How Asphalt is Paved

We drive and walk over it every day, but few understand exactly what asphalt is, or how it’s laid down. It’s more than just tar and gravel. Paving takes a lot of precision calculations and experience to make sure it’s done right. Preparation Whether it’s a brand new...

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What to ask your paving contractor

When you are looking to get paving work done at your home, then you will want to ask the contractor that you are looking at a few questions. You want to know if you can trust them, and while online reviews and word of mouth are part of picking out a contractor,...

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How to increase your curb appeal

There are many things that you can do to improve the curb appeal of your home. Curb appeal is essential if you are considering selling your home. It is the first thing that potential buyers see and first impressions are key in establishing how they feel about your...

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The impact of weather on Asphalt paving

Asphalt is extremely durable, but similar to most materials, asphalt also needs proper protection from harsh weather conditions. Conditions ranging from jarring sun rays to heavy rains can cause deterioration in the asphalt’s structure. Routine asphalt resurfacing and...

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Things to keep in mind before you start paving

Before you embark on your first paving landscape project that involves paving around your home, you need to keep a few things in mind to ensure the end project will look great and be high-quality. Deciding on a space to pave Consider the form and dimensions of the...

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Asphalt Mixtures and Their Noise Reducing Qualities

More and more houses are being built next to traffic areas such as parking lots. These homes are usually in high demand since they are near city centers or major shopping areas. However, some detractors for these locations are noise pollution caused by the endless...

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Types of Road Surfaces

Let’s face it, the construction of roads has been an engineering challenge basically since the wheel was invented. And while there have been some incredible strides made in the development of roads, road construction and repair are still topics that are spoken with...

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Myths About Asphalts

There are a lot of strange myths surrounding asphalt, and most of them have no rhyme or reason but are firmly entrenched in the minds of those who believe them. Asphalt gets a bad rap because of these beliefs, and it's one that it doesn't deserve. Here is a...

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Things You Never Knew Were Ruining Your Driveway

When it comes to owning a home, the one part of the home people tend to sometimes forget about is the driveway. But it is one of the first things people see when they arrive and they are generally used multiple times a day. This is why it is important to take good...

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Tips on Cleaning Your Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt is meant to be long-lasting and durable, but weather and traffic can take its toll, especially with the constant changes in temperature and weight load. However, following these steps to cleaning your asphalt driveway can make it look almost brand new. We’ve...

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Dealing with and Preventing Mold on Concrete

Mold is never a good thing no matter where you happen to find it, whether it’s in your basement, your garage, or even on the concrete of your porch, walkway, driveway or patio. Mold can easily grow on all kinds of surfaces, but we’ll specifically be looking at...

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How are lines painted on Roads?

We see and use them every single day when we drive, they help guide us in the right directions, literally, and traffic would not be the same without them; we’re talking of course about road markings and lines. But have you ever wondered about what goes into painting...

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How to Prepare your Driveway for Winter

We've Previously discussed how to protect your driveway during the summer.  Now that winter is approaching, it's time to consider ways of preparing your driveway for the cold elements. Winter brings all kinds of changes to our everyday lives, and even if we do not...

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Why is Concrete so Widely used?

If there is one building material that can be considered king in today’s world, it would definitely be concrete. Concrete is used in buildings and other structures around the globe, and it is the only building material that can give you benefits such as weather...

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How Asphalt is made

We use it every day and probably don’t often give much thought to how it’s made.  Asphalt is our ticket to roadways connecting towns to towns, cities to cities and crisscrossing the country from one side to the other.  So how is this product made in the first place?...

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Signs That You Should Get Your Driveway Repaved

Usually summer comes with the smells of flowers in the warm breeze, BBQ being cooked in backyard and the smell of fresh asphalt sizzling in the hot sun. That’s right, summer is a great time for relaxation but it is also a great time to start sprucing up the outside of...

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Caring For Your Driveway in the Summer Heat

Summer is a great time to spend the day outside, at least until it feels like the sun is melting your skin. If you feel like the heat is making you fall apart, imagine what it’s doing to your asphalt driveway! Asphalt is dark, so it absorbs and retains heat all day...

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Environmentally friendly Driveways

A driveway is a standard addition to most properties, but if you’re concerned about installing the most commonly used materials and their impact on the environment, there are other, greener options.  A driveway can be defined as green depending on its permeability,...

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Top 4 reasons to maintain your driveway

Your driveway is part of the curb appeal to your home; when it’s in bad repair, it can create an awful eyesore and unsightly mess. When kept in good condition, it can be an asset to the whole appearance of your home exterior. Below we have listed the top 4 reasons to...

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Asphalt vs Concrete

One of the biggest questions that surfaces when you’re thinking about paving your driveway is whether to use concrete or asphalt.  There’s no denying that they’re both great options, but they each come with their own set of pros and cons.   The first question that...

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Different types of pavements

Although there are many types of pavement, all of the hard surfaced pavements fall into one of two categories; either flexible or rigid.  A rigid pavement has several layers with the best quality material located nearest the surface.  A flexible pavement offers an...

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Your spring nightmare

Winter is slowly relaxing its bitter grip and as it does, spring makes a very welcome appearance. Spring tends to bring a feeling of peace and revival to everyone; the air warms and it won’t be long before gardeners and sun worshipers alike rejoice. Another sign of...

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Signs that Your Commercial Parking Lot Needs To Be Repaved

For commercial properties, curb appeal can be just as important as it is for residential homes.  Your customers will make a judgement about your business, the value of the goods inside, and your level of professionalism partly based on what the exterior of your...

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How To Maintain Your Asphalt Driveway

Your asphalt driveway can serve your household for decades if it’s treated and maintained properly.  When properly paved, it’s one of the first things that visitors will notice about your home, and it’s high on a checklist for buyers should your home be put up for...

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