An asphalt driveway or parking area can add beauty and curb appeal to any home. It gives the area a finished look and reduces the amount of dirt that can be tracked into a garage or home. Asphalt is a refined product of crude oil after it has been processed. Proper installation is necessary for asphalt to have the longest life possible with minimum problems. A poorly installed asphalt driveway or parking area is one that isn’t graded properly. Water can cause rapid deterioration to asphalt due to freeze and thaw cycles. Sealing concrete is a necessary part of the maintenance program for Residential Asphalt Paving Services.

Asphalt can cover concrete that has deteriorated due to extreme weather conditions. Asphalt is not tar, even though it looks like it. If someone already has an asphalt driveway, it may need to be milled. Milling removes the top layer of asphalt in order to fix the area. This is not necessary for all existing asphalt projects. Asphalt can have minor cracks sealed. The process of sealing a crack is:

  • An experienced asphalt company will inspect the asphalt and identify any cracks that need to be repaired and sealed.
  • A router will be used to edge cracks.
  • Any loose debris and moisture will be removed from the crack.
  • A measurement will be taken for the length and mixture of the material.
  • A mobile crack sealer will be used to install the sealer.
  • Traffic will be restricted for a short amount of time over the repaired area.

Residential Asphalt Paving Services can perform large or small jobs. When a budget is tight, crack sealing will prevent water from infiltrating to the sub-base. Failure to have these repairs performed will cause potholes that will continue to spread. The weather, wear, and automobile fluids can cause the sticky component of asphalt to be reduced. Regular surface cracking can occur in areas traffic regularly travels. Complete sealing of the surface will give a fresh look to worn asphalt and extend its life.

If your home, business, or municipality need asphalt service or installation performed, please visit Teaguesasphalt.com for more information on the services they offer. You can connect with them on Facebook for more updates!