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Why Pave Your Driveway with Asphalt

8 reasons to pave your driveway and parking lot with asphalt

  1. Add curb appeal to your commercial or residential property.
  2. Increase your property value.
  3. Visitors and customers really appreciate a well paved driveway or parking lot.
  4. Eliminates tracking rocks, pebbles, dirt and mud into the house or business.
  5. Reduces or eliminates the need to have to continually fill in sunken areas and/or tire tracks.
  6. Cost effective option, it typically costs about half of what concrete costs.
  7. Provides a smoother and safer playing surface for your children when they bike, skateboard or play basketball.
  8. Snow and ice melt quickly on dark colored asphalt.

Read: How to Tell When You Need to Sealcoat or Install a New Driveway

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Why Autumn is the Best Time to Seal Coat Your Driveway

There are a number of benefits to seal coat your driveway or parking lot and if you are wondering when you should do it, or have it done; below are some reasons why the fall is a great time.

  • Sealcoating is not necessarily a job that should be undertaken in every season. Sealcoating should be done when there hasn’t been a heavy rain in at least 24 hours and temperatures above 500f.
  • The fall months are one of the ideal times because it allows you to protect your driveway or parking lot prior to the winter and snowy months.
  • Sealcoating extends the life of your pavement.
  • Prevents costly repairs.
  • By adding a protective layer, over your driveway or parking lot, it will protect it from the elements which can cause cracks and potholes.
  • Prevents water damage and the freeze-thaw cycle from destroying your parking lot or driveway.
  • Blocks UV sun rays from drying out the asphalt and making it susceptible to cracks and pits.
  • Prevents damage from automotive fluids and stains. Leaking oil and gas dissolves into the asphalt, softening the surface and eventually causing cracks.
  • With a sealcoated driveway or parking lot you can easily clean up the spills.
  • Esthetically pleasing, seal coating keeps asphalt looking great.

Read: 7 Tips for Preparing Your Driveway for Sealcoating
Read: Treating Oil Leaks and Stains on Asphalt Driveways
View: Photos of S&G Asphalt paving and sealcoating jobs

S&G Asphalt has been professionally installing residential driveways and commercial parking lots and offering sealcoating services for over 35 years throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Call for a Free Consultation 610-502-0211!

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Treating Oil Leaks and Stains on Asphalt Driveways

Oil leaks and stains can be a nightmare for any property owner. Oil spills are a pain to clean, an eyesore and can do everything from stain the asphalt surface to pit potholes in the pavement.

Seal coating is the best preventive measure and investment you can make to ensure your driveway and parking lot looks great and wears well.

However, if you recently purchased a property and the driveway or parking lot hasn’t been sealcoated or if you installed a new one, but haven’t had an opportunity to seal coat, what should you do?

In a best case scenario, if it’s fresh oil spots, scrub the oil with detergent, then make sure you thoroughly rinse the area with water to remove the oil. Once you’ve removed the oil, protective seal coating should be applied.

If the oil has already seeped into the asphalt creating stains, the material will begin to ravel and more extensive treatment would be required rather than simply washing with soap and water. When oil seeps into asphalt, the binder is dissolved and chunks of aggregate can break loose, resulting in cracking and often result in a minor depression in the pavement. If no severe pitting has occurred, infrared heat may be used to repair the asphalt damage; follow up with an application of seal coating.

For extensive asphalt damage from oil spills and stains and the pavement has softened, it’s time to start over, either affected areas out should be sawed out, patched then seal coated or a new driveway or parking lot should be installed. Either way, the sooner the issues are dealt with, the less likely you will be liable for any potential property damage caused by potholes from your parking lot or driveway to visitors or customers.

READ: 7 Tips for Preparing Your Driveway for Sealcoating

Sealcoating is essential for the longevity of your driveway, lane, or parking lot. By applying a seal coating to an asphalt surface, it will receive a whole new layer of protection from the elements. Our professional team of seal coating contractors uses the very best equipment to apply seal coating for driveways and parking lots, and we are able to get projects done with little downtime and fast results.

Call Today For A Free Quote! S&G Asphalt Service has been professionally installing, repairing and seal coating residential driveways and commercial parking lots throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Call us today for free consultation, we will determine the extent of damage and recommend the right course of action for you, whether you need seal coating, overlay or replacement.

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How the Summer Sun Affects Your Asphalt Driveway

We all know about the damage the sun can cause to our skin when exposed for too long, especially without sunscreen, but are you aware the sun can wreak havoc on your asphalt driveway and parking lot as well? The sun causes everything from fatigue cracking, fading to potholes.

What the summer sun and heat do to asphalt

As the temperatures rise, so does the temperatures in the asphalt of your driveway or parking lot. When the asphalt becomes too hot, it softens making it prone to damage from even the normal wear and tear traffic.

Luckily there is a solution…Seal coating…Without the proper protection of the seal coating, which acts as a sunblock to your skin, the asphalt color will fade and begin cracking. Sealcoating will keep your asphalt and shield it from the heat and UV rays while also covering small cracks and improving the overall aesthetic appeal of your driveway or parking lot.

READ: 7 Tips for Preparing Your Driveway for Sealcoating

S&G Asphalt Service has been professionally installing, repairing and seal coating residential driveways and commercial parking lots throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Call us today for free consultation, we will determine the extent of damage and recommend the right course of action for you, whether you need seal coating, overlay or replacement.

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7 Tips for Preparing Your Driveway for Sealcoating

Maintaining your property and keeping it looking good helps to retain the value and staves off premature wear and tear. If you’re reading this, then you probably already know the benefits of sealcoating your driveway or parking lot every few years. Sealcoating protects the asphalt surface from the elements, lengthens the life of it by adding durability, and restores fading.

Prior to having your driveway or parking lot seal coated:

1. Check the weather report to see if rain or snow is expected. If the forecast is not good, reschedule the work as sealcoating should not be done.
2. If there is any fertilizer or chalk present on the driveway, two-four days before sealcoating, wash and/or rinse the area.
3. Check the lawn area adjacent to the driveway or parking lot. If it appears overgrown, make sure to mow and trim any vegetation growing along the edge of the asphalt.
4. Shut off your sprinkler system at least 24 hours before beginning the sealcoating process and do not turn it back on for another 24 hours after.
5. Reschedule or make alternative arrangements for any deliveries; let them know the area will be inaccessible for 48 hours.
6. Remove any cars, trucks, trailers, shed, bicycles, flower pots, outdoor furniture, garbage cans, trash, and toys.
7. Keep your dogs in the house or secure them in the backyard.

Read: Driveway and Parking Lot Repairs: Curb Appeal For Quick Sale of Your House or Business

This is the perfect time of the year to seal coat your driveway and parking lot.
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S&G Asphalt Service has been professionally installing residential driveways and commercial parking lots throughout the Lehigh Valley area. Our team will clean and prepare driveway and/or parking lot area.

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