10 Jan

Do Not Delay in Fixing Potholes

Fixing PotholesDo Not Delay in Fixing Potholes

If you have potholes in your driveway, you may be considering waiting until warmer weather arrives to fix them. However, we cannot urge you enough to fix all potholes as soon as possible! 

Waiting for spring will almost surely lead to bigger problems. Delay in fixing potholes of your driveway is: Read More

20 Dec

Driveway: Asphalt or Concrete

Asphalt vs ConcreteDriveway: Asphalt or Concrete

If you’re installing a new driveway, you’ve probably wondered which paving material is the best to use. Asphalt or 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

New Driveway with Decorative Concrete

Decorative ConcreteNew Driveway 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 decorative 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 Sep

Concrete or Asphalt: Which is Right for You?

Concrete or AsphaltConcrete or Asphalt: Which is Right for You?

If you’re considering installing a new driveway, you’re probably trying to decide between concrete or 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

10 Sep

Tips to Prepare Your Driveway for Winter

Tips to Prepare Your Driveway for WinterTips to Prepare Your Driveway for Winter

Cold weather is right around the corner, so now is the best time to prepare your driveway for winter. We’re no strangers to snow and ice here in Seattle, and both can wreak havoc on an asphalt or concrete driveway already battered from the summer heat.

During the fall, be sure to follow these tips to prepare your driveway for winter: Read More

10 Jun

The Best Materials for a Driveway?

Best Material for a DrivewayThe Best Materials for a Driveway?

The type of driveway that will be best for your home will depend on a variety of factors such as weather, traffic, size, and aesthetic preferences. Here in Seattle, the cold, wet weather presents its own challenges to paving contractors. Any material chosen must be able to stand up heavy weights, frigid temperatures, and constant moisture. The best materials for a driveway will also determine how often you must clean, maintain, and replace it. Some of the best materials to use here in the Pacific Northwest are:

  • Asphalt

Asphalt remains the standard for areas that experience frequent freezing and thawing. Asphalt is an oil-based material that is more flexible than some driveway materials, making it ideal for the contracting and expanding that is necessary for cold climates. Read More

15 Aug

Should You Repair or Replace Your Driveway?

Should You Repair or Replace Your Driveway?

Is your driveway cracked, pitted, or just really stained? You might think you can save money by making repairs, but you might be better off getting it replaced altogether. Here are the signs that you need to replace your driveway and when a simple repair or sealant might suffice.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Driveway?

Stained concrete

Do you like to work on cars in your spare time, either as a hobby or as a side gig? If so, you probably have a pretty stained driveway. You could replace it with asphalt, but there are definitely downsides to that, too. Thankfully, there are some sealants or coatings for concrete driveways that cover up the current stains and provide you with a stain resistant surface.

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15 Sep

Prepare Your Driveway for Winter

Prepare Your Driveway for Winter

It is no secret that winter is very hard on concrete, asphalt, and other driveway materials. If you want to avoid costly repairs in Spring and Summer, you will want to prepare your driveway for the winter months. Here are some ways that you can prepare your driveway for winter so that you can avoid future costly repairs.

Prepare Your Driveway for Winter

Repair Your Driveway

If your driveway has cracks or holes, you will want to get those repaired before the cold months hit. Cracks and holes can fill with water and freeze, causing the concrete or asphalt to continue to crack under pressure. Small cracks and holes that seem like a minor nuisance can quickly become pitfalls for your vehicle that can cause problems with tires and alignment. Repair these minor problems while the weather is still warm.

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