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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes asphalt to fail?

Assuming the asphalt pavement was installed properly, the main cause of asphalt failure is the penetration of water into the asphalt base. This process often begins with oxidation of asphalt caused by the sun. Oxidation causes the asphalt surface to become dry and brittle. When this problem goes unaddressed, cracks begin to form and allow […]

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How can I prevent problems with my asphalt?

Like everything, asphalt pavement has a finite lifespan that will sooner or later end. Once an asphalt parking lot, road or driveway is installed, the elements of time and harsh chemicals begin to break it down. For this reason, it is important to begin a regular asphalt maintenance program for your parking lot within the […]

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What is asphalt?

Asphalt is a simple mixture of stone and asphalt cement – otherwise known as liquid asphalt. The liquid asphalt acts as the binder, or glue that holds the finished asphalt pavement together. The types and sizes of aggregates used can vary according to preference and specifications for the job. The process of creating asphalt involves […]

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