|Posted on June 7, 2013 at 2:04 AM||comments (15)|
Write your post here.
|Posted on June 7, 2013 at 1:28 AM||comments (26)|
Have you just invested in a new asphalt parking lot or driveway and want to ensure your investment lasts?
Our asphalt protection plan will help increase the longevity of the asphalt pavement.
Learn the how, why, and when of asphalt pavement care.
Follow these 8 steps, save yourself time and money & get many years of wear.
Your asphalt pavement protection plan:
How, Why, and When of asphalt pavement care.
You’ve invested in a new asphalt parking lot or driveway for your business or home. Now, you want it to last. By following this protection plan, you will prolong the life of the asphalt pavement.
1. Wait at least 3 full days before allowing traffic on the new asphalt.
• Since asphalt needs time to harden and cure, usually 6-12 months, your parking lot or driveway will remain soft and pliable until then.
• You may walk on the new pavement immediately, but keep automobile traffic off of it for at least 3 full days and longer in hotter temperatures.
• Even after the asphalt has cured, do not expect it to be as hard as
2. Water down your driveway or parking lot on hot days to cool and
temporarily harden the asphalt.
• Asphalt softens and hardens as temperatures rise and fall. Watering it down is helpful, but not mandatory. If soapsuds should appear, do not be
alarmed. This is a reaction between the diesel fuel found in blacktop and a
high chlorine content found in some city water.
• Although every effort is made to avoid puddles in your driveway, some
small ones are inevitable depending on the natural slope and drainage of
3. Don’t park in the same spot during the first 6-12 months while
your driveway or parking lot is curing.
• Do not turn your steering wheel back and forth when your car is not
moving. Take your time pulling in and out of the driveway or parking lot, as
not to scar the asphalt pavement.
4. Excessive weight from large heavy vehicles can depress your new
• Keep heavy trucks and machinery off your new pavement. When storing
campers for long periods of time, place a piece of plywood under the
tongue jack and also under the tires.
• Avoid using jack stands or car ramps unless a piece of plywood is placed
under them to help distribute the weight.
5. Avoid driving on the edges of the pavement, if they lack support.
• We suggest building up the sides of your driveway with topsoil, or for a
parking lot, a curb can be added. This will support the edges and enhance
6. Your asphalt may look smoother in some areas than in others.
• Asphalt has various sizes of stone, sand, and aggregates, which cause a
varied texture of the surface.
• Also, areas that have been raked and spread with hand tools may appear
different in texture from those spread by machine.
7. Avoid gasoline, oil, anti-freeze, and other fluid spills and leaks.
• These will dilute the liquid asphalt in your blacktop. Any hole left by these
spills should be filled with cold patch.
• Any hairline cracks that may have developed over the winter due to the
contraction and expansion of the ground should be filled with crack filler
8. Seal coat your asphalt parking lot or driveway 6-12 months after
it has been paved.
• This will help preserve your new asphalt pavement. Sealing too soon,
however, may cause damage to the pavement.
• Because asphalt is porous, water can seep into and through the paving.
This not only causes deterioration, but also results in ridges and upheaval
due to frost and freezing.
• Asphalt is also softened and broken up by gasoline, lube oil, grease, road
salts, and anti-freeze, which drip from cars.
• Sealer protects asphalt with a coating that is impervious to these harmful elements. Unprotected driveways remain porous, dry out, become rough,
and lose their life rapidly.
Following this care plan will help protect and prolong the life of your new asphalt pavement. Regional Paving & Concrete 1976 stands behind its work, guaranteeing labour and materials for one year. For more information
about protecting your new asphalt pavement, contact Regional Paving & Concrete 1976.
From driveways to highways, Regional Paving has built custom asphalt solutions throughout Niagara Region since 1976. Regional Paving & Concrete looks forward to putting its record of high quality and unparalleled customer satisfaction to work for you.
|Posted on June 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM||comments (75)|
Paving a driveway will not only make your home more appealing to potential buyers, but it will increase the home's value. When looking for a new home, potential buyers consider the costs necessary to add all the features they'd personally like in and around their dream home. Buying a new home can be costly, so extra expenses such as adding a driveway are often considered negative points by potential buyers. There are different ways to pave your driveway and increase your home; the costs vary depending on materials used
Value of Paving
Maintaining an Existing Driveway
|Posted on June 5, 2013 at 12:38 AM||comments (36)|
Asphalt Paving Services
REGIONAL Paving & Concrete offers a variety of professional services. It starts with our affiliate asphalt manufacturing plant, where we are able to have produced custom asphalt mixes to meet the exact specifications of any job. Our affliated environmentally-friendly asphalt plant produces a high quality product that can be used for:
Contractors, municipalities, business owners, home owners and property managers have trusted our paving experts to get the job done right - no matter how exacting the job specifications.
We utilize over 36 years of asphalt paving experience to provide you with the best product and service in the following areas:
Contact an expert at REGIONAL Paving & Concrete orREQUEST A QUOTE to find out how we can help with your next asphalt paving project.
|Posted on June 5, 2013 at 12:28 AM||comments (17)|
If you’re looking into a new driveway or parking lot, you’ll need to decide whether asphalt or concrete is the better choice. Both materials are good choices and offer certain advantages. We believe that asphalt, properly installed and maintained, is the best option for most DRIVEWAYS AND PARKING LOTS...
So why should you choose an ASPHALT DRIVEWAY over a concrete one? You can find seven good reasons just in the name!A – Affordable
Asphalt is usually the most cost-effective option for driveways and parking lots (by far).S – Strength
Asphalt is very strong and durable. Of course, it must be installed properly to ensure its strength and durability (poorly installed materials will always fail, regardless of the type), so be sure the contractor you choose has a good reputation.P – Proper Mix
It’s not just the material, it’s the mix. REGIONAL PAVING has its own expert technicians to ensure the proper mix of oil and aggregates. Extensive testing ensures density and proper compaction properties. Properly mixed, installed, and maintained asphalt is less likely to crack than any concrete mixture when subjected to the forces of traffic or freeze-and-thaw weather cycles.H – Hands-on Project Management
REGIONAL PAVING'S KNOWLEDGEABLE PROJECT MANAGERS will help you understand the job from start to finish and work closely with you throughout it. We think it’s important to keep our customers informed!A – Asphalt Options
Your particular project has its own particular needs. There are many ASPHALT-SOLUTIONS that should be considered. For example, is it best for you to have porous, permeable, or pervious pavement?L – Longevity
The longevity of asphalt is well known. There’s a reason it’s the preferred choice for most municipalities – they know the material is virtually permanent. It’s the go-to material for roads that will see heavy traffic, and it will serve you just as well for your driveway or parking lot.T – Treatment
Asphalt is easy to maintain, requiring only regular seal coating and crack treatment to ensure it stays just as strong and good-looking as when you first installed it. If it does need further repair, it looks better than repaired concrete.
We know asphalt, and we think it’s the best option for most paving situations. Considering an asphalt driveway or parking lot? CONTACT REGIONAL PAVING & CONCRETE today to discuss how our asphalt solutions can best meet your needs.
GIOVANNI 289 228 7762