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What Is Pavement Preservation and Why Is It Important?

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Pavement is subject to damage from time, weather, and use – all of which are elements that cannot be prevented or stopped. The amount of each weathering factor varies across different areas, therefore making it difficult to develop uniform preventative plans for deterioration. The most effective solution to revamp roads is pavement preservation.

UNIQUE Paving Materials has been repairing roadways since 1959. We tailor a custom plan for each project to ensure that roads are functioning properly as a safe space for travelers to reach their destinations in the quickest way possible. Innovative solutions are our key to solving your specific paving problem, and this includes pavement preservation.

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How to Prepare Your Driveway for Winter

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Winter is coming and your driveway could be in danger. While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, winter’s fresh snow, slick ice, and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your pavement. In order to preserve your driveway pavement, you have to stay ahead of the snow.

Here are a few ways to prepare your driveway for winter!

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The Importance of Ongoing Pavement Maintenance

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Pavement is a part of everyday life, more so than we sometimes realize. You drive on it, walk on it, shop on it, park on it, bike on it, and more. In an ideal world, the surface would remain in perfect condition from the moment it was poured or paved, but unfortunately, that is not the case.

Concrete and asphalt surfaces that have potholes, cracks, fractures and various other types of damage are unpleasant and dangerous. When it comes to regular and ongoing pavement maintenance, preserving and protecting the surface is crucial. Proper pavement preservation ensures optimal safety and functionality of the concrete or asphalt surface.

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When to Sealcoat or Resurface Your Asphalt Driveway

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asphalt sealerWhile 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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asphalt driveway materialsA 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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asphalt damage repairYear-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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asphalt crack fillerSealcoating 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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Regular parking lot upkeep doesn’t just involve fixing cracks or repairing potholes, but it helps ensure that people have a safe surface on which to drive, park and walk. With the right parking lot repair plan, you’ll improve your parking lot’s appearance, functionality and longevity. And by keeping up with the right maintenance, you’ll make a difference for your wallet, too.

So, how should you care for your parking lot? Check out our recommendations for how to appropriately approach your parking lot asphalt repair. (more…)

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