Archive for March, 2009

Top Tip for 2009, Maintenance

March 31st, 2009 by Douglas

With the economy in trouble, and everyone wanting to save a little money, it is time to emphasise a maintenance schedule instead of letting your asphalt go. Asphalt, as a popular surface for roads and driveways, has many enemies. The rain erodes the stone, the ice helps crack it open, and the snow leads to […]

Weather related questions – asphalt driveway sealer

March 31st, 2009 by Douglas

With the spring season in full bloom, the most common questions that I get ask about temperatures. What should the temperature be to put down driveway sealer? The simple answer is above 50 degrees. The long answer is that the temperature should not dip below 50 degrees in a 24 hour period. As a general […]

Prepping your driveway – asphalt driveway sealer

March 26th, 2009 by Douglas

Putting down driveway sealer yourself can be a hard job, but if it is done properly it can give your driveway a beautiful finish that can last a few years. The most important key to the whole process is preparation. The highest quality driveway sealer in the world will simply not hold up on a […]

Finding a Contractor, part 2

March 21st, 2009 by Douglas

Earlier this week we discussed choosing a contractor based on price and the types of asphalt sealer they use. Today I will talk about a one more. References This should be one of the major factors that plays into you choice of contractor. To put it simply, if other people are happy with the work […]

In a world of scammers, how do I choose a good contractor?

March 18th, 2009 by Douglas

The age old question. This very question is asked of nearly every industry in the world. Based in simplicity, given all things being equal, this question would be answered in one simple word….. Price.   Now, here is the reality of the situation. Price is one of many factors one should use to determine if […]