you have to deal with, as well as your particular visual preferences. Here are four different options to consider. Crushed Shells If you have a Cape Cod style home and want the classic driveway that is found in Maine and other seaside places, then you might like to get crushed shells.
27 September 2016
If you have an asphalt driveway that you would like to maintain as much as possible, you will want to review the following suggestions. Keep It Swept Clean You will not want to allow a lot of leaves, grass clipping, twigs, rocks, or dead bugs to build up on your asphalt driveway. The main reason for this is because over time, those things can make their way into small cracks that may form in the driveway.
11 August 2016
Are you the owner of a property that has a parking lot in rough shape? Are you thinking that you'll have to have the parking lot ripped out and completely replaced? While this is sometimes necessary to restore a parking lot to good condition, it may not be something that you need to do. Instead of completely replacing the parking lot, you may be able to simply seal it instead. Here are some ways that sealing can help:
23 May 2016
Concrete does not last forever, which is why so many paving contractors are busy repairing roads most of the year. If your sidewalk or driveway has some lumps, bumps or loose chunks, then you will want to talk to a residential paving contractor. The residential paving contractor can help in all of the following ways. Assessing the Severity of the Damage The paving contractor will take a closer look at your sidewalk or driveway to determine just what kind of concrete was used before.
4 May 2016
You can reasonably expect the driveway of your home to last up to three decades, but there are a variety of different factors that can prematurely wear out the asphalt. Whether you've just hired a paving contractor to install a new driveway for you or you're hoping to get a few more years out of your current driveway before the asphalt falls into disrepair, the good news is that you can use a number of methods to increase the lifespan of your driveway.
29 March 2016
If you have more cars than parking spaces in front of your home, it can be tempting to simply park your extra cars on the lawn. But although this solution may be quicker and more convenient than investing in paved parking spots, it can also shorten the lifespan of your car, ruin your yard and even get you into trouble with the law. Before you get in the habit of leaving your vehicles in the yard, consider these four reasons why you should choose paving over bare grass or dirt.
25 March 2016
If you currently have a gravel driveway, you may be considering replacing it with an asphalt driveway. Below are some pros and cons of an asphalt driveway when compared to gravel so you can determine if this is something you should do. Pros of an Asphalt Driveway Weeds You likely have weeds growing up through your gravel driveway on a regular basis. It can be difficult to keep up with them, and pulling them every day becomes a chore.
23 March 2016
Striping pavement refers to marking off lanes, parking spots, and other components of a parking lot. These lines are integral in maintaining order in your parking lot. Whether you have just installed a brand new parking lot, or the lines have faded on an old parking lot, you need to pay careful attention to the type of pain you use to make the stripes. While some municipalities will regulate the type of paint you can use, when you do have a choice, you should weigh your options carefully.
21 March 2016
Did winter leave you with a crumbling area or new pothole on your asphalt driveway? If so, you don't have to live with the damage. In fact, it's best to repair it as soon as possible so it doesn't get larger and compromise more of your paving. The following tips can help you successfully patch the hole. Tip #1: Clean It Up Rough holes or holes filled with debris don't take a patch very well.
18 March 2016
Damage to your home's pavement can be a particularly troublesome issue to experience. In addition to being unsightly, it can cause damage to your car's tires. Unfortunately, cracking pavement is often assumed to be a natural part of the aging process. However, cracks are not normal for pavement, and they can actually worsen until they are repaired. To help new homeowners address cracks in their driveways, it is important to use the following couple of tips when addressing this type of problem.
16 March 2016