Dawn Coleman, from Munford, TN, is about to install a new blacktop asphalt hot top driveway. But she doesn't feel good about the estimate she received. Let her tell the story. "I currently have a gravel driveway and want an asphalt driveway installed. The contractor quoted me a price for $2980.00 but is NOT going […]
Karen Cesar, who lives in sunny and warm Tuscon, AZ, is getting ready to tackle a paving project at her home. "We are replacing part of an old asphalt drive way with concrete. The rest of the old driveway - which is presently too large - will be covered with crushed rock. Is it necessary […]
I've written about pothole repair for years. The trick, in your driveway, is to undercut the edges of the pothole like a dentist repairs a cavity in your tooth. The dentist undercuts the hole so the bottom of the hole is bigger than the top. When the amalgam filling is compacted and hardens, it can't […]
Dumping gravel onto grass and compacting will not make a solid base for a parking area. Knowing how to properly prepare the soil and base for your parking lot is importantly. Here are some tips on layering your new parking lot so it stands the test of time.
The battle continues - which is better an asphalt driveway or a concrete driveway? There are advantages to both. Driveway maintenance is another consideration. Are asphalt driveway sealers required and how often? Another choice is a tar and chip driveway.
Blacktop crack repair can be a messy job. Newer crack sealers include one that is applied with a standard caulk gun. Use of foam backer rods can assist with the appearance of your blacktop crack filler. Carefully read all directions so an important step is not missed.
Need to build a gravel driveway? There some important tips for a gravel driveway. You have to decide on types of gravel for driveway and the slope of the driveway for a few. A build it yourself gravel driveway is possible with proper planning and some rental equipment.