We rely on asphalt for our roads, but it's by no means perfect. The sun and the snow can both give your asphalt a good beating, eventually causing cracks. While some cracks are benign, others can be symptomatic of a larger issue or develop into something worse. Plants & Trees Weather isn't the only thing that can destroy your asphalt. The roots of your favorite tree might be slumbering beneath your pavement, just waiting for the perfect moment to break through.
29 August 2017
As a business owner, you are probably well aware of the importance of how the exterior of your business looks. However, you may not have necessarily thought about the parking lot as a part of your business's exterior. With the parking lot being such a large area, you may think that the costs can add up rather quickly to maintain it, but they don't have to. Here are three ways to keep your parking lot in good shape without it costing an arm and a leg:
4 February 2016
The winter months can be hard on asphalt, especially if temperatures repeatedly dip below freezing temperatures. There are things you can do to protect your asphalt as the weather starts to turn and measures you can take to keep your asphalt driveway secure even when winter is in full force. Here are things you can do to take care of your asphalt driveway no matter how cold it is outside. Make repairs before winter sets in
8 October 2015
As a homeowner, you want your driveway to remain in pristine condition. This is possible if you take these effective steps. Fill in Potholes One problem that can develop on your driveway is a pothole. When you drive your car over potholes, they can cause all sorts of damage. That's why you need to fill them in as quickly as possible. This doesn't have to be that difficult if you use asphalt filler.
3 October 2015
An often overlooked aspect of landscaping design is the driveway. Yet the driveway impacts both the curb appeal and the efficiency of your home. Design a driveway that's both functional and attractive. Select the Width When planning your driveway, one of the first considerations is the width. Obviously the driveway needs to accommodate a car. However, some driveways are built simply so a single car can drive forward, while others allow two cars to pass comfortably.
2 October 2015
A garage located down a slope from the road tends to have problems with driveway drainage. Relatively new options for homeowners include porous asphalt and concrete that allow water to drain through. If you plan to have a house built on this type of land, learn more about options for sufficient driveway drainage. The Importance of Adequate Drainage Standing water on pavement low spots reduces the longevity of the driveway. In addition, water runoff takes the path of least resistance.
6 August 2015
Cracks in your store's asphalt parking lot should be filled and sealed in late summer or early fall. Crack sealing the parking lot will help to prevent water from seeping into the cracks when temperatures are above freezing, and then turning into ice when the temperature falls below freezing, which will expand and damage the asphalt. Proper crack sealing takes specialized equipment. The best thing to do is to hire a professional to do the job, like paving contractors in Nanaimo, but if you have limited financial means, you can prepare the parking lot yourself to be crack sealed.
6 August 2015