22 Jun

Important Considerations for Your Asphalt Driveway in the Summer

The summer sun reaches far and wide, even in the state of Washington. In addition to your skin, your asphalt driveway is actually at risk of damage from the sun’s intense UV rays. Cracking, potholes, and fading color are just three of the common consequences of sun exposure on asphalt. Fortunately, there are also simple protective measures you can take to ensure your driveway stays protected during the summer and is still in great shape by the fall. Read More

10 Jun

What Message Is Your Asphalt Sending You?

Jireh Asphalt GalleryAsphalt is known for its durability, aesthetic appeal, and ease of maintenance, but it cannot keep its perfect form indefinitely. Now that summer has arrived, it is important that you pay close attention to your residential driveway, commercial parking lot, or other asphalt-covered surface to identify any problems with your asphalt before they turn into major headaches. Using the following signals, what message is your asphalt sending you?

Spiderweb Cracks Everywhere

If cracks have overtaken your driveway and are spreading out of control, your driveway is letting you know that you need to devote time and money to serious repairs. Ignoring spiderweb cracks will just make the repairs more expensive down the road. Your best solution to this problem is to remove the damaged asphalt, recompact the asphalt aggregate, and fill your driveway with new material and an overlay. This will not only improve appearance, but also make your driveway significantly stronger and more durable. Read More