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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

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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

Can we buy asphalt from a hardware store?

If you want to repair your own potholes, you can in some places buy asphalt from a hardware store. However these products are only a temporary measure and do not seal to the edges. This will allow water to get in. Only hot asphalt coats and seals properly for a durable and hard wearing surface.

August 29 2013

What about the join between the new asphalt and the existing?

If the area has been excavated out and replaced, we suggest that the join be sealed with emulsion and sand to reduce future water ingress. This is standard practice for all Budget Asphalt Repair jobs.

August 22 2013