Owning a home can be a blessing and a curse. Property values rise as you keep your home well maintained and you have a valuable asset to be proud of. But over the course of the years you will spend in your home, upkeep and maintenance costs will be a part of your routine. One of the most important features of your home is your driveway. Almost all homes have them and they can add value to your home when kept up or upgraded. They can also decrease the value of your home and if you are looking to sell, might have to decrease your asking price. Driveways are used many times a day and have too many numerous benefits to list. There are many things that can cause your driveway to begin to lose its structural integrity or even cause damage to vehicles or people. Hoover Asphalt Repair has been taking care of Birmingham’s driveway repair and driveway installation problems for over two decades. We know what it takes to install a new driveway or take care of any possible driveway repairs. Call Hoover Asphalt Repair today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert driveway repair experts! 205-668-5043
Reasons your driveway needs repairs:
Original installation/normal wear and tear: Depending on the type of driveway installed, time will take care of most materials over a decade or two. Normal use will eventually wear away until it needs replacing. If you have kept up with driveway repairs and have used seal coating, you will most likely extended the life of your driveway. Eventually it will need full driveway replacement. The original driveway paving contractor possibly installed an inferior driveway. Using the wrong materials or not enough of the right ones will cause a driveway to weaken much quicker than normal usage would. If the driveway foundation isn’t packed properly, this will also cause your driveway to weaken faster than normal. Residents of Birmingham should call Hoover Asphalt for all their driveway repair needs.
Usage/Larger than normal loads: The amount we all use our automobiles varies greatly, but we all use them on our driveways. Parking, driving, playing sports, yard sales, etc. are just some of the uses of a driveway. Asphalt and concrete are used for different reasons and needs but either will be destroyed greatly over time if large trucks with heavy loads are used on part or all of your driveway. The weight will cause the structural integrity of the driveway to weaken and cause the need for driveway repair or possible full driveway installation. Avoid parking these trucks or vehicles on your driveway. Using the street or parking lot is optimal. They have more layers of asphalt than a driveway and can support heavier loads. If you have a driveway repair and you live in Birmingham, call Hoover Asphalt Repair today!
Tree Roots and landscaping: While that old oak tree might look great in your front yard, it’s roots extend under your driveway causing foundation damage. There are a variety of trees and shrubbery that can be planted near driveways and won’t cause damage. But in the event that an existing tree causes damage to your driveway, call the expert driveway repair experts at Hoover Asphalt Repair. Our consultant not only can get you started on your driveway repair or installation but can recommend the type of landscaping is best for your property and driveway. Birmingham! Call Hoover Asphalt Repair today for a free consultation from a driveway installation expert!
Elements: Water, rock salt, etc. are things that we may put on our driveways for various reasons. Birmingham is fortunate to not have to use rock salt due to bad weather. The salt and the usage of shovels wears down the asphalt and concrete much quicker than the normal rate. Water that is standing is never good. For many other reasons other than the damage can cause to your driveway. Large standing pools of water can be seeped into the ground under your driveway causing foundation and structural damage. Running water from rains can wash away soil causing the driveway to buckle or sink. Driveway repairs like cracks and holes are one of our specialties. If you live in Birmingham and need a driveway repaired or installed, give Hoover Asphalt Repair a call today!
No matter the reason you need a driveway paving contractor, we can handle it all! Hoover Asphalt Repair has been doing driveway repair and driveway installation for over two decades! Call or contact us today for a free consultation from one of our expert driveway repair technicians! 205-668-5043
You love your neighborhood. You love your neighbors. You love your schools. You even love your mail lady! Your house? Meh.
You’ve been tempted by these newer, shinier models. They have fewer wrinkles. No lumps, no bumps. But they don’t have character like your home. It might be fun to try something new, but your home is...yours. She’s been with you a long time. She’s needed a little repair, but you know she was built with an integrity that newly constructed homes lack. You know you have a treasure in your home.
You would’ve paid at least $5000 toward closing costs. So let’s take that money and invest it in something you can trust.
Let’s tackle the main floor! If your home is old enough to need improvement, chances are you’ve got wallpaper somewhere. If it’s in a room where guests normally visit, let’s address that first.
Chances are, your nemesis is in the dining room, or maybe even the kitchen. Your most dramatic renovation will be the removal or painting-over of that wallpaper. If you hire the professionals at Huntsville Drywall Repair, they might suggest removal of the area where wallpaper seams connect. Sometimes those edges curl, and unless you are masterful at “mudding” and sanding the walls, you will need to leave this job to the experts. Since you will want to invest in a very good and durable paint, it’s wise to have trained professionals apply it.
