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
Do you have a plain-looking concrete wall along your property line or flanking your driveway? Do you wish that wall had a smoother, more attractive surface? Parge coating can deliver that outcome. Parge is a thin, cementitious substance that is trowel-pressed over the surface of the wall in a technique similar to applying stucco to a house. The practice is common among masonry and concrete and asphalt repair companies and might be the solution to your unsightly wall problem.
14 March 2016