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Once you have a paved driveway, you'll wonder how you ever got by without one. Pavement is so much easier to sweep in the summer and to shovel in the winter. It does not require a lot of maintenance, and it won't leave debris in your yard like a gravel driveway. Most people hire professionals to install pavement in their yard, but you should still know the basics. On this website, you will find information about choosing a paving contractor, designing a driveway, and applying sealant to your pavement. You'll also learn about common terms that paving contractors use when discussing projects.


The Summer Is The Best Time To Take Care Of Your Asphalt Paving Issue

Do you have an asphalt parking lot that has seen better days? Is your driveway an eyesore that's hurting your curb appeal? Summer weather is just around the corner and this time of year may be ideal for any business or homeowner who is looking to put down a fresh seal coat or lay entirely new asphalt on their property. Here's why the summer season is the best time of the year to contact one or more local asphalt paving contractors.

Less Time to Put the Asphalt in Place

When the temperature outside is warm, it will be easier to work with asphalt. It will remain smoother and more pliable as it is put into place. The contractor you hire will be able to get all of the asphalt down in a shorter amount of time and then it can begin the setting and curing process.

Stronger Binding and Compaction

Heat helps asphalt bind and form a strong bond with the underlying surface. Asphalt laid in the summer may result in stronger overall pavement. You may be less likely to develop cracks or potholes in the future thanks to the stronger compaction. Putting down fresh asphalt in the summer may result in fewer maintenance or repair headaches as your asphalt begins to age in the future.

More Hours of Sunlight

If you are getting an asphalt seal coat or an entirely new driveway for your home, you may need to schedule the appointment around your busy work and family life. The summer allows for more daylight working hours for the contractor and makes it more likely that you can find some time to be there when the contractors arrive for the project. More hours of sunlight is also beneficial for the setting or curing process. Sunlight that lasts past dinner time will continue helping your driveway settle after the contractors have left. You may be able to start using your driveway again sooner rather than later thanks to the additional heat beaming down from the sky.

Less Chance of Bad Weather

A summer thunderstorm is of course always possible but in general, there may be less bad weather to deal with during this time of year than in any other season. When considering contacting an asphalt contractor, you want to make sure the weather report is completely clear for several days to ensure there's no risk of rain causing a problem for the project.

Reach out to an asphalt paving contractor in your area to learn more.