If you paint your walls, you will surely notice how scuffed and snagged your baseboards look! Have your trim painted with an oil based paint so that they can easily be cleaned as time goes on. The crisp contrast will provide a handsome, smart outline for your lovely wall color.
Ceilings need attention too! Over the years, splatters and stains can draw the eye to the ceiling as you enter the room. Brighten that surface and you will feel like all the boxes have been checked!
Purchase new hardware for the kitchen cabinets. If this hasn’t been done in the last fifteen years, then it’s high time for an update! Installation is a breeze if you take your current handle and pull with you to the hardware store. Make sure the new hardware matches the dimensions of the old. A screwdriver is all you need!
Cabinetry can be expensive to paint. If you find that your spaces require more investment than cabinets permit, consider performing that project on your own. Remove the cabinet doors so that you can avoid drips on your surfaces. Lightly sand the paint, paying close attention to smooth the rough edges. Apply a satin latex or an oil based paint. Determine if coverage is sufficient for one coat or two. Allow plenty of time for drying before you re-hang the cabinet doors. Don’t be in a hurry- this part is time consuming!
Keep doors and drawers ajar for a couple of days to prevent sticking.
If you have additional funds in your allowance, purchase fresh drapes and throw pillows. Put a new mirror, hand towel and soap pump in the powder room. This calls for a celebration! Have friends and family over for a football party or a potluck dinner.
Your entire home will look brand new! She’s been good to you. Give her the attention she deserves.
Contact Huntsville Drywall Repair. We will be right out to make your home the best it can be.
Visit www.huntsvilledrywallrepair.com today!
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You never see it coming. Workers are in a trench when the walls collapse and bury the workers under thousands of pounds of debris and dirt. These accidents are tragic but can be prevented. With the fatality rate being much higher than general construction, safety precautions are much more strict and there are other factors that only affect excavation workers.
Cave-ins are a real hazard and all workers involved should know the dangers involved on each project so they can take the proper precautions. Turnover, improper training, and trying to complete jobs quicker, are some of the reasons severe injury and death can occur when workers aren’t aware of the dangers. But safety should never be sacrificed for efficiency. Projects can be completed in a timely manner with properly trained workers when companies take the time up front to make sure everyone is properly trained and aware of the dangers involved in this line of construction.
Do your part! If you are a contractor, make sure anyone you hire is trained accordingly and is always aware of the dangers involved in each and every project! Does it make more sense to set up the work site properly the first time and have a safe work environment, with proper fencing and safety rails, caution markers, warning signs, and doing the work right the first time, or have to evacuate workers and potentially have injury or death because you want to shave a few hours off the project? Workers should do their part and always wear proper safety gear and be aware of the current project they are working on to take the proper precautions.
Together we can work together to increase worker awareness and safety. Together we can prevent workplace accidents. Together we can save lives.
Winter is coming....
Winter is coming! Prepare your asphalt driveway or parking lot by addressing these issues before the winter’s freeze/ thaw cycle begins. Here are some signs that it may be time to take action now. WARPED asphalt is indicative of an insufficient base. Minimal damage may only require a touchup. Tackle this issue before a complete asphalt remediation is required. Contact Hoover asphalt repair to determine what level you’re at. SINKING occurs when the crushed stone base under your asphalt erodes. This happens most often near buildings. Water from gutters or downspouts may be causing this sinking. Hoover asphalt repair can recommend a solution. CRUMBLING edges often happen in lots that aren’t protected by concrete curbs or gutters. Hoover asphalt repair can remove and replace these edges. DRAINAGE problems are an issue to be addressed quickly. Undrained puddles can lead to potholes and cracks. Call Hoover asphalt repair as soon as possible. FADING and STAINING can result from UV rays or car fluids deteriorating your pavement service. Seal coating performed by Hoover asphalt repair can prolong the life of your lot. ALLIGATOR CRACKS over 1/4 inch require the attention of Hoover asphalt repair. Moisture seepage will surely worsen the condition if not addressed. Lastly, POTHOLES are a paramount concern to lot owners for safety and liability reasons. They also set a bad impression for the attached business. Call Hoover Asphalt Repair to make an impressive first impression!
Ricky "the streets" Johnson. Earned his nickname not from growing up rough in the ghetto, but because he's the expert in all things paving!