Archives: Driveways

How To Seal An Asphalt Driveway

By Todd Fratzel on Driveways

Sealing Asphalt Driveways Sealing your asphalt driveway is an important maintenance step that’s needed to prolong the life and keep it looking like new. Asphalt driveways are a simple yet effective mixture of asphalt, stone and sand. When properly maintained an asphalt driveway can last 15 to 20 years. Maintenance of asphalt driveways consists of…

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Asphalt Driveways

By Todd Fratzel on Driveways

Long Lasting Asphalt Driveways Here in the northeast asphalt driveways are the standard without exception. Asphalt driveways can provide a long term, reliable driving / parking surface and increase your homes value. However, not all driveways are created equal so this article will point out what you need to be aware of in order to…

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Loam Driveway Shoulders Extend Pavement Life

By Todd Fratzel on Driveways

Driveway Tip – Maintain Your Shoulders This summer we had a new layer of asphalt pavement installed on our asphalt driveway which raised the height just over an inch. Leaving the pavement higher than the surrounding landscaping (our lawn) or shoulder means our driveway is susceptible to premature failure from wheel loads. Driveway Shoulders Driveway…

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Stamped Concrete

By Todd Fratzel on Driveways, Foundations

Stamped Concrete Surfaces Recently I had a reader ask me what my thoughts and experieces were with Stamped Concrete. Stamped Concrete is textured and/or colored concrete that resembles stone, cobbles, pavers, and other decorative pavement surfaces. The process of stamping concrete must be done at the time the concrete is placed while it’s still “soft”…

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