Quick Column Summary: Install a blacktop driveway over gravel Is additional gravel needed You need the right gravel, installed in layers 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 […]
Quick Column Summary: Can asphalt drive be covered with crushed rock Make sure there are 4-6 inches of angular stone A thin layer of stone will eventually expose asphalt The new stone will not interlock with the asphalt Karen Cesar, who lives in sunny and warm Tuscon, AZ, is getting ready to tackle a paving […]
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.