Want to know more about asphalt and concrete paving services? Check out some commonly asked questions below to find the answers you need.

Asphalt, a semi-solid petroleum derivative, is a key material in road construction. When combined with aggregate particles such as sand or rock, it creates a blend suitable for surfacing roads, driveways, and parking lots.
Regular maintenance is essential for the long-term protection of your asphalt driveway or parking lot. This maintenance usually involves sealing the surface to prevent cracks and damage. Sealing requires precise knowledge and techniques only experts can provide to guarantee proper application.
To achieve an optimal return on your asphalt paving investment, leave the task to a professional. A well-executed asphalt installation produces longevity, with driveways or parking lots lasting anywhere from 10-30 years. In addition to a quality paving job, the sub-base below the surface, performing annual maintenance (sealcoating, crack filling & patching when needed) and additional environmental factors can contribute to the lifespan of your asphalt.
Allowing enough time for crack filling material to dry is crucial to a positive outcome. For extensive parking lot repairs, we tackle sections one by one to maintain access to other parts of your property. The crack filler can take anywhere from a few minutes to a full 24 hours to dry, depending on the temperature of the air and ground. Crack filling during cooler months allows for a much quicker drying time.

There are many reasons asphalt fails. Knowing the causes will help you pinpoint the underlying problem and determine a solution. Here are three common causes of asphalt deterioration:

  1. Water penetration: Cracks allow water in, leading to base damage and worsening cracks over time.
  2. Heavy traffic: Frequent use causes gradual wear and tear, especially from heavy vehicles like 18-wheelers.
  3. Poor soil: Weak soil shifts under the weight of vehicles and other objects, causing eventual cracking.
Your asphalt endures damage from weather conditions like rain and sunlight, leading to damage and degradation. Sealcoating acts as a shield, applying a protective layer over the surface. This process prevents drying and cracking while rejuvenating the appearance of your paved surface.
Weather conditions significantly influence the sealcoating process. Try to avoid applying a sealcoat in freezing temperatures or rain. Late spring, summer, and fall are the ideal times for sealcoating projects. We’ll collaborate with you to choose the best days based on the upcoming weather forecast.
We generally advise performing asphalt paving and repairs during warmer weather months. However, we can still address certain asphalt repairs and paving jobs in colder temperatures. In such cases, we may opt for a temporary fix during winter followed by a more permanent repair when conditions improve.

Our Service Areas

We proudly serve clients in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and across the entire state of Texas.
Our Offices:
15 Roundville Lane Round Rock, TX 78664

802 N. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067

5618 E. Houston Road, Houston, TX 77028

Have a job that extends beyond our service area? No worries. Our Pave America partners can help.
vector map of alpha paving office locations in texas

Get in Touch

Contact a pavement specialist today to get started on your next project.