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Hard, But Meaningful Work

Over the years, as we have observed contractors working on our home, one thing has become clear: this is not easy work. Whether the contractor is replacing pipes, framing a new room, or installing flooring, they are always working really hard to get the job done. We admire this. Many other professionals could benefit from observing this work ethic. As soon as we realized how hard contractors work, we had to share that fact on the internet. In fact, there are lots of other facts about contractors that we feel are worthy of sharing, which is why we continue to post on this blog.


Important Services Asphalt Paving Contractors Can Offer Homeowners

Asphalt paving contractors can offer homeowners a number of important services that they may need to utilize. Whether you have only recently purchased your first home or you have lived in a house for many years, there are numerous services that you may need to hire an asphalt paving contractor—such as ASAP Asphalt Sealing & Paving Co.—to complete.

Paving A New Asphalt Driveway

Paving the driveway with asphalt is a popular option as asphalt can offer a pleasing look, good durability and affordability. However, paving asphalt can be somewhat difficult due to the equipment needs for this process. The asphalt will have to be heated to a high temperature before it can be poured, and this will require both access to this equipment as well as detailed knowledge of the heating needs for various types of asphalt. In addition to these requirements, paving a driveway will also require the installation of runoff management features to reduce the risk of standing water or excessive soil erosion along the sides of the pavement.  

Having The Asphalt Driveway Resurfaced  

When your asphalt driveway has suffered extensive wear and tear from regular use, the option of resurfacing the driveway is one solution for restoring its overall condition. This is a fairly intensive process that will see the top layer of the asphalt replaced. By undertaking this project, color fading, cracks and other surface damage can be effectively corrected. Despite the fact that asphalt resurfacing is an involved process, it will still be significantly more affordable than completely replacing the asphalt driveway.

Patching Potholes And Cracks In The Asphalt

Potholes and cracks can form in the asphalt driveway over the years. Potholes can be a significant problem as they can damage the tires of your vehicle, and they have a tendency to grow larger over time. Filling these openings will need to be done as soon as possible, and the source of the erosion under the driveway that led to the pothole forming should be addressed. Large cracks can be another issue that will need to be patched.

Sealing The Asphalt To Improve Durability

Sealcoating the asphalt driveway is a preventative maintenance step that will have the ability to greatly extend the lifespan of the driveway while also reducing the need for major repairs to it. This is achieved through the ability of the sealant to block water from entering the small openings in the asphalt. If moisture is able to seep into the asphalt, it can make it significantly more brittle, which can greatly increase the chances of the asphalt suffering structural problems in the future.