Guide To Asphalt Driveway Rutting

A rutted asphalt driveway is ugly, but it is also a sign that there may be more major problems than just looks. Understanding the cause and repairs of asphalting rutting is necessary. Causes Rutting is caused by a combination of issues with the asphalt and the way it is used. Subgrade rutting means that the ruts have formed in both the asphalt and in the base material below. Above grade surface rutting only affects the surface asphalt and the base material is still sturdy and in good condition. [Read More]

Insight for a Proper Asphalt Driveway Preparation

A good driveway consists of a proper foundation, good grading, earthwork, and follow up maintenance. Here are some recommendations about installing a driveway made of asphalt that will stand the test of time, traffic, and weather due to proper grading and foundation preparation. Ensure a Stable Foundation One of the first priorities for your asphalt pavement installation is the right foundation with a stable and durable make-up. If your driveway is going to be paved over a driveway that has been originally made of gravel, this is going to provide you a potentially successful foundation that you may not need to put very much improvement or grading into. [Read More]

3 Things To Ask A Paving Contractor About Before Getting Your New Parking Lot

If you have a business, you need to make sure you have a welcoming atmosphere for your customers from the time they come to your building. That starts with making sure that you have a nice parking lot installed. To get that nice parking lot, you need to make sure you are working with a good paving contractor. Before you have the contractor install your new parking lot for you, there are some questions that you should ask. [Read More]

Five Causes Of Parking Lot Cracks

An asphalt parking lot can last for decades with proper maintenance. Cracks are one of the main concerns on this type of paving. Knowing how cracks form can help you prevent them. 1. Weathering The main cause of cracks on asphalt is weathering. Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, combined with wind and rain, can wear down the surface of the asphalt and cause small cracks to form. Sealing the asphalt annually will help prevent weathering because it provides a protective coating over the pavement. [Read More]