BUDGET ASPHALT REPAIRS

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast 0437 737 247

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Tidier, sealed and long lasting

When it comes to filling in potholes, we're not like some of our competitors who just fill the hole and whack it with the back of a shovel.  We actually overlay the pothole and square up the edges which not only looks tidier but also seals the pothole to make the repair last longer.

17 October 2013

 

History of asphalt

Asphalt has been around for centuries and its uses have been wide ranging. In ancient times it was used as an adhesive in its raw form to bind bricks and stones and also to waterproof boats. It was (and still is) used in roofing. Artists also tried to use asphalt in paintings until they realised that it never completely hardened which was a bit of a problem for creating enduring masterpieces. It wasn't until the 1800's that using asphalt combined with aggregates became popular leading to what we know today as probably the most hard wearing and durable road surfacing we now see everywhere.

3 October 2013

What is asphalt exactly?

Asphalt has a number of names: asphalt, bitumen, tarmac and pitch are a few of the common ones. Other than name, they are all one and the same thing: a sticky, black and highly viscous semi-solid form of petroleum. It starts off as a naturally occurring deposit and then gets refined and processed to give us the product we use to lay asphalt surfaces. Raw asphalt needs to be heated in order to combine it with aggregates (gravel, sand and stone) to make it suitable for road and paving use.

26 September 2013

How we make speed humps

(click images for a larger view)

First we chalk line the area

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Then we tack coat the area to make the speed hump stick

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We use steels on the edge then form the asphalt

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Then we compact the speed hump and it is ready for use

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Job done! After a few days it can be line marked if required.

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(This speed hump was placed on top of a concreted area.)

19 September 2013

An unhappy customer?

We were surprised to find one of our recent customers not entirely satisfied with the job. When we were finished the job the customer said "Hey guys I'm not happy. The work you have done looks fantastic – now the rest of my driveway looks like sh!te. You be back here in the future to do some more!"

12 September 2013