Categories for Asphalt Paving

How Does Weather Impact Asphalt?

January 6, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Few industries are as dependent on the weather as asphalt paving. If the weather’s too hot or cold or too wet, we can’t get our jobs done! The effects of weather on asphalt in Phoenix, AZ continue throughout the pavement’s lifespan, changing its appearance and potentially causing significant damage. Continue reading to learn everything there is to know about the weather’s impact on your driveway or parking lot: Moisture: Rainfall is the number one enemy for an asphalt driveway or parking lot. Water can seep into the surface and erode the sublayer, eventually causing nasty potholes. Asphalt contractors account for... View Article

Is It Best to Remove Old Asphalt or Pave Over It?

November 12, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Over time, your asphalt pavement will eventually show signs of wear and tear. Potholes, cracks, crumbling edges and uneven surfaces are not just unsightly, but unpleasant to walk, drive or play upon. They’re also a tripping hazard, which is the last thing you need when you own a business. Should you pave over your old asphalt in Phoenix, AZ or have it removed? Should I remove the old asphalt? It’s tempting to pave over the old asphalt—after all, it seems faster, easier and cheaper than hauling away the old material and repaving the entire project. However, if you don’t want... View Article

What’s the Best Time of Year to Pour Asphalt?

October 29, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve noticed that your asphalt driveway or parking lot is looking worse for wear, it might be time to replace it entirely. Even though we live in Arizona, the generally warm weather won’t last forever—which is why many of our clients ask when the best time of year to pour asphalt is in Phoenix, AZ. Although Arizona winters tend to be milder than anything you’d get outside the Southwest, you’ll likely want to wait until spring or summer rolls around before you repave your asphalt. When’s the best time to pour asphalt? Asphalt is incredibly durable—especially if it’s poured... View Article

Effects of Heat on Asphalt

September 10, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Anyone who has spent a summer under the blistering Phoenix sun understands the impact that the heat has on every part of your life. It wears down your car. It fades the siding on your home. It makes you tired and saps your desire to do much besides nurse a bottle of water and sit near a fan. When the Arizona temperature breaks into the triple digits, everything is affected, including your asphalt. If you haven’t considered the effects of heat on asphalt in Phoenix, AZ, you could be putting your parking lot, street or driveway at grave risk. Raveling... View Article

How Hot Is Too Hot to Pour Asphalt?

August 27, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you’re a business owner overseeing the condition of a sprawling parking lot, or you’re a homeowner charged with keeping your driveway smooth, you no doubt understand the importance of a clean stretch of asphalt. Cracked, breaking asphalt is more than just an eyesore—it lowers your property value, deters visitors and can lead to long-term drainage issues on your property. If your parking lot, driveway or local street is beginning to look more the worse for wear, it’s time to think about having a new layer of paving material put down. Laying down asphalt means more than just picking your... View Article