Professional Driveway Pavers and Driveway Repair in Vancouver and North Vancouver
Are you tired of that old gravel driveway? Try asphalt for your driveway. We offer professional driveway repairs and driveway paving in Vancouver. Asphalt is an excellent paving material. It’s easy to install and cure, making installation time much quicker than traditional concrete driveways. Asphalt is durable and requires little maintenance, which makes it ideal for driveway paving. Crack sealant, seal coating, and general sweeping are all you need to keep it looking tidy. Another great benefit of asphalt is its capacity to retain heat, which means snow melts faster on it, making snow removal much easier. When it comes to choosing reliable driveway pavers in Vancouver, count on Custom Blacktop Co . We have the expertise and knowledge to complete your pavement job on time.
At Custom Blacktop Co., we pour asphalt for driveways throughout Burnaby. We have years of experience working with the material and can provide asphalt driveway paving for all types of driveways – from residential to commercial properties. Contact us to request a quote for your asphalt driveway needs.
What Causes Asphalt To Fail?
Custom Most reasons for asphalt failure start with some form of cracking which can be caused by the following:
Water Intrusion: One of the most common causes of asphalt failure is water intrusion into the base. When water seeps into the asphalt, it can break down the bonds between the asphalt cement and the substrate, leading to cracks and other issues. Regular sealing and maintenance can help prevent this, but once the water reaches below the surface, driveway repair is the best option.
Heavy Loads: Another cause of asphalt failure is heavy loads. If your driveway is not thick enough, heavy vehicles such as garbage trucks, concrete trucks, or dump trucks can cause stress and damage. Planning out the thickness and asphalt required based on the type of vehicles and traffic can prevent this from happening.
Oxidation and Sunlight: Asphalt surfaces tend to absorb light instead of reflecting it, which can lead to the deterioration and oxidation of the asphalt binders. This can cause your driveway to lose its pliability, resulting in cracking and a change in colour from black to shades of grey. To prevent this, regular sealing and maintenance is recommended.
Tree Roots, Oil and Gas Spills: Oil, gas, and petroleum spills from parked vehicles can significantly impact the durability of the driveway. Oil dissolves the binding agents of asphalt and this reaction causes it to soften and deteriorate over time. Trees and roots can also cause severe problems and heavy damage which can only be fixed by driveway repair professionals.
Weak Subgrade and Poor Construction: The subgrade soil underneath the asphalt supports the wheel and traffic loads. If the subgrade itself is weak, it cannot support vehicle traffic and will move excessively under heavier pressure causing cracks. Proper compaction, repair, and maintenance can prevent this from happening.
If you notice cracks and holes or any of the above signs on your driveway, contact our driveway repair experts at Custom Blacktop Co. in North Vancouver at the earliest.