What is the Difference Between Asphalt and Blacktop?

Many people believe that blacktop and asphalt are the same thing, but that isn’t entirely true. While both materials are used for constructing roads and other surfaces, the two materials do have some differences associated with them. We’ll look at what those are and why it matters below. Any professional asphalt paving company in Jacksonville will offer one or both of these options.

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What Are Grading and Excavation?

Do you have a piece of property in Jacksonville? If you do, and it is not developed, or if it is going to be redeveloped, then you are likely going to need to work with a grading and excavation contractor.

While there are similarities between grading and excavation, and they are often used on the same projects, it is important to understand the differences between them. It will make it easier for you to understand exactly what you need and what you should talk to your grading and excavation contractor about regarding your property. Continue reading “What Are Grading and Excavation?”

Giving Your Driveways a Strong Foundation

When someone pulls up to your home to visit, one of the first things that hit their vision is the aesthetic of your driveway. If the driveway is installed properly and has been maintained, this can offer great curb appeal. If it hasn’t, that is apparent, as well. The truth is that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to a driveway. The material used underneath the visible section gives you structure and stability. That’s why choosing the right option the first time is so important. Continue reading “Giving Your Driveways a Strong Foundation”

What Are the Different Types of Excavation?

If you are unfamiliar with the kinds of work that a grading and excavation contractor does, you might think that the answer to that question posed in the title is something along the lines of “three or four.” Surprisingly enough, there are actually more than a dozen common types of excavation, and it is only the most skilled and properly equipped grading and excavation contractor that can handle them all. Continue reading “What Are the Different Types of Excavation?”

What Role Does a Contractor Play on a Construction Site?

When it comes to the construction site, the contractor has a range of duties that he or she is required to perform to ensure everything happens smoothly, and that the project is completed on time and on budget. The contractor will be heavily involved in the planning and development stages of the project, even before the site construction begins. They will also coordinate the building to make sure all of the workers are on schedule and that they can finish their duties before the next part of the construction can begin. Continue reading “What Role Does a Contractor Play on a Construction Site?”