The Asphalt Paving Blog

Practical advice on everything asphalt.

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Why Isn’t My Asphalt Surface Smooth?

We’ve crafted some stellar asphalt pavements over the years. We can easily tell the difference between paving that has been installed with care and paving that has been rushed. One easy way is to look at the asphalt surface texture.…

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How to choose between concrete and asphalt

Asphalt or Concrete: Which is the best choice for your paving project?

Asphalt or concrete—which should you choose for your driveway, sidewalk or parking lot? How do they compare on price? Which will give you the best results? Which will last longer? Does one option require less maintenance? Well, the answer is…

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Install Asphalt The Right Way In 7 (+1) Steps

When it comes to the right way to install asphalt, it feels like everyone has an opinion on what to do. Murphree Paving has been paving the mid-south United States since 1970 – so it’s safe to say we’ve learned…

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Asphalt Driveway Repair

Repair Your Asphalt Driveway Yourself?

Asphalt is a proven, long-lasting and cost effective paving material. Regular maintenance can significantly extend the life of your driveway, but, nothing lasts forever. Eventually the the day will come that your driveway needs repair. If you catch the damage…

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Asphalt Parking Lot Aftercare: Do’s and Don’ts

Nothing beats a freshly paved asphalt parking lot – it’s a wonderful sight! (Ok, we’re a little biased on this one.) Freshly-laid asphalt looks stunning and it gives any parking lot or driveway a fresh, modern and upscale look. If…

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Raveling is where asphalt particles dislodge, causing a disintegration from the surface layer downwards. This can result in loose debris, uneven surfaces and a lot of standing water.

8 Asphalt Pavement Issues – And How To Fix Them

Asphalt’s durability and value for money make it a popular choice for parking lots, driveways, and roads. However, weather, aging, lack of maintenance, high traffic load, or even poor site preparation may all lead to issues from time to time.…

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Asphalt Pavement Spring Maintenance

Spring Maintenance Checklist For Asphalt Pavement

If you have asphalt pavement on your property then you should know by now that maintaining it is the best way to prolong its lifespan and save a big expense in the future. In the springtime, asphalt can often crack,…

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