Unmasking Alligator Cracking: The Hidden Enemy of Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt has a hidden enemy that can compromise its integrity and longevity — alligator cracking. Aptly named for its resemblance to the rough, scaly skin of an alligator, this form of asphalt distress can lead to serious pavement problems if not promptly addressed and is typically found on commercial properties. Let’s unmask this elusive foe, delve into its causes, explore its impact, and, most importantly, reveal effective strategies for prevention and repair. Continue reading “Unmasking Alligator Cracking: The Hidden Enemy of Asphalt Pavement”

Should I Repair My Potholes in Spring?

Winter time equals pothole time. At least, that’s what most driveway owners think. Whether you’re a commercial business owner or a homeowner, you’ll probably spend most of the winter hoping you don’t get a ton of large potholes all around your property. But when the snow clears, and the dust settles, most of us will end up with a few unsightly potholes to worry about. So is spring the best time to get them repaired? We’ll explain why you should consider repairing potholes as soon as the weather starts warming up. Continue reading “Should I Repair My Potholes in Spring?”

How Does Snow Cause Potholes on Asphalt Roads?

As winter approaches, many people know to expect their drives to work to become a bit more uncomfortable. Unfortunately, potholes form for various reasons, one of them being those white flakes that look so good coming down but can cause serious disruptions to our everyday lives. A severe snowstorm almost always results in messy roadways, but why is it that asphalt suffers so much from cracks and potholes? Is there anything that homeowners, business owners, or municipalities can do about it? We have all the answers you need right here! Continue reading “How Does Snow Cause Potholes on Asphalt Roads?”

How Can Driveway Paving Add Value to Your Home?

You have a lot on your plate when it comes to maintaining the appearance of your home. From mowing the lawn to updating the landscaping, there are many steps you can take to ensure your house looks its best every month of the year. However, you might be thinking about a more permanent solution — such as driveway paving. Continue reading “How Can Driveway Paving Add Value to Your Home?”

What Causes Driveways to Crack?

A severely cracked asphalt surface.

You walk out of your home one morning and go down to the driveway’s edge to pick up the morning paper. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, your coffee is hot, and life is good. As you reach down to get the paper, that’s when you notice the dreaded cracks in your driveway. Cracks lead to potholes, and potholes lead to busted tires and a bad time for everyone.

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