Understanding asphalt pavement distresses & cracking – five distresses explained The common types of pavement distresses include: cracking; distortion; disintegration; skidding hazards; and surface treatment distresses. Some of the typical causes of pavement deterioration include: traffic loading; environment or climate influences; drainage deficiencies; materials quality problems; construction deficiencies; and external contributors, such as utility cuts. … Continue reading Why Did My Asphalt Driveway Crack?
Many home owners opt for the concrete option when deciding on a new driveway. These driveways are known as “Stamped Concrete” or “Patterned Concrete”. Some people even call it cement but that isn’t correct because cement is an ingredient of concrete. Although when done right a pattern concrete driveway can look stunning and really add that … Continue reading Protect Your Concrete Before It Is Too Late….
Accidents happen and today we received a phone call from a towing company where a tow truck’s hydraulic line broke while on a client’s driveway. As you know from our previous post about the effects of oil on asphalt this can wreck havoc on the client’s driveway by eating a hole right through the asphalt. … Continue reading Hydraulic Fluid Leaked on Driveway
Thursday, March 24th, 2016 – Just four (4) days after Spring arrived in Ontario the GTA including Oakville, Burlington and Milton were hit by an ice storm that left nearly 1cm of ice on driveways, roads, walkways, trees and vehicles. Reported by the OPP there have been an estimated 225 collisions since Midnight due to … Continue reading Late Season Ice Storm In The GTA
The Driveway Doctor Inc. receives more than 15,000 phone calls per year. One of the most common calls that usually results in a mixture of emotions ranging from shock to disbelief is how badly even the smallest oil leak can damage your asphalt driveway. You are probably wondering WHY does oil hurt asphalt right? It … Continue reading Effects Of Oil Stains on Asphalt
It may come as a surprise that we not only seal driveways but we also restore and protect patios and walkways as well. Believe it or not we even install interior and exterior stone walls. The Driveway Doctor name was created 14 years ago and at the time we started out as a basic sealing … Continue reading Driveways – Walkways – Patios – Stone Walls
Your parking lot is one of the first things that people will see when visiting your business. If it is filled with litter and/or other debris, it is certain to make the wrong impression. Moreover, poorly maintained asphalt is far more likely to deteriorate before its time than is asphalt that is diligently cleaned. It … Continue reading We can help cleanup your parking lot!
Choosing the right snow removal contractor is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. Every year around the middle of January or early February we get called from home and business owners asking if we can help them because the contractor they hired stopped showing up and stopped answering their phone. In our … Continue reading Choosing A Reliable Snow Removal Contractor
The Driveway Doctor Inc. has been performing asphalt driveway repair and sealing services to driveways throughout Toronto and Southern Ontario since 2003. Big or small. Rectangular or with a semi-circle. Flat or on a grade. The Driveway Doctor Inc. protects and restores your driveway with quality, care and expertise. Why sealing is so important after a … Continue reading Toronto Asphalt Sealing From The Driveway Doctor Inc.
Have you ever wondered why your car tires caused depressions in your asphalt? Shouldn’t asphalt be hard enough to hold a vehicle up without sagging? The answer actually lays deep within the question. So deep we are talking about under the asphalt. Asphalt is very porous and if inspected under a microscope you would see … Continue reading Asphalt Depressions – Why?