10 Oct

Should You Hire a Paving Contractor or DIY?

In the new world of Do-It-Yourselfers watching YouTube videos and seemingly getting great results, it’s easy to question whether or not you really need to hire a paving contractor for your driveway or parking lot. But going DIY has a lot of potential for disaster, and hiring a contractor comes with certain protections. Here’s why you should hire a paving contractor instead of doing it yourself.

Mistakes can be costly.

If you make a mistake in pouring concrete, setting pavers, or laying asphalt, it could be pretty expensive to repair. In fact, you could have to start over, paying not only for your installation but a professional one as well. If a professional does the job and a mistake is made, our work is guaranteed.

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15 May

Where Should You Be Running?

runningThe exercise world is hardly lacking in myths, controversies, and debates over the benefits or dangers of certain lifestyle and workout choices. One minute you should be loading up on soy protein, the next soy is a major danger. First drinking coffee is a bad thing, then a health attribute. It’s hard to keep up! One of the biggest debates in the running world specifically relates to the best surfaces on which to run. Some surfaces are better for the body, while others are safer or easier to access. If you are a runner, this information can help you determine how to best plan tomorrow’s route on asphalt or concrete.

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20 Dec

The Unknown History of Asphalt

photo_1Asphalt, the material responsible for creating those slick black driveways and roads, has a long and winding history beyond its use in current residential and highway construction. It occurs naturally in asphalt lakes and in a mixture of sand, limestone, and asphalt rock.

Believe it or not, the use of liquid asphalt dates back to 3,000 B.C., when the Sumerians first recorded its utilization. Ancient Mesopotamians used it to waterproof temple baths and water tanks, too. It’s even said that the baby Moses’ basket was waterproofed with asphalt.  However, paved road surface pavements themselves didn’t begin until 312 B.C. when the Romans created a roadway network totaling more than 62,000 miles. Read More

19 Nov

Use Decorative Concrete to Give Your Driveway a Facelift

walkwayAsphalt and concrete are the most commonly used materials when building a driveway because they are cost-efficient, durable, and attractive. While both are reliable choices, concrete actually offers a host of decorative options to transform your run-of-the-mill driveway into a gorgeous statement of your style and personality.

Stamped concrete, the process of imprinting patterns in freshly placed concrete instead of using pavers or natural stone, is a very popular trend right now in driveway, patio, walkway, and pool deck construction thanks to its many perks and variations! Read More

05 Nov

Repaving Your Driveway: Why, When, and How

IMG_1410Your home’s driveway is a focal point of curb appeal, an entryway for guests, and a playground for your children. While upkeep of the driveway can be forgotten in the midst of indoor home repairs like the faulty air conditioning unit or broken garbage disposal, it’s important to repair and resurface your asphalt driveway to keep it in good condition and maintain aesthetics.

Repairs Made Before Paving. Your driveway most likely receives a great deal of action from car tire, oil spills, and footsteps. Oxidation, cracks, and spills can weaken the asphalt, so it’s vital to repair any soft or damaged patches before repaving. If this step is skipped, the repaved driveway will eventually be overtaken by the old damages again, and you’ll land back in square one. Read More