To the layman, all asphalt pretty much looks the same – a hard, black substance made from tiny rocks glued together with tar. However, experts (like those at our asphalt paving company) know that asphalt can come in a variety of types and its makeup can vary by season. For example: there are such things as “summer asphalt” and “winter asphalt.” Here are the differences.
Winter can be a pretty unpredictable season – you may get 12 inches of snow one year and 45 inches the next. But no matter how bad the weather is, it can take a toll on your paved surfaces. When snow and ice melt, water tends to seep into the cracks of hardscapes. Then, when it gets cold again, the water freezes and expands, causing potential damage like holes, larger cracks, buckles, and more.
Well, it’s officially fall, and now is a great time to think about giving your asphalt driveway or parking lot a fresh sealcoating. With cold temperatures soon to set in, you’ll want to protect your asphalt and let’s face it, a quality asphalt sealcoating can give your driveway or parking lot that rich, deep, dark color that adds curb appeal.
If you live in the Northeast, you’ve most likely spent the last month or so avoiding all of the potholes on the roads and the more you think about it, the more you notice that every year when winter comes around, it leaves a slew of dents and divots for you to maneuver around – especially if the winter was bad. Have you ever wondered why this happens? This paving company blog article is meant to shed some light.
If you live up here in the Northeast, chances are that after a snowstorm, you use salt to de-ice your driveway, walkway, or patio. While salt does a great job melting the snow and ice, it can be bad for your lawn, garden, concrete, pavers, pets, and car.