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5 Steps for Blacktop Driveway Repair

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Whether you own a commercial building or a private residence, it is vital that the driveway is in good repair, smooth to drive on, and welcoming to visitors. If you need some blacktop driveway repairs or other paving services, follow these steps to make it happen. If the list looks daunting, consider calling us to handle it for you.

Gather Your Materials

Start by deciding what you are trying to repair; do you have potholes, cracks, or sinkholes? Some of these are easier to fix than others, but larger versions are better handled by the blacktop driveway repair professionals.

Here’s a list of the items you might need:

  • Asphalt patching material (potholes and deep sinkholes)
  • Crack patch (alligator cracks and shallow sinkholes)
  • Asphalt tamper (potholes)
  • Asphalt squeegee (crack repairs)

Prepare the Surface

Working with asphalt repair materials can be a messy job, though some property owners are up to the task. If the following steps aren’t something you want to tackle, we at All County Construction are happy to do all the repairs for you. However, for people who are ready to get dirty, here are the procedures for preparing the surface:

  • Remove all vegetation from the area being repaired
  • Eliminate dust or debris in the area, which will hinder adhesion
  • Make sure the surface is completely dry

Patching Potholes

Start by checking the depth of the pothole and whether you can see all the way to bare dirt at the bottom. If the hole is more than 4 or 5 inches deep, fill it with more dirt or gravel to avoid needing a lot of patching material. Then pour the patching material into the hole. Put in an extra inch or two to ensure you’ll have enough after you tamp it down. Start pounding until the surface is flush.

Repairing Cracks

Using your asphalt crack filler, pour a good layer along each of the cracks. Use the squeegee to spread the material over the cracked area with about a foot of overspread around the perimeter.

Blacktop Driveway Repair for Sinkholes

If the sinkhole is less than 2 inches deep, use the crack repair material to fill it. For holes deeper than 2 inches, follow the procedures for the pothole patching method, except don’t add fill material to the bottom.

At All County Construction, we know some property owners like to tackle big projects. But if you don’t have time, materials, or the desire to get dirty, we can help. Give us a call at (315) 589-8661 or contact us on our website.

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What Does An Excavation Contractor Do?

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If you own or manage a commercial property, an experienced excavation contractor is vital for making the most of your business holdings. These specialists handle initial land clearing, digging, and excavation on your property to make it ready for new installations such as sidewalks, patios, and new pavement. What are some specific services these experts provide? Read on to find out.   Read More

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How to Choose Between Asphalt and Concrete Driveways in Rochester, NY

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You have a few choices when it comes to driveway materials. While there are people with strong preferences for asphalt over concrete, in most cases it is more a matter of personal choice. To understand which material will suit your needs and your tastes best, it helps to know the features of both and to compare and contrast them a bit. Before you call asphalt contractors in your area, consider the facts about both asphalt and concrete driveways in Rochester, NY. Read More

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Six Reasons Asphalt Pavement Deserves Professional Attention

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Asphalt driveways and parking lots are tough, durable, and built to last. However, even the best asphalt will eventually start to show signs of wear and tear. Asphalt can be damaged by excessive heat and cold as well as by heavy use. Small cracks and other forms of damage can grow and spread, eventually affecting a large amount of the asphalt surface and lower layers. Because smooth, stable driving surfaces are so important to business operations, property owners choose to have All County Construction handle these repairs.

Here are six reasons why working with a commercial asphalt company from Rochester, NY might be the right choice for you. Read More

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Road Paving Company: How to Plan for Spring Paving in Rochester, NY

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Winter can take a toll on your asphalt pavement. Potholes form as the temperatures rise during the day to melt the snow, only to have ice form at night when the temperatures drop down to freezing. If road paving is on your agenda this coming spring, you’ll need to take some extra steps now to protect your existing pavement and ensure the job is done well and lasts as long as possible. 


Even if you aren’t planning on paving any roads this coming spring, you still need to prepare for winter to maintain the longevity of your roads. Prevention can be much more effective and less expensive than making repairs in the spring. Read More


Five Causes of Asphalt Pavement Damage

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When you notice a pothole or cracking in asphalt pavement, it’s a clear sign of damage. Before you set out to fix the issue, it is important to determine the root of the problem. Understanding the true cause enables you to implement the appropriate maintenance and get the best return on investment. Here are five common culprits behind pavement damage. Read More

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4 Reasons to Repair Your Commercial Parking Lot Now

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As a commercial property owner, you have numerous responsibilities, and upkeep of the building and surrounding land is one of the most important. Parking areas are crucial to daily operations, as they provide access to your facility for tenants and customers. If your lot has fallen into disrepair, here are four reasons why you should call a commercial paving contractor as soon as possible.

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3 Reasons to Sealcoat Your Commercial Asphalt

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We know that first impressions matter, and the asphalt on your commercial property is the first impression your clients or potential clients will receive of your business when they arrive. It is imperative that it is in good shape, allowing your business to be associated with quality, safety, and attention to detail. Sealcoat, which can be placed on your asphalt 12 months after the initial installation, should be redone every two to four years to keep the pavement in tip-top shape. Here are three important reasons why you should sealcoat your commercial asphalt as soon as possible. Read More