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What is The Most Cost Effective Type of Asphalt?

Summer, the time for cold beverages and… asphalt.

As the temperatures rise during the summer, BBQ grills and coolers of frosty beverages emerge. People look to make their lawns the best looking on the block. Along with the new flower beds, It’s time to make that driveway look as shiny as a new penny and what better way than with new asphalt.

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Why Summer, you ask? The most popular and cost effective type of asphalt is ‘hot-mix’ asphalt. As its name infers, hot mix asphalt is manufactured at 270°F and 325°F. With the need for higher temperatures, a professional team will have more time to work with the asphalt to remove imperfections and perfect your driveway. Colder temperatures provide less time to work with the asphalt.

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We at U.S. Outworkers, of course, can work at any temperature. In fact, leave the asphalt to us and you enjoy the cold beverage.

Have a happy summer from your friends at U.S. Outworkers.

Contact us at 973-362-1458 today for a cost estimate for your project! U.S. Outworkers is the number one preferred asphalt company in Northern New Jersey

Driveway Sealing: Simplified

Driveway Sealing

Driveway sealing isn’t an easy task for the common person. However there are certain things we always do during a job. Here is a simplified version of the driveway sealing process.

Sealing your driveway is a great way to ensure great curb appeal while prolonging the life of the pavement. If something looks wrong with your driveway, it is a good idea to consider getting it resealed. Driveway sealing can be time-consuming and somewhat complex, so here is a simplified version of the process to help understand how it is done!

Check the Weather

The first thing that you need to do before beginning the driveway sealing process is to check the weather. The weather is an important part of sealing because you want the seal to set properly. The best type of weather for a driveway sealing project is a dry day with a temperature of 50 degrees or more.

Repair Cracks and Potholes

Once you have a good weather forecast at hand, it is time to start preparing your driveway for sealing. The first thing that needs to be done is basic repairs to any cracks or potholes that it may have. In order to do this, you must remove all loose gravel, dirt, etc., and fill the holes with caulking or some variation of pothole filler.

Clean the Driveway

Once the potholes and cracks are fixed, you still have another step before the driveway sealing can take place. It is essential that your driveway is clean before the sealing happens. This does not mean that you simply brush the dirt off and spray it down. Treat any stains, oil or gas before applying the sealer. Additionally, it is vital that you remove any weeds or grass that has grown on the driveway as well as any growth around the sides.

Spread the Sealer

After the driveway is properly prepared, you can start to spread the sealer! Spread the seal in thin coats. It is important to not let the sealer dry before you start spreading. Different types of sealers offer various benefits of length and protection. A little bit of research of different sealers will go a long way.

Enjoy the Benefits!

Driveway sealing comes with many benefits. Not only is your freshly sealed driveway going to look much better, but it will also protect your driveway, keeping it in the best shape possible for a long period of time.

Depending on the size of the area, driveway sealing can be a complex and time-consuming process. If you see that your driveway needs some attention and believe it should be sealed, then let us know and we can help you out!

Call 973-362-1458 today! US outworkers can help you with all your driveway sealing needs, whether in a residential or commercial setting.