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Things You May Not Know About Sealcoating

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The maintenance that a driveway requires can be fairly easy to neglect, and this can lead to you need to have major repair work done to the driveway if you are to protect its appearance and usability. Sealcoating is one of the more common forms of preventative maintenance that can be done to these paved surfaces, but there are some things that homeowners may not realize about these protective coverings: Read More»

Parking Lot Maintenance Tips For Gas Station Owners

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As a gas station owner, it is very important that you protect its asphalt parking lot with regular maintenance. As oils and gasoline drip onto the asphalt from your customer’s vehicles and delivery trucks, they absorb into the asphalt and damage it. By having your parking lot’s asphalt cleaned and maintained each year, you can prevent it from requiring early replacement and you will greatly improve the look of your gas station in the process. Read More»

Why You Shouldn't Attempt To Repair Your Own Driveway

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If you are someone who likes to do a lot of your own home repairs, you might have been eyeing your driveway and thinking about repairing the cracks or other imperfections yourself. Even though it might not seem like a big deal to fill in cracks yourself, it’s actually usually a whole lot better to hire a professional. These are a few reasons why. 1. It Can Be Dangerous You might not think of doing a little bit of asphalt work as being very dangerous. Read More»

Using A Retaining Wall To Protect Your Property

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If you have a property that slopes, then you know that gravity often pulls soil downhill, and sometimes that soil begins to encroach on and damage your driveway. This soil, and its accompanying moisture, could potentially damage your driveway if it’s not contained. Not to mention that you are probably losing bits of your yard and landscaping every time you get a hard rain. A retaining wall may be able to solve some of your problems. Read More»

Keeping Your Asphalt-Paved Driveway Looking Like New

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If you are planning on having your gravel driveway covered with blacktop in the near future, you will soon be enjoying the smooth surface and increased curb appeal it gives to your property. Once the driveway has a coating of asphalt installed, there are some steps you will need to take to maintain it so continues to offer the benefits it is known for. Here are some tips you can use to make sure your asphalt driveway lasts for years to come. Read More»

Concrete Pavers Looking Worn Out? 2 Ways To Bring Them Back To Life Again

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Concrete pavers look great when they are first laid and stay that way for a long period of time. They will start to look worn down, however, if they have been there for a long time. This is generally due to the weather. If the concrete is porous, water absorbs into it and you could have mold buildup. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to bring your concrete pavers back to life again, two of which are listed below. Read More»

Choosing Paint For Parking Lot Striping

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When you are choosing a paint for parking-lot striping, you need to consider the options that you have to contend with. Temperature, humidity, wind, and barometric pressure can all have an effect on how the paint dries. Traffic, presence of a sealant on the asphalt, and other factors can also effect the performance of a paint. For best results, you need to to take all of these factors into consideration when choosing your paint. Read More»

Driving Safely On Pavement

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Driving on wet, snowy, or icy pavement is a challenge for even the most experienced driver. Modern vehicles have built-in features that help you maintain your proper position on the road, but you can still be subject to scary slips and slides on weather-affected roads. Fortunately, you can learn several driving maneuvers that help keep you safe while driving in inclement weather. Rain Rain can make roads hazardous during any time of the year, but spring rains can be particularly problematic due to their frequency and their output. Read More»

How To Resurface Asphalt

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Asphalt can crack and get gouged over the years from shifting soil, growing branches and normal auto traffic. You will often see asphalt that is patched with ugly crack filler. Fixing asphalt with crack filler is a temporary solution and it does not look nice. It is much better to resurface a whole area, instead of just covering the cracks. Even resurfacing an area as big as a two-car garage driveway is possible if you have the right tools. Read More»

Luxury Driveways: Unique Additions You Can Make To Your Driveway Paving That Are Both Functional And Interesting

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If you are paving your driveway for the first time or you are re-paving your driveway, you might be wondering what you could add to it to make your driveway more interesting. Perhaps you also want some features that are as functional as they are interesting. Either way, you should be able to find a paving contractor (such as one from Branche Industries) who can help you install one or more of the following features in your driveway. Read More»