Asphalt Paving Blog

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.

Prolong the Life of Your Asphalt with Sealcoating

Posted by J. Mrugacz on May 6, 2014

Pavement doesn’t necessarily fail and tell you that it is time for replacement.  It may very well have been paved on an excellent base and paved with excellent materials and workmanship. Now that time has passed, the surface of the pavement has aged due to the effects of normal weather and while it may function well, it may not be in cosmetically great condition.

Sealcoating vs. Asphalt Paving: 4 Solutions You Need Now

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Apr 11, 2014

Whether you are the owner of an asphalt driveway or an asphalt parking lot in Wisconsin, you understand that this past winter’s severe weather in addition to repeat use has wreaked havoc on surfaces that were poorly installed or maintained. If you allow your driveway or parking lot to deteriorate, it results in expensive repairs, such as complete rebuilding -- a process that involves ripping out the asphalt and beginning repair at the rocky substrate. It's far less expensive to protect asphalt with regular sealcoating and occasional asphalt paving overlays.

Sealcoating versus asphalt paving: which is the most long-lasting and cost effective solution? Most professionals agree that both applications are essential to preventing asphalt cracks, fissures, and the premature need for asphalt repairs.

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

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Aug 12, 2013

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.

How Sealcoating Asphalt Helps Prevent Water Damage

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jun 3, 2013

Water is an amazing and powerful force, essential to life.  But it’s also the primary agent of entropy for other materials, eroding way surfaces or getting inside them and damaging from the inside out.  Given enough time, a smooth surface can become like the Grand Canyon, just from the power of water. 

While the Grand Canyon might be awe-inspiring, this same force applied to a surface you need to remain smooth can be a real issue.  You certainly don’t want your driveway or business parking lot to have anything in common with that craggy canyon!  Fortunately, we here at Wolf know how to keep water damage at bay.

Protect Against Water Infiltration