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What is the advantage to paving a driveway?

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It's neater, looks better, and doesn't turn to mud when it rains. However, asphalt expands and contracts with the temperature and weather conditions. This improves durability, but over time, it's important to make sure the asphalt is still holding strong....Read More

Should I repave my driveway?

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If the asphalt has been damaged or is deteriorating from underneath due to groundwater erosion, then yes. If your driveway is in decent shape, and you are performing simple preventative tasks to keep it strong, repaving it completely probably isn't necessary. Repaving is a long and expensive process and only truly needs to happen when the driveway really is at the end of its life. If one-quarter of the driveway or more needs to be repaired, repaving is the way to go. But if less than that is crumbling, a seal coat would be sufficient....Read More

How much does it cost to repave a driveway?

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The cost to rip up an old driveway, remove the debris, and lay down a new one is usually several thousand dollars, with some jobs costing up to $5,000, depending on the scope of work and the home or business location....Read More

What will seal coating my driveway do?

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Putting a seal on your asphalt driveway will help it resist water damage and can double its lifespan. It will also protect against oil spills and pothole formation, and helps ice and snow melt faster. Plus, it shields the driveway from UV rays, which can cause the asphalt to become brittle....Read More

How much does it cost to seal coat a driveway?

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Seal coating is typically a much less expensive process than repaving and generally costs a few hundred dollars. In 2016, the highest price was about $1,000 and the average homeowner paid less than $400 to seal coat their driveways. Every new asphalt driveway or parking lot should be seal coated, but the process must be done at least 90 days after the asphalt was laid. The optimal time-frame is between one and two years after the driveway is laid....Read More