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