Spring Maintenance For Your Asphalt Driveway

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As the temperature begins to warm up, many homeowners start thinking about spring cleaning. While spring cleaning is commonly associated with indoor activities, you shouldn't neglect your home's exterior during the springtime either. Performing a few simple spring maintenance tasks can help you extend the life of your asphalt driveway. Here are three simple things that you can do during the spring to help ensure your asphalt driveway remains in good condition.

17 May 2017

Asphalt Applications Around the Home: 4 Surprising Uses for Asphalt

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When most people think of asphalt, they think of driveways. It's true that drives and parking lots are commonly created and maintained using asphalt, but asphalt has so much more to offer. It is a highly versatile material that can be used in numerous applications, especially around the home. Asphalt-based products can quickly help you tackle your "to-do" list. What's more, asphalt may even drastically reduce the amount of work you'll have to do in the future, as you will soon see.

19 January 2017

Revitalize A Worn And Cracked Asphalt Walkway

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If an asphalt walkway is showing signs of wear and contains a few small cracks in its surface, revitalize the area by filling in damaged spots with cold asphalt patch by completing the project below. Once finished, apply sealer to the pavement in order to transform its appearance into one that is newer.  Materials Needed push broom thin file vacuum cleaner with hose asphalt cleanser bucket water hose long-handled scrub brush bucket of patch trowel tamper vinyl tarps asphalt sealant thick-napped roller and frame extension handle (designed for paint rollers) Collect Loose Pieces Of Debris And Remove Stains

30 November 2016

Commonly Asked Questions About Paving A Home's Driveway

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A paved driveway can be essential for allowing convenient access to your home. Unfortunately, there are many homes that lack this basic feature, and this can impact both the value of the property as well as its aesthetics. When this is the case, you may want to invest in having a paved driveway added to your property, but if this is not an upgrade that you have ever done before, you might need to learn the answers to a few common questions.

7 November 2016

Is An Asphalt Driveway Right For You?

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If you are building a new driveway, you want to get one that is going to last for a long time. There are all kinds of materials that you can choose to go with. One of those is asphalt. Asphalt is a sticky black petroleum product. When it's used for your driveway, it is mixed with gravel and sand. The asphalt is used as a glue to keep everything together. 

17 October 2016

Repair Guide for a Cracked Patio Slab

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Few things can be more disappointing about a patio pad than the formation of large cracks. Combine the cracks with settling, and you may end up with an uneven slab of concrete. Fortunately, you don't always have to rip the whole thing out and start fresh. The following are the methods you can use to have your patio made to look like new without the expense of removal and replacement.

15 August 2016

Protect Your Gravel Driveway From Weed Growth By Creating A Weed Barrier

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Gravel driveways are easy to install. They are also easy to maintain. It is because of these reasons that most homeowners opt for gravel when choosing a paving material. However, when weeds develop on the driveway, it usually makes maintenance difficult as one has to regularly uproot them. This, in addition to the fact that weeds usually create ugly spots all over a driveway, can rob the gravel driveway of its stress-free quality.

11 August 2016

Repair A Concrete Sidewalk That Has A Long Crack In Its Surface

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If a piece of heavy equipment accidentally fell onto the concrete sidewalk in front of the business that you own and has formed a long crack in its surface, successfully patch the damaged area and improve the appearance of the walkway by completing the following instructions. Materials Needed broom dustpan shop vacuum (with hose attachment) water hose commercial-strength cleaner for concrete long-handled scrub brush degreasing agent container of concrete patch compound handheld shovel trowel tamping tool bucket of sealant (designed for concrete) mixing stick paint roller signs Remove Loose Concrete And Clean The Sidewalk's Surface

7 August 2016

2 Factors That Can Influence Asphalt Compaction

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No aspect of asphalt installation is quite as important as compaction, especially where the ultimate lifespan of the pavement is concerned. Yet many people fail to realize that all types of asphalt will compact in the same way. Whether you work in the paving industry, or are simply a homeowner hoping to learn more about asphalt, read on. This article will discuss two key factors that help to determine the way a particular asphalt will behave during the compaction process.

5 August 2016

Answers to a Few Questions About Driveway Potholes

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Damage to your driveway can be essential for you to repair. However, it is a fairly common issue for homeowners to be uninformed about the steps that are needed to care for this part of the home. In particular, potholes can be a common problem with driveways. Once you have learned the answers to the following few questions, you will find yourself better prepared to address this routine problem. What Causes a Pothole to Form?

5 August 2016