Here are answers to some of the most common questions people ask us about asphalt and concrete services.
Asphalt is a black, highly viscous petroleum derivative. It is commonly used in road construction and surfacing due to its durability and ability to withstand heavy traffic loads.
Regular maintenance, including sealing, is vital for parking lot performance and longevity. Leaving the job to the professionals ensures precise application techniques, shielding the surface from cracks and damage.
Properly installed asphalt driveways and parking lots can last anywhere from 10-30 years, delivering a solid return on your investment. In order to extend the lifespan of your asphalt, it is important to consider not only the quality of the paving job but also the sub-base underneath, annual maintenance (such as sealcoating, crack filling, and patching when necessary), and environmental factors.

Asphalt failure can arise for several reasons. The most common culprits include:

  • Water penetration: Water seeps through cracks, compromising the base layer and exacerbating damage.
  • Heavy traffic: The weight of traffic, particularly 18-wheelers and other large trucks, gradually wears down the asphalt surface.
  • Poor soil conditions: Weak soil shifts and settles, leading to cracks and structural instability over time.
Asphalt sealcoating involves applying a protective layer over existing asphalt surfaces to shield against weather-related degradation, such as cracking caused by rain and sunlight exposure. This process extends the pavement’s lifespan by preventing drying and cracking while revitalizing its appearance with a fresh finish.
The optimal time for sealcoating is during spring, summer, and fall months, ideally between May and October, when temperatures are moderate and precipitation is minimal. This ensures the ground isn’t frozen and there’s minimal risk of rain interfering with the process.
While we usually recommend completing asphalt paving and repairs when the weather is warmer, some repairs can be conducted in colder temperatures. In such cases, we may perform a temporary repair in the winter and follow up with a permanent solution when weather conditions are more suitable for the best results.

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RDC Paving is the trusted name for reliable maintenance, repair, and installation services in communities throughout Texas.

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120 Iron Horse Dr, Hutto, TX 78643
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