How to Extend the Life of Your Asphalt Paving

How to Extend the Life of Your Asphalt Paving

Have you ever noticed that your asphalt paving becomes brittle and develops cracks as time passes? That’s because, over time, asphalt paving oxidizes and hardens. This process, called oxidative hardening, is reversible by using an asphalt rejuvenator that helps extend your pavement's life.  In this blog post, we’ll explore how an asphalt rejuvenator works and how it can help you save on paving costs. What is Oxidative Hardening? Oxidative hardening occurs when oxygen molecules in the air come into contact with liquid asphalt binder. This process causes a chain reaction that decreases the binder's flexibility and strength – two necessary components for ensuring that asphalt remains durable. Oxidative hardening eventually leads to cracking and other forms of deterioration in your pavement. How Does Asphalt Rejuvenation…
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How to Increase Property Value with Asphalt Rejuvenators

How to Increase Property Value with Asphalt Rejuvenators

Asphalt is a common material used for driveways and walkways, but it can be prone to wear and tear due to weather, traffic, and more. Luckily, there are asphalt rejuvenators that can help preserve your property investment.  What exactly are these rejuvenators? And what type should you use? Let’s take a look at the two main types of asphalt rejuvenators and how they can benefit your home. Asphalt Sealers Asphalt sealers protect the asphalt’s surface from water penetration and oxidation. They also help to reduce the wear caused by UV rays. In addition, sealers provide a waterproof layer that helps reduce damage from chemicals such as oil or gasoline spills. Sealers also help extend the life of asphalt pavement by preventing cracks, fissures, and other…
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Asphalt Pavement Life Cycle Explained by Asphalt Pavers

Asphalt Pavement Life Cycle Explained by Asphalt Pavers

Due to its durability and affordability, paving with asphalt is one of the most popular choices for driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots. However, just like any other material, it eventually wears down over time and needs to be replaced. Understanding the four stages of the pavement life cycle is essential to help you keep your asphalt pavement looking great for years to come. Installation/Construction Phase The installation and construction phase of paving with asphalt is the first stage of the asphalt life cycle. During this phase, a qualified contractor will assess your property and install the new pavement, from excavating and grading the surface to applying a top layer of asphalt. Make sure to hire experienced contractors to ensure proper installation. Maintenance Phase  Maintenance is…
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Water: The Enemy of Asphalt

Water: The Enemy of Asphalt

Asphalt is one of the most popular materials used for driveways, parking lots, and roads. But did you know that water can be a major enemy of asphalt? It’s true; too much water can cause damage to asphalt surfaces, making them more prone to cracking and other wear-and-tear problems. Let’s take a look at why this is and what you can do to prevent water damage. Asphalt is a durable material that is designed to withstand heavy traffic and harsh weather conditions. Unfortunately, it is not impervious to water damage. When water penetrates asphalt surfaces, it seeps into the underlying layers of the pavement and causes them to weaken over time. This weakening can lead to cracks in the surface layer as well as potholes…
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