Alpha Paving FAQ

What are the benefits of sealcoating?

Protection – Sealcoating your asphalt parking lot or driveway slows oxidation and water penetration and protects it from harmful chemicals like gas and oil that can drastically reduce its lifespan. Beautification – Maintaining your asphalt parking lot beautifies your business environment and makes it […]

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What are the main benefits of asphalt?

Asphalt pavement is known for its durability and resilience. It is this strength which makes asphalt pavement the best option for most all paved surfaces. Most state and federal governments highly prefer asphalt pavement because of its reliability and lasting life. […]

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How can I best maintain my asphalt?

To successfully maintain asphalt pavement it is important you have a regular maintenance plan in place. Pavement maintenance plans can vary in scope, but they never vary in their purpose: to increase pavement life.  A proper pavement maintenance program includes crack filling, […]

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What is Asphalt?

Asphalt pavement is made up of stone (aggregate), sand, additives and liquid (petroleum) asphalt. Liquid asphalt – a sticky black substance – is used as the binding material in asphalt pavements. It is viscous in nature and can also be found […]

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What causes asphalt to fail?

Assuming that the initial asphalt pavement was designed and constructed properly, the primary cause of failure is the penetration of water into the asphalt base. Asphalt failure often begins with the oxidation of an untreated pavement surface which causes the asphalt […]

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