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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Tar And Chip Driveways

    Tar and chip is an alternative paving material that is commonly used for residential driveways and other similar paved installations. Tar and chip driveways are made out of a mixture of asphalt and crushed rocks, creating a distinctive paved surface that carries a number of unique characteristics when compared to other types of paved surfaces. Understanding what tar and chip driveways have to offer can help you decide whether or not they are the right fit for your home.
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  • Repair Asphalt Pavement That Contains Several Shallow Holes In Its Surface

    If several shallow holes that are a few inches wide have formed in the asphalt pavement that leads to your residence's garage, cold weather and prolonged moist conditions may have contributed to the damage. Before winter approaches, fill the holes and apply a waterproof sealant to the paved surface. As a result, you will have a smooth surface to drive on, the pavement will have an improved appearance, and the sealant will protect the pavement from damage.
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  • How To Clean And Protect Your Asphalt Driveway For Years Of Enjoyment And Use

    Your asphalt driveway provides a solid surface for your vehicles, but can also be on the receiving end of damaging fluids from vehicles and power tools. Because your asphalt driveway is made from a mixture of tar emulsion and gravel, many types of vehicle fluids, such as gasoline, oil, transmission and brake fluids can damage its surface and break down the emulsion causing its layers to deteriorate. Here are some tips to help you clean fluids stains and protect its surface so your asphalt pavement looks great and lasts as long as possible.
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  • How To Make Repairs To Your Asphalt Driveway

    Your driveway provides a place for you to park your vehicles every day and can give the kids a space to ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards and other ride-on toys. If your driveway is in poor shape, it isn't quite as fun, and it can also make your home look a little unkempt. Making repairs to your driveway as needed is important in order to prevent the damage from worsening and ending up as large cracks, holes and a complete breakdown of your asphalt.
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  • 5 Tips For Hiring The Right Paving Contractor

    Whether you need a new driveway or want a patio installed in your backyard, it is a job best left to professionals. Choosing the right paving contractor will ensure that your paving job is done correctly and is also visually appealing. Use the following tips to find the right contractor for your paving job: Look for a Licensed Paving Contractor When searching for a contractor, it is in your best interest to focus onpaving contractors who are licensed by your state.
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  • Customers Not Showing Up Like They Used To: How To Make Your Business Look More Appealing

    If your business isn't as busy as it used to be, and you're not attracting as many new customers anymore, it might have something to do with your current curb appeal. People have a lot of choices when it comes to spending their money. Many people would prefer shopping somewhere that it appealing to the eye. If you haven't updated the appearance of your building in a while, or invested in some intense renovations, you could be losing money and customers.
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  • A Few Reasons Why You Need To Keep Up With Sealcoating Your Asphalt Parking Lot

    If you have a business with an asphalt parking lot, it can be tempting to forego having it sealcoated every couple of years to save money if it is not looking bad. However, the truth is this is the best time to have it sealed. If there are cracks or hole, you will need to have them filled before you can have the sealant applied. If you are thinking about waiting another year, consider the following before you make the final decision:
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  • 4 Reasons To Have Sealcoating Applied To Your Parking Lot On A Regular Basis

    Putting in an asphalt parking lot is a major investment for your company so you want the lot to last as long as possible. To do that, you should have a sealcoat applied every few years. Paying for sealcoating saves money over the years because it slows down the aging of your lot and helps prevent the need for major repairs. Here is a look at the benefits of sealcoating your parking lot.
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  • How To Use Cold Patch Pavement Mix In The Winter

    Winter can be hard on asphalt pavement. Melting snow and rain gets into cracks where it freezes and expands causing the cracks to get even bigger. Water can also get under the asphalt and drain away the ground underneath the pavement – this leads to the fracturing of the asphalt and the creation of pot holes. Winter temperatures are typically too cold in many regions to pour a hot pavement mix – outside temperature should be at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit for the paving mix to bond well with the existing asphalt pavement, but you can temporarily repair potholes and large cracks with a cold patch pavement mix.
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