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Advice and quick tips for a homeowner with a weathered asphalt driveway

Definitely. Call for an estimate to a reputable contractor stating that you have a weathered driveway and would appreciate suggestions on what the best, cost-effective course of action would be. So much depends on the visual inspection of the driveway by the...

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Why would someone just sealcoat the end of their driveway?

There are quite a few municipalities that will not allow a concrete driveway to extend all the way to the road edge - thus requiring a short asphalt approach. All driveways weather and given enough time, concrete driveways can become grey, while asphalt driveways can...

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If I tried a “do-it-yourself” sealcoat and it went horribly wrong, can Premier Paving help fix it?

Many off-the-shelf sealcoating products have been formulated to withstand sitting on a store shelf for an extended period of time. As a result, these products cannot match the quality and durability of the products and types of sealer that Premier Paving uses. We...

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What do you base your paving recommendation on?

I take a good look at the cracking on the driveway and whether or not the driveway drainage mechanics are working properly. Significant cracking of the pavement underneath allows water into the base, which in turn accelerates cracking during freeze-thaw times of the...

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How does a home or business owner know if they can just sealcoat a driveway or when it is time for a new asphalt driveway?

If the driveway has areas where the pavement is rutted or severely broken, where the pavement sort of looks like the hide of an alligator – we call this “alligatoring” or alligator cracks– this is when you need to start thinking about new asphalt. When a pavement gets...

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Tips To Improve your Driveways Lifespan

Tip #1: Prevent Water Damage The best thing to do is to prevent water intrusion through or under the pavement as much as possible. Water is susceptible to freezing and thawing, which prematurely damages the pavement. Try to get good drainage away from the driveway as...

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Advantages of Asphalt Driveways Over Concrete Driveways

Asphalt Offers Both Installation Speed and Fast Usability An asphalt driveway can usually be laid in one or two days, depending on the size of the project. Concrete, on the other hand, typically takes twice as long to lay and even longer to set. Depending on the...

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Deicing

Deicing is a reactive operation where a deicer is applied to the top of an accumulation of snow, ice, or frost that has already bonded to the pavement surface and can no longer be physically removed. Deicing costs more than anti-icing in materials, time, equipment,...

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5 Tips To Drive In The Rain

Think. "Many people drive subconsciously, out of habit, and when it rains, they often don't adjust their thinking." When conditions are less than ideal, drivers need to stay alert and focused on what's going on around them. Turn on those headlights. It's the law in...

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Rain Can Impact Your Driveway

When fain falls on your asphalt paving, it has the chance to seriously affect it in many ways. For example, it can seep into the cracks and expand. As this water invades the surface of your driveway, it will soak into the material and will later expand in the cold....

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Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is the best form of cleaning to be used on pavement prior to applying pavement markings or seal coat. This is a service our company provides but typically recommends our customer to provide for themselves due to the costs associated with...

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Extruded Concrete Curb

There are a variety of different style curbs, however our company provides extruded concrete curb. This type of curb is typically used for enclosing parking lots or landscaping. Extruded concrete curb is a mixture of sand and concrete formed by extruding the mixture...

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Sealcoat

From the moment asphalt is applied it begins to break down. Sealing your asphalt on a regular basis will prolong the life of your asphalt as well as reduce your overall costs. Seal coat is an asphalt emulsion coating that slows down the damaging effects from weather,...

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Reasons Not Pave In The Rain

Paving is best done with clear skies and plenty of sunshine. When the weather turns sour, construction projects become increasingly challenging. Though a light sprinkle won’t pose any sort of meaningful threat, moderate rainfall usually forces paving projects to be...

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Parking Lot Striping

Premier Paving and Sealcoat LLC offers pavement marking services which include clearly marked parking stalls, handicap spaces, fire lanes, wheel stops, signage, no parking and directional arrows make for a more visible, safer and problem free parking lot. Parking lot...

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Protect Your Pavement From Weather

The solution to protecting your pavement from the weather is sealcoating. You might think that you’ll never have to worry about maintaining your asphalt, but the reality is that the elements can do serious damage to your pavement. Moisture seeps into cracks in the...

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Five Ways to Save on Your Parking Maintenance

Five Ways to Save on Parking Lot Maintenance Without preventative care, asphalt parking lots will begin to crack and show age after a few years, especially when exposed to severe weather, heavy traffic, and overdoses of harsh sunlight. Planned preventative maintenance...

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Ways to Repair Alligator Cracking

There are some asphalt driveway crack repair solutions for when fatigue cracking sets in. However, since fatigue cracking is a form of major damage, property owners are more limited in the steps they can take. Repair the Subgrade: When alligator cracking is present it...

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Signs of Pavement Fatigue

Alligator cracks usually signify that there’s something wrong beneath the surface of the asphalt. This is an issue that requires immediate attention. If you notice longitudinal and transverse crack formations on your pavement, you need to work quickly to repair them...

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What to do during the Winter to keep asphalt in good shape

Try to avoid salting as much as possible – Obviously sometimes salting is inevitable especially during the worst of Winters where ice is problematic and can be a liability in commercial settings. But salt is something that can slowly eat away at your asphalt...

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Winterize your pavement

Check current status of asphalt – Erosion, cracks, and crumbling are all issues that can arise throughout the year, asphalt especially in high traffic area. Add in elements like gas, oil from cars and the process of cracks can add up quicker. Repairing these cracks...

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Quick Tips for Homeowners

1. Prevent cracks For driveways, prevention means sealing concrete annually and sealing asphalt every few years to prevent water from penetrating, freezing and cracking. Tree and shrub roots can cause cracks by pushing up from underneath. The solution is to remove...

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When should you sealcoat your driveway?

As a homeowner, you understand the importance of maintaining your property, including your driveway. Taking care of your driveway isn’t always the easiest thing. You have to know when to seal coat it or when to have it repaved. But when is the right time? And how do...

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Stripe your parking lot

Benefits of striping your parking lot include making it easier to identify handicap parking spaces, numbered spaces, and visitor parking spots. These special features are applied using standard stencils which take but a few moments to place and paint. Not only are...

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Ways to prevent water damage to asphalt driveways.

Ways to Prevent Water Damage to Asphalt Driveways When it comes to asphalt pavement distress, there are a number of ways that property owners can protect their driveways. By taking the proper steps, homeowners can prevent water damage from eating into their driveway...

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Causes of Asphalt Water Damage

Causes of Asphalt Water Damage How exactly does water damage an asphalt driveway? While it may sound strange, water damage is actually the biggest cause of damage on driveways and other asphalt surfaces. When cracks form in asphalt, they allow water to seep under the...

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Protect your driveway from water damage.

Before potholes have you scrambling to call an asphalt driveway repair company, it can be a good idea to take preventative measures to protect your driveway from water damage. Over time, driveways are susceptible to damage from water and outdoor weather conditions....

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Hire Premier Paving and Sealcoat

For many reasons homeowners and business owners may decide to use asphalt paving on parking lots or driveways. The product is designed to withstand the weight of vehicles resting on the surface and does not deteriorate as rapidly as lots which are constructed of other...

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10 Pros of Having Speed Bumps

PROS OF SPEED HUMPS 1.Reduces speed. 2.Diverts traffic to another streets, which is positive if the traffic is diverted from a local to a collector arterial street. 3.Speed and volume changes tend to remain over time. 4.Residents usually report that they are effective...

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