asphalt driveway edging

Asphalt Driveway Edging for Clean, Long-Lasting Pavement

Asphalt is a very popular paving material for driveways due to its affordability and durability. Asphalt driveways provide a hard, smooth surface that can withstand the wear and tear of regular use and weathering. They are economically priced compared to other paving options like concrete. You can read more on the differences between both materials in our post on asphalt …

stained concrete driveway

Upgrade Your Curb Appeal with a Stained Concrete Driveway

Concrete is a popular paving material for driveways due to its durability and affordability. Concrete holds up well against weathering, requires little maintenance, and offers a long service life. The functionality of concrete makes it a sensible choice for any high traffic area. However, one drawback of basic concrete is its lack of aesthetic appeal. A bare concrete driveway is …

how to remove tar from concrete

How to Remove Tar From Concrete

Tar is a viscous byproduct of oil refining and road construction. It is frequently tracked onto concrete surfaces from vehicles that have come into contact with tar-containing materials like freshly laid asphalt. Over time, exposure to elements like sun and rain breaks tar down on concrete surfaces and turns it to stubborn black stains.  Tar residues on concrete pose several …

Why Does Concrete Crack

Why Does Concrete Crack?

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials in the world due to its strength, durability and versatility as a building and paving material. When poured and cured correctly according to design specifications and industry standards, concrete structures can withstand considerable stresses and last for many decades.  However, it’s also quite common over time for cracks to slowly …

how to remove oil from the asphalt

How To Remove Oil From Asphalt

Asphalt is one of the most widely used paving materials for surfaces like driveways, parking lots and roads due to its durability and affordable price point. It creates a smooth, hard surface that can withstand the wear of regular vehicle traffic. However, because of how asphalt is made, it is porous and naturally absorptive. This makes it susceptible to absorbing …

a gravel driveway

How To Fix Potholes In Gravel Driveway 

Gravel driveways provide a cost-effective surfacing solution for rural properties and low-traffic areas. However, the loose material is susceptible to developing pits and potholes over time under regular vehicle use. Left unrepaired, these depressions only get bigger with continued rainfall and wheel traffic.  Not only can potholes ruin the appearance of a gravel surface, but they can make a driveway …

parking lot line painting

Parking Lot Line Painting: A Guide to Preparing and Marking Your Parking Areas

Parking lots are a necessity for many businesses, apartments, and commercial developments for the convenience of customers, employees, and residents. However, unmarked lots can create confusion for drivers trying to locate available spaces efficiently. They may also pose safety hazards without clearly defined traffic flows and parking stall guidelines. Painting clear guidelines on your parking lots can improve both navigation …

Commercial driveway or parking lot grate

Driveway Drain Grate: Everything You Need to Know

A well-designed and properly installed drainage system is crucial for any driveway to prevent flooding and water damage. It helps redirect excess water away from the driveway, where it can drain safely into a soakaway pit or leach field through underground pipes. This protects against issues like uneven puddling or premature pavement deterioration.  While drains effectively move water off the …

Early Career Professionals in Construction

The Bright Future of Early Career Professionals in Construction

In the dynamic realm of the construction industry, a significant demographic shift is unfolding, creating unprecedented opportunities for early career professionals to shape the future of our built environment. According to the Associated Builder and Contractors (ABC) association, reports estimate a need for at least half a million new workers in 2024 just for businesses to stay on top of …

How Long After Sealing Driveway Can You Drive On It

How Long After Sealing Driveway Can You Drive On It?

Regularly sealcoating your driveway is a good way to ensure that your pavement remains durable and well-protected. Asphalt and concrete driveways must be maintained to withstand the wear and tear from regular traffic, UV rays, chemicals, water intrusion, and other environmental factors. Sealcoating gives you assurance of the longevity and strength of your driveway or pavement. With this information, it’s …