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To Build Is to Grow Have you thought of having an addition added to your home? Maybe you've considered adding a bathroom in a large hallway. Hiring contractors to make this sort of changes in your home is a way of experiencing growth. You've realized that your home no longer fits your life, and you want to expand it. Making the decision to add on to your home, or to have any other type of construction work done, is a lot easier when you know a little about construction work. You can learn enough to inform yourself on this blog. We'll venture beyond the basics and into lots of great details.

3 Things To Ask Before You Get Your Asphalt Driveway Installed

If you are going to get your driveway paved with asphalt, there are some questions you should ask the pavers before they do any work. Asking these questions will help you make sure that you will have a good-looking driveway for a good, long time. So, what are some of the things you should ask about?


One of the things you should ask about is whether you should have your driveway sealed. Applying sealant protects your driveway and keeps it from being overly affected by the elements and other things that could damage it. For example, oil and gas are bad for asphalt. They are all made up of petroleum products, and oil and gas can help break down your driveway faster. A sealant can act as an additional layer between the asphalt and the fluids that may leak out of any cars. While you ask about sealing your driveway, make sure that you ask how often it should be redone. If you decide to seal your driveway, you don't want to miss any reapplication times. 


You should also make sure that you find out the average lifespan of an asphalt driveway like yours. You should also ask about what kind of things can affect the lifespan and what you can do to help extend it toward the longer end of the average range. That can include patching any cracks or damage as soon as possible so that they don't cause any other damage. 


You should also make sure that you find out what you have to do to prepare the area you want your driveway to be for the installation. Depending on what kind of surface is already there, if they are putting in a new driveway from scratch, if they are replacing an extant driveway or if they are doing something else, the prep work can vary. You may not have to do much to prep other than making sure that you have a cleared area for the pavers to work, but the pavers may have a lot that they are going to have to do to make sure that your driveway is going to be installed properly and last for as long as possible. 

If you are going to have an asphalt driveway installed, make sure that you ask the pavers several questions to know if you are making the right decision for you and your needs.  

To learn more, contact a resource like Phend & Brown.