PavingWater and chemicals can penetrate surface cracks and holes in your asphalt pavement, which will only cause further damage. The best way to repair this damage is to remove the worn down patch of pavement and replace it. We will then excavate the patch area, removing damaged asphalt and unsuitable sub-grade material. We can take the existing stone and compact it again, creating a solid foundation for repair work, with new stone added as necessary. We then ensure the new asphalt binds properly to the old by applying a tack coat to all edges. Finally, we layer the new asphalt patch, making sure it's properly compacted with a heavy roller to remove all air pockets.
Chip & SealWe start by cleaning the area and removing all accumulated debris. We then apply a heavy tack coat to the area to be resurfaced and follow the tack with a layer of fine stone to effectively fill all existing cracks and voids. We then remove loose and excess stone. Finally, we apply a layer of hot asphalt to the pre-specified depth and finish by rolling the area for compaction and smoothness.
Asphalt OverlayIf your pavement and sub-grade materials are still in good shape, an asphalt overlay is a possibility. We begin by cleaning the area and removing all debris. We apply a heavy tack coat to the surface to be overlaid. Finally, we follow the coat with a layer of asphalt applied to the specified depth and finish the project by rolling the area for compaction and smoothness.
Protect your investment. Sealcoating will give your driveway a rich, uniform color. It will add to the beauty of your home and protect the surface against heat, water, ice, cold, salt and oils, ensuring a longer life for your driveway.
What else can sealcoating do?Improve the appearance and value of your property. The dark black color makes it look and wear like new. Slow the oxidation and inhibit water penetration for your asphalt. Without sealcoating, the oxidation process turns the pavement from black to gray as the asphalt continues to break down. More reveling and cracking take place as your asphalt loses its strength. This facilitates the erosion and damage of the sub-grade. Reduce the effect of the thawing and freezing of your asphalt during the winter months and provide additional waterproofing capacity. The darker the asphalt is, the more heat it will draw from the sun so it can withstand winter traffic without cracking.
The Process:We start by thoroughly cleaning the surface of the asphalt pavement with power blowers and stiff brooms. We then apply a sealcoat that is customized for New York's temperature and weather conditions using machine spray equipment. To reduce slipping and enhance wear, we add 3 to 4 pounds of sand - per gallon of sealant. We properly educate our customers that sealcoating is appropriate and not meant to replace repaving. If necessary, we will re-stripe and re-make the pavement, ensuring compliance with ADA guidelines. Sealcoating is one of the most important components of your pavement maintenance plan. Consisting of either coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents, and additives, your sealcoat will be applied in thin coats. Sealcoating is used to protect off-highway pavement surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays.
Sealcoating should only be performed under the proper weather conditions. The recommended air and pavement temperature should be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit and rising during sealer application, and for 8 hours afterward. Traffic should be kept off a newly sealed surface for a minimum of 18 to 36 hours to allow for drying (curing) time. It is also important to refrain from using sprinklers near the area, hosing down, or washing the area for 48 hours before and after work is completed.