Blog April 2017

Posted by on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

4/17/17

Welcome to Dan the Paver’s New and Improved Web Page!

 

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Asphalt Driveways New Jersey

Posted by on Monday, April 17th, 2017

Dan the Paver provides asphalt driveways throughout the state of New Jersey.  Call us today!  732-300-7511

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Dan the Paver Now offering Milling.

Posted by on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Here at Dan the Paver we strive to accommodate our costumers requests.  We have been asked many times lately if we do milling.  You have asked and we have listened.  We are now offering Milling for your Parking Lots, Roadways and Driveways.  

If you are not familiar with Milling, please see my blog post below that  helps explain the process a little bit better.

As always, any questions about paving your driveway, parking lots of roadways please call Dan directly at 732-300-7511.

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What is pavement milling?

Posted by on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

We get asked this question a lot at Dan the Paver.  Pavement milling is removal of existing asphalt such as a parking lot, roadway or driveway.  Milling then “shaves” the asphalt so it is smooth.  This is an alternative way to simply repaving over the existing surface.  We highly recommend this service for Parking Lots and Roadways.

Why should I Mill my Parking Lot instead of Repaving?

Milling is a new way to recycle your pavement.  We take your old pavement, grind it up and use it as the aggregate in new pavement.  The machine then combines the old asphalt with an asphalt cement or a recycling agent.  Not only will this cut costs but is a great way to recycle and save our environment.

Milling can also remove issues and cracks on the surface of the asphalt.  This will deliver a smoother driving experience and gives the roadway a longer life.  The most common issues we see on roadways include:

  • Raveling: aggregate becoming separated from the binder and loose on the road[3]
  • Bleeding: the binder (asphalt) coming up to the surface of the road[4]
  • Rutting: formation of low spots in pavement along the direction of travel usually in the wheel path[5]
  • Shoving: a washboard like effect transverse to the direction of travel[5]
  • Ride quality: uneven road surface such as swells, bumps, sags, or depressions[2]
  • Damage: resulting from accidents and/or fires[6]

 

References[edit]

  1. Jump up to:a b c d “Pavement Recycling Guidelines for State and Local Governments Participant’s Reference Book”. United States Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  2. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n “Cold Planing”. Asphalt Reclaim & Recycling Association. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  3. Jump up^ “Raveling”. Pavement Interactive. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  4. Jump up^ Lawson, William. “Maintenance Solutions for Bleeding and Flushed Pavements”. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  5. Jump up to:a b “Asphalt Pavement Distress Summary”. asphalt Institute. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  6. Jump up^ WSAV Staff; Liz Buckthorpe; Will Nunley; Ansley Christain (22 November 2013). “3 Brothers Dead In Crash; Tanker Explosion”. WSAV. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  7. Jump up to:a b “Cold Planing”Pavement Work Tips. Australian Asphalt Pavement Association. July 1997. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  8. Jump up to:a b Butler, Kendal (2013-06-19). “Rumble strips keep drivers on the road”Asphalt: The Magazine of the Asphalt Institute. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  9. Jump up^ “OKDOT Combines Pavement Rehabilitation Techniques”. Research & Technology Transporter (Federal Highway Administration). October 1999.
  10. Jump up^ Better Roads Magazine. “COLD PLANING STUDY”. Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association. Better Roads Magazine.
  11. Jump up to:a b Brown, Dan (Spring 2012). “Fine-Mill Pavements for Smooth Thin Overlays”Pavement Preservation Journal 5 (3): 27. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  12. Jump up to:a b Wisdom, Brooke. “The Power of Milling”Better Roads. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  13. Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavement_milling
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End of the season sale for 2014.

Posted by on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The driveway & parking lot paving season in New Jersey is coming to a close and we wanted to thank all of our customers for supporting Dan the Paver in 2014. We would like to offer an end of the season sale to get your driveway done before the Spring 2015. Please give us a call for a free estimate at 732-300-7511.

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How to improve my home's value?

Posted by on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

As more and more people begin to beautify their homes , one of the top priorities is often the construction of a driveway, walkway, patio, pool area or a place where they can relax. This area becomes an attractive outdoor area for work or play. It is a place to read the Sunday paper, play with the children, enjoy the sun, or entertain friends.

This space is an important asset, increasing the value of a home as well as creating a purpose for unused areas. The selection of the color and texture of the pavers can be chosen to blend with the tone and scale of the house. A patio, walkway or garden wall can connect the house with various parts of the landscape and define spaces within the yard.

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Asphalt vs. Concrete – Which is Best for Driveways?

Posted by on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Choosing the correct driveway material is something that every homeowner likely mulls over at some point in time or another. Perhaps you’re shopping for a home and looking at the details to see which property is best for you, or maybe you need to repave or replace your driveway and want to ensure you make the right decision.

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It is hot outside, time to fix up that home!

Posted by on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Anyone tired of this 100 degree weather just yet? I know Dan the Paver is working hard through this heat to provide you with beautiful driveways & backyards. Give us a call today to have us spruce up that old cracked driveway! 732-300-7511

Dan

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