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When to Sealcoat or Resurface Your Asphalt Driveway

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A worker sealcoats an asphalt driveway with a broomWhile they have a fresh, black appearance and beautiful curb appeal, asphalt driveways also require proper maintenance. Many homeowners may notice their driveway doesn’t look as new as it once did—but they don’t know if sealcoating or resurfacing is the answer.

Are you asking yourself, “When should I sealcoat or repave my asphalt driveway?” Explore this guide to learn how often you should seal an asphalt driveway, what it costs to replace an asphalt driveway, and more. (more…)

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How to Keep Your Asphalt Driveway Looking New

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Yellow caution tape marks off a new asphalt drivewayA new asphalt driveway provides years of curb appeal and a smooth driving surface. Many homeowners also enjoy the dark, black color of freshly poured asphalt. However, asphalt fades over time—and it’s also susceptible to damage from heat, water and heavy equipment. Proper maintenance goes a long way in preserving asphalt driveways for years to come.

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How to Repair Asphalt Damaged by Seasonal Weather Shifts

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Car tires drive on a road with asphalt damageYear-round weather threatens the structural integrity of homes, commercial buildings and roads. Asphalt roads and driveways take the brunt of heavy rain, snowplows and hot, ultraviolet rays. Learn how seasonal shifts in weather affect your asphalt driveway or parking lot and what you should do to prolong the life of your pavement. (more…)

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What Is Sealcoating and When Do I Need It?

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Close-up of a worker sealing asphalt cracks with sealcoat and squeegee Sealcoating is a defensive layer designed to protect your driveway from harmful elements. Sealant mixtures are bituminous- or acrylic-based liquids. The liquid base is mixed with water, silica sand, polymer additives and other fillers to achieve a premium formula. When applied on a regular schedule, sealcoating doubles the life of a driveway or parking lot. (more…)

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How to Maintain an Asphalt or Concrete Parking Lot

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Asphalt preventive maintenance worker using asphalt patch repair technique in a parking lotRegular parking lot upkeep doesn’t just involve fixing cracks or repairing potholes—it helps ensure guests or customers have a safe surface on which to drive, park and walk. With the right maintenance plan, you’ll improve your parking lot’s appearance, functionality and longevity. And you’ll make a difference for your wallet, too.

So, how should you care for your parking lot? Check out our recommendations for a concrete or asphalt preventive maintenance plan. (more…)

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What are the Uses for Asphalt?

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Asphalt paving is unloaded from a wheelbarrowAsphalt is nearly everywhere you look in American communities. Asphalt is a sticky, black, semi-solid form of petroleum used to bind aggregate together. A versatile material, asphalt creates a smooth, durable surface for driveways, walking paths, roads and parking lots.

Some other uses of asphalt may be less common but remain an important element in construction and outdoor areas. In its fluid-like form, asphalt is used to waterproof walls and surfaces, as well as in shingles for residential roofing. A variety of industrial and recreational uses of asphalt make it an ideal choice for many areas of construction. (more…)

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What is Asphalt and How is it Made?

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A red, illustrated compact roller making an asphalt roadAsphalt is one of the most commonly used pavements for driveways, roads and parking lots. Despite its prevalence in our cities and neighborhoods, many people don’t know what asphalt is made of or how it’s manufactured. Asphalt pavement may be a mysterious mixture—until you need to resurface a driveway or repair a pothole.

Learn asphalt paving basics below, including its ingredients and how manufacturers make the mixture you drive on every day. (more…)

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Choosing an Asphalt Driveway Sealant

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A homeowner applies asphalt sealer with a stiff broomAsphalt sealers are a must-have product for homeowners or businesses with driveways, parking lots and walking paths. If you want to roll up your sleeves for a driveway DIY project, consider several types of driveway sealers on the market. Sealants come in several varieties, Here are four common pavement sealers, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. (more…)

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