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3 Reasons To Choose Asphalt For New Home Driveway Construction

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asphalt drivewayThere are many decisions to be made and factors to consider when building or purchasing a newly constructed home. During the construction process, driveway features are oftentimes overlooked but typically the first impression a visitor or prospective buyer will notice about a home. Choosing what type of driveway can be a big decision that impacts the overall curb appeal of the home and functionality of exterior space. Options such as asphalt, concrete and interlocking pavers are available – all with very different aesthetic and performance qualities. Geographic location can play a significant role when deciding what material is best for new driveway construction – especially if you live in cold or wet climates. Here are 3 reasons why asphalt is the best option for home-builders or buyers in the Midwest:

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Residential Paving, Asphalt Paving

6 Key Considerations For Driveway Construction and Repair

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asphalt construction and repairThe appearance of your driveway creates the first impression for your home or place of business. As the focal point for passersby’s and visitors, an attractive driveway with curb appeal adds value to your investment. When planning for driveway construction or repair, it is important to pay attention to several factors that relate to both design and function. Here are 6 key considerations when beginning any driveway repair or construction project.

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Asphalt Repair, Asphalt Maintenance, Asphalt Protection

Side Effects of Paving Asphalt over Concrete

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Do you currently have a concrete driveway or parking lot and want to make the switch to asphalt pavement? Are you wondering if the asphalt can be paved right over the top of the concrete?

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Asphalt Parking Lot, Asphalt Pavement, Asphalt Solutions

3 Ways Your Asphalt Driveway Can Help Sell Your Home

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asphalt driveways help sell your homeDid you know that your driveway can actually help you sell a home? If properly tended and pleasantly landscaped, an asphalt driveway has curb appeal that tells viewers it is part of an attractive, well-maintained home and neighborhood. However, a driveway that is cracked, potted and weedy doesn't encourage potential buyers. A shabby driveway may be cause to wonder whether other parts of your home that aren’t seen are equally neglected.

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Asphalt Maintenance, Asphalt Protection

5 Key Asphalt Driveway Considerations

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asphalt driveway considerationsThis winter has taken its toll not only on Wisconsin roadways, but residential driveways as well.  Landscaping and your home’s exterior maintenance may be top of mind as we begin seeing the first signs of Spring. Driveways are one of the biggest factors in a home’s curb appeal.

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Asphalt Maintenance

4 Things to Know About an Asphalt Driveway Installation

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All told, a new asphalt driveway installation is a remarkably easy process for most homeowners.  At most, the work only takes a couple days, and most of the time it can be done in a single day.  That said, like any home renovation project, it’s still a major undertaking that deserves thought and care. 

Asphalt Driveway InstallationIf you’re thinking about a new asphalt driveway installation, we’ve got some general tips and information to keep in mind. Remember these tips, and you’ll have a much easier time completing your new asphalt installation!

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Paving, asphalt driveway installation

Why It's Better To Remove A Concrete Driveway Before Laying Asphalt

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One question we often hear at Wolf Paving has to do with driveway replacement: “Should I lay new asphalt over an old concrete driveway?”

Laying Asphalt over a concrete drivewayThis is an excellent question, and it's little wonder that so many homeowners and business owners are asking it. After all, with faster installation and much better resistance to weather, we recommend asphalt driveways over concrete. However, if there's an existing concrete driveway, this presents new challenges.

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Residential Paving, Asphalt Questions

What's The Difference Between Asphalt Overlay and Asphalt Sealcoat?

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From discussions we've had with our customers, it seems that many of them don't understand the difference between an asphalt overlay and asphalt sealcoating. That's understandable – they're similar processes, both used for the repair and maintenance of your asphalt.

So, for our blog today, let's take a quick look at the difference between overlays and sealcoats! Asking for one when you only need the other could lead to needless costs.

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Sealcoating, Asphalt Protection

The Dos and Don'ts of Blacktop Sealcoating

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Blacktop sealcoating is easily one of the best investments a homeowner or business can make into the longevity of their asphalt. Like how lacquer sets a piece of wood, sealcoating keeps the elements out of your blacktop, giving it a much longer lifespan.

It's known that you need to get new sealcoating every few years as it wears out, but many don't know that there are simple things you can do to extend your sealcoat investment!

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Blacktop Sealcoating, Asphalt Protection

When Should You Sealcoat or Repave Your Asphalt Driveway

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As a homeowner, you understand the importance of maintaining your property, including your driveway. Taking care of your driveway isn’t always the easiest thing. You have to know when to seal coat it or when to have it repaved. But when is the right time? And how do you go about maintaining and repairing a driveway?

asphalt drivewayThankfully, Wolf Paving is here to help you. Project Manager Riley Stendel took the time to answer some important questions homeowners often ask. Here’s what Riley had to say about maintaining asphalt driveways.

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Repaving, Sealcoating