20 Dec

Driveway: Asphalt vs Concrete

If you’re installing a new driveway, you’ve probably wondered which paving material is the best to use. Two of the most popular options are asphalt and concrete. Both materials have their strengths and weaknesses, and the option that is best for you will depend on various factors.

Asphalt gives a traditional roadway appearance, while concrete is more updated and customizable. Both materials are known to do well in colder climates like ours here in Seattle, with proper maintenance. Water getting into cracks and freezing can be devastating to both materials, so regular and diligent upkeep is vital. Read More

10 Nov

Give Your Driveway a Facelift with Decorative Concrete

There’s no doubt that as a paving and driveway material, concrete is a top-notch choice. Concrete is durable, affordable, and lasts a lifetime with proper care. But, it has always lacked the charisma that some more decorative driveway materials offer… until now!

Turn on your driveway’s charm with textured, patterned, and colored concrete options from Jireh Asphalt & Concrete in Seattle. We can make your driveway a showstopper with concrete finishes that mimic opulent natural materials. Luxury paving finishes are no longer just for the ultra-rich. You’ll be amazed at how many styles and patterns we can do with our decorative concrete services! Read More

20 Oct

How Patio Pavers Will Improve the Look of Your Home

If you’re like most people, you want design elements that are both timeless and unique. With patio pavers, you can create a patio space that is one-of-a-kind and 100% you. Patio pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes, textures, and patterns, so you’re sure to find a look that you absolutely love!

Here’s a few of our favorite ways to use patio pavers to enhance your home’s style: Read More

10 Oct

Should I Resurface or Replace My Asphalt

Cracking in your asphalt driveway, parking lot, or walkways is inevitable. Most small cracks can be easily repaired with asphalt filler available from a home improvement store. However, asphalt owners must be diligent about patching damaged asphalt as soon as cracks appear to avoid more expensive repairs. Sealcoating asphalt regularly is also a very important, but often overlooked maintenance task. Read More

20 Sep

Concrete or Asphalt: Which Type of Driveway is Right for You?

If you’re considering installing a new driveway, you’re probably trying to decide between concrete and asphalt, the two most common driveway materials.

Concrete and asphalt are both laid on a gravel substrate. The difference is in the adhesive: concrete uses cement, while asphalt uses tar.

Each material has its pros and cons, and it can be hard to know which is best for your unique situation. Climate, appearance, and budget are all varying factors in deciding which material to go with. Read More

20 Aug

Asphalt Sealcoating FAQs

  • Self coating asphaltWhat is sealcoating?

Sealcoating is the process of covering an asphalt surface with a protective sealant to prevent oxidation of the asphalt’s binding agent due to exposure to the elements. The sealant is typically made of bituminous based products or acrylics.

  • What are the benefits of sealcoating?

    • Protection from the elements
    • Slip-resistant
    • Improved surface appearance
    • Extends asphalt life
    • Saves your money

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10 Aug

Benefits of Asphalt Paving

AsphaltAsphalt remains the gold standard for paving in the United States, and for good reason. Asphalt provides benefits that you just can’t get with other paving materials, including:

  • Durability

The durability of asphalt as a paving material is almost unmatched. Asphalt is laid down in layers, adding to its overall strength. If the top layer is damaged, it can simply be recycled and relaid, leaving the bottom layers intact. Overlays can also be used on top of the surface of the asphalt to improve its durability. Read More