How hot temperatures affect asphalt

By |2020-07-23T15:51:40-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Asphalt, Crack Filling, Sealmaster|Tags: , , , |

Asphalt Heat Distress can have a damaging effect on your pavement. During the warm summer season and even more so during extreme and prolonged periods of heat, the sun’s UV rays can cause the asphalt to fade in color and can also create soft spots, which if left alone can lead to potholes.
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Asphalt Oxidation

By |2020-06-25T14:41:55-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Asphalt, Crack Filling, Sealmaster|Tags: , , |

Immediately upon being laid, new asphalt pavement begins the process of oxidation. This is the reaction of oxygen exposure wherein molecular processes begin the process of creating bonding sites or layers within the asphalt itself.
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Asphalt Protection – the freeze thaw cycle

By |2019-09-24T13:50:25-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Asphalt, Crack Filling, Sealmaster|Tags: , , , , |

Some property management during the fall or autumn months can ensure that you won’t be facing larger problems during the winter months. While inspecting your property and/or residence don’t forget to look down and consider asphalt freeze-thaw cycle protection during the upcoming cold season.
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Asphalt Milling

By |2019-06-21T22:45:28-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Asphalt|Tags: , , |

Milling, which in essence is grinding the asphalt to a predetermined depth thereby making room for a new layer of asphalt to be paved into the milled area. Milling is performed by construction equipment called milling machines or cold planers. These machines use a large rotating drum to remove and grind the road surface.
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Commercial Property Maintenance

By |2019-09-24T13:36:41-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Asphalt, Construction, Crack Filling|Tags: , , |

Keeping your commercial property locations safe and looking great are important for attracting and maintaining both clientele and tenants for property owners, commercial property superintendents, and managers. As such, your outdoor areas, mainly the parking lots, your sidewalks and entrance ways and your drainage are often the first thing visitors notice upon arrival.
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Sealcoat in the Spring

By |2019-03-16T19:00:26-04:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Asphalt, Sealmaster|Tags: , , , |

The long awaited and highly anticipated spring season is almost here! The sun will be shining, temperatures are climbing and snow is melting to reveal… Oh No! Severe asphalt damage! Without proper sealcoating and protection from the elements, your asphalt pavement most likely will need attention after taking the brunt of the winter season.
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Spring Thaw Effects on Asphalt and Concrete

By |2019-09-24T13:37:41-04:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Asphalt, Construction, Crack Filling, Sealmaster|Tags: , , |

Ah, the first signs of spring. Robins searching for worms in the back yard. Pansies for sale at the garden centers. Cracks sprouting in the driveway. Not every sign of spring is a welcome one. After winter’s wear and tear, spring thaw brings distress to asphalt and concrete. A well-laid surface should be worry-free but still need occasional touch up to keep it healthy and attractive...
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Asphalt Preventive Maintenance

By |2018-07-30T10:51:12-04:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Asphalt|Tags: , |

August is upon us and with it comes the “dog days of summer”. Those hot days when the sun just beats down upon the earth. This relentless onslaught of heat can cause the various glues and bonding agents found within asphalt to dehydrate and crumble and also cause the sealants to become unstable and to weaken.
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Winter Asphalt Preparation

By |2018-01-30T12:21:37-04:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Asphalt, Sealmaster|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Winter asphalt can be a complicated and tedious situation to tend to come winter time. But with proper and attentive care from either yourself or an asphalt expert, asphalt can remain looking as good as ever longer without the typical harsh deterioration over the cold winter months.
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