End of a Great Year

As December hits, the paving industry in Victoria goes on hold. The cold temperatures make paving difficult. Think of all the cold fingers! But we’ll only be gone for a few months, so now is the right time to look at your paving needs and plan paving projects for the New Year. During the off time, the Madison Paving team is cleaning machines and equipment to get ready for February 2014, when we begin paving again. We are still offering free quotes and estimates; call our office at 250-383-0332 or fill out our form to request a quote. Also, we’re moving! Madison Paving will move from its … [Read more...]

Asphalt Maintenance: Repairing Cracks

Asphalt cracks are quite common, especially among older driveways. Here is a step-by-step guide to repairing cracks in your driveway. The first step to repair a crack is to remove any loose bits of asphalt with a wire brush. Next, sweep or vacuum the debris from the crack. Any dust should be removed with a hose. A driveway cleaning agent may have to be used if the crack has oil stains. The next step depends on the width of the crack. If it is less than a quarter of an inch, use a crack repair product. Place enough of the product in the crack that it is slightly higher than the driveway … [Read more...]

Why Hot Mix Asphalt is Best

Hot Mix Asphalt is typically what one thinks of when installing driveways of new homes. It is by far one of the least expensive methods for paving a surface in new home construction sites. Properly installed asphalt paved driveways have a life expectancy of about 25 years or more . These asphalt paved driveways consist of rock particles, sand, and asphalt cement, which make it flexible and durable at the same time. New asphalt is by far the most flexible because it still retains many of the lighter hydrocarbon oils that make up its DNA structure. Crushed gravel makes up the foundation on which … [Read more...]

How to Kill Weeds in Your Driveway

No one likes to see weeds growing where they do not belong, especially when they are in your driveway. Whether they are growing in the cracks of your driveway or coming up in patches along your gravel driveway, you'll want to make sure to kill these weeds and prevent them from growing back. In order to do so, you can use common items that you should be able to find around the house. Instructions to Kill Weeds in Your Driveway 1. Pour boiling water on top of the weeds or into the cracks where the weeds are growing in your driveway. The hot water will kill the weeds by cooking the roots. … [Read more...]