Your asphalt pavement or driveway is quite resilient. Asphalt is meant to be an inexpensive alternative to other forms of pavement without sacrificing a great deal of structural integrity. But, like all things related to your home, if left uncared for, or you run into bad circumstances, it can become damaged. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of just a few reasons why your asphalt might be cracking, as well some helpful hints on how to correct this issue.
16 May 2016
One of the problems associated with an asphalt driveway is it ages is cracking. Cracks develop due to deterioration from UV exposure, temperature extremes, the weight of your car, and shifting of the soil base. Cracks detract from the appearance of your driveway, and they also speed up its deterioration. That's because rain seeps through the cracks, and when water gets under the asphalt, the cracks get bigger, the asphalt crumbles, and potholes appear.
15 May 2016
Patches of tiny cracks on a driveway are often called "alligator cracks" because they cause the driveway to take on a textured, pebbled appearance, similar to that of alligator skin. Understanding what causes alligator cracks and what you can do about this problem can help you take care of your driveway and keep it performing at its best for years to come. What does it mean when your driveway gets covered in patches of tiny cracks?
7 February 2016
If you have asphalt walkways on your business property grounds, you will want to take necessary steps in maintaining them so customers are less at risk of an injury while utilizing them. Asphalt is a rather durable surface, but it will still require sporadic repair work to keep it in the best of shape. Here are some instructions you can follow when maintaining and repairing the asphalt paving of your walkways so they can continue to be used without incident.
4 February 2016
Hydroseeding can transform a sickly, brown yard into a beautiful green one. During this process, your yard is sprayed with a mix of seeds, water and mulch so that your lawn can grow in a healthy way. However, spraying is only the first step. You have to make sure you don't inadvertently do things that could cause problems for the growth process. Here are some things you can do to help your yard after it has been hydroseeded.
12 January 2016
Falling behind in driveway maintenance can cause serious problems. When you see sand start to appear in low spots in your driveway, this is a sign that the asphalt is starting to decompose. As the sand separates out of the asphalt mixture that makes up your driveway, the asphalt can get brittle. Cycles of heating and cooling will cause expansion and contraction in your driveway, which can cause cracking. If not treated, these cracks will lead to the formation of potholes.
25 May 2015