What To Do When Your Asphalt Driveway Cracks

Posted by Derek Patterson   3/16/16 4:00 PM

Oh no! Your asphalt driveway has cracked - what do you do? Here’s how to determine whether it’s time to call a professional, or if you can handle the job yourself.

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Topics: Driveways, Residential

Why You Should Use Asphalt to Pave Your Driveway

Posted by Derek Patterson   1/6/16 12:49 PM

There are many options of material for your driveway, but the main two options for paving are asphalt and concrete. Why should you use asphalt to pave your driveway? There’s many reasons why asphalt may be the best choice for you - and your driveway. 

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Topics: Driveways, Asphalt

How to Lay Asphalt In Three Easy Steps

Posted by Derek Patterson   8/21/14 8:30 AM

There are many questions about how to lay asphalt, with one of the most prominent ones being: can laying asphalt be easy? Our goal at Basic Construction is to take the struggle out of your asphalt projects, creating a seamless and stress free process for you.  Can it be as simple as one, two, three? We say so!

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Topics: Driveways

Easy Asphalt Maintenance For Your Parking Lot Or Driveway: Preventing Potholes And Cracks

Posted by Derek Patterson   8/7/14 10:34 AM

You want your asphalt parking lot or driveway to last decades. How do you ensure that it lasts as long as it can? Proper maintenance can extend the life of your paving project - but asphalt maintenance isn’t as tricky as it sounds. Asphalt is affected regularly by weather, heavy loads, oil and many other normal substances it may come in contact with. 

Clean your asphalt.

Remember when your mother said keeping things clean helped them last longer? Well, she was right  - in the case of asphalt at least.  Keep it clear of excess water, and yard clippings.

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Topics: Businesses, Parking Lots, Individuals, Driveways

How to Pave A Driveway: Tips From The Pros

Posted by Derek Patterson   6/5/14 9:30 AM

Asphalt is durable, resilient and low-maintenance. The process of paving with asphalt is not difficult, but proper asphalt installation requires heavy equipment that most homeowners do not possess – specifically, a 3,000-pound twin drum roller for compacting soil. A properly installed asphalt driveway will last 30 to 40 years with little maintenance. So the question is: how to pave a driveway properly?

The primary steps for how to pave a driveway are straightforward – from removing the existing surface to grading and refinishing the driveway. However there are several key steps that will mean the difference between a smooth, long lasting driveway, and one filled with cracks and puddles.

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Topics: Individuals, Driveways