Asphalt and blacktop are different names for the same thing – kind of like soda and pop. To put it simply: asphalt is the actual pavement, installed in layers and compacted for strength. Sealcoat, is the protective top coat that is applied over the asphalt pavement.
Asphalt is a combination of aggregate and sand held together by asphalt cement (binder).
With proper maintenance and installation, new asphalt will last between 10 and 20 years depending on weather conditions and traffic.
Depending on what’s going on, you may have more than one option. One of ASO’s pavement consultants will do a professional analysis and talk through your options with you. We may be able to do an overlay of the existing asphalt, or we may need to mill and pave, or in some cases, if the base is failing, we will remove and replace the existing asphalt.
Yes! We know how important it is to minimize the inconvenience of a construction project, so we work hard to make the process as painless as possible.
We normally recommend staying off new asphalt pavement for at least 24 hours, but during really hot weather you may have to stay off longer. Your ASO consultant will advise you on this based on weather conditions.
ASO concrete services include: driveways and other flat-work, concrete approaches, dumpster pads, concrete curbing, catch-basin and collar repair.
Our concrete projects begin at $1,500.
We usually recommend waiting seven days for vehicular traffic, but foot traffic is usually allowed on new concrete within 12-24 hours. There are also additives available that can shorten the curing time, if needed.
Yes, and our concrete is sealed immediately after pouring. It should be cleaned and resealed every three years.
If prepared and poured correctly, concrete should last 20-25 years. Cleaning, sealing and minimizing the usage of salt will also extend its life.
Sealcoat & Crack Sealing
• Quality of pavement sealer
• Proper sealer mix design
• Number of coats applied
• Amount of material applied
• Amount of daily traffic
• Geographic area
That depends on the number and size of the cracks. For instance: if the pavement surface looks like an alligator’s back, you may need something more extensive than seal coat and crack-sealing. Contact us for a free evaluation.
There is not an exact formula, but generally, cracks in asphalt that are ¼” or wider need to be sealed with crack seal. They should be filled as soon as possible to prevent moisture from seeping beneath the asphalt pavement and into the base.
We recommend staying off fresh sealcoat for at least 24 hours, but during really hot or humid weather you may have to stay off longer. Your ASO consultant will advise you on this based on weather conditions.