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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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?”

How to Discuss Your Budget and Requirements with Concrete Contractors

A part of the home or property ownership is upkeep of concrete in areas such as driveways, sidewalks, and curbing. Cracked or otherwise damaged concrete detracts from the curb appeal of the home or property, can lower property values, and could result in falls or accidents. While many homeowners realize that they need to have their concrete elements repaired or replaced, they may struggle with finding a reputable contractor and communicating their budget and needs adequately. Here are a few tips on how to communicate with concrete contractors.
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