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Asphalt Paving Blog

When Should You Sealcoat or Repave Your Asphalt Driveway?

Posted by Sean Wolf on Feb 7, 2017

This post originally published in 2013 and has been recently updated.

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?

How to Properly Sealcoat Your Asphalt Driveway Or Parking Lot

Posted by Sean Wolf on May 19, 2015

You would never brave a cold winter day, a powerful rainstorm or a bright sunny day without protection, would you? Probably not. Don’t let your asphalt driveway or parking lot, either.

7 Sealcoating Facts That Show Cost Savings and Benefits For Your Asphalt Pavement

Posted by Sean Wolf on Feb 17, 2015

Did you know that in only a few hours, a faded, dreary asphalt pavement surface could be restored, almost like new? The magic of sealcoating is real and we’d love to share the fascinating facts about sealcoating with you.

What is Sealcoating?

Sealcoating a thin liquid layer added over a paved surface to protect it from damage caused by UV rays, rain and snow, and fluids from vehicles.  Sealcoating won’t cure existing issues, like cracks, but is will help prevent such damage from forming in the first place. Aside from keeping out damaging elements, properly applying a sealcoat is important to extend the life of asphalt paving.

6 Things Property Managers May Not Know About Parking Lot Sealcoating

Posted by Sean Wolf on Jul 1, 2014

Establishing a long-term approach (2-5 years) to a property’s pavement maintenance plan will not only build strong visual appeal, it will ultimately help extend the life of the parking lot. A proactive approach to maintenance helps property and facility managers reduce potential costs and liabilities. The timing of repair is of the utmost importance to avoid business interference, and pavement concerns should be addressed at the first show of wear and tear, cracks and drainage issues. Sealcoating is one of the most important elements of a property’s maintenance plan with benefits that attract patrons and reduce costs.

3 Tips to Increase the Lifespan of Asphalt Pavement

Posted by Riley Stendel on Jun 9, 2014

Have you recently invested in a new asphalt parking lot or driveway and want to ensure that it lasts? A quality asphalt pavement can last an average of 15-20 years in southeast Wisconsin. The freeze/thaw cycles, along with the type of soil underneath thebase stone are main factors in the life of the pavement. In areas where the freeze/thaw cycle is not as much of a concern, the life expectancy is longer.

Wolf Paving recommends regular maintenance and upkeep to help keep your asphalt protected and to get the most out of your investment. Following these tips can increase the lifespan of your asphalt pavement to 25+ years.