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How to Winterize Your Asphalt Driveway or Parking Lot

by Administrator13. August 2018 12:36

While temperatures are typically still hovering in the mid 80’s lower 90’s here in the Midwest it is about time to start thinking about winterizing different aspects of your home or business. Being proactive and starting preparations early helps alleviate the hassles of doing all of it in the blistering cold Winter months. One important winterization task should be your asphalt driveways.

Issues that can arise when you don’t Winterize your driveway or parking lot

Growing cracks in pavement - Cracks get bigger for a few reasons but the major culprit in the winter comes when water gets inside the cracks, freezes, then expands causing the cracks to grow.

Potholes start to emerge – If your cracks get big enough they’ll eventually start to develop in to potholes. Potholes can be extremely detrimental to car’s tires and suspensions.

Preemptive measures to Winterize your pavement

Check current status of asphalt – Erosion, cracks, and crumbling are all issues that can arise throughout the year asphalt, especially in high traffic area. Add in elements like gas, oil from cars and the process of cracks can add up quicker. Repairing these cracks first should be top priority. You may need to scrub areas of the pavement with detergent and hose off before continuing.

Sealcoating – After all repairs and cleaning has completed it may be a goof idea to apply a sealcoating. Sealcoating’s job is to protect the asphalt below it from harsh weather conditions that would decrease the driveway or parking lot’s life. In reality, to properly Winterize, a sealcoating should be applied every 2-4 years depending on weather conditions.

What to do during the Winter to keep asphalt in good shape

Try to avoid salting as much as possible – Obviously sometimes salting is inevitable especially during the worst of Winters where ice is problematic and can be a liability in commercial settings. But salt is something that can slowly eat away at your asphalt expediting how often you need to repave your driveway. If you can help it try shoveling or plowing your driveway or parking area instead. It’ll preserve some of your pavements life!

Limit large vehicle traffic – Under normal conditions heavy vehicles aren’t an issue because of how asphalt adapts to weight. However, during the Winter the breakdown process can be sped up by heavy loads. As much as possible try and re-route or limit the number of heavy vehicles coming in and out.

Failed to Winterize? We have your back!

If Winter wreaked havoc on your asphalt you have no reason to worry. There is still time to have a professional contractor get your driveway in order before the snow and ice start to fall. From there you can follow these tips to keep your brand spanking new drive sparkling all year long!


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When To Repair, Resurface or Replace Your Tennis Court

by Administrator30. July 2018 11:29


So, you’re had your tennis court for a few years now and it’s starting to show a little bit of its age. This may bring up the question about when and how you should go about repairing and/or replacing your tennis court. Before your jump to any hasty decisions there are some things to look for that can tell you A) if you need to take any action at all and B) which route you should take to get your court back in tip-top shape.

Signs Your Tennis Court Needs Repaired or Replaced

The first and most notable sign that of a tennis court in need of repair are the occurrence of cracks and/or root damage that continue to grow daily. Cracks can be a symptom of smaller or larger problems below the surface so they should be addressed immediately.

Because courts get play in every possible season they will tend to develop birdbaths, or low spots in the surface where water can collect. Typically, the high traffic areas such as the baseline will show signs first. The lines on the court will also tend to fade over time which will typically fade at the same rate as other maintenance issues so keeping an eye out for faded lines can be a good indicator.

Players can also tell when a court needs some tending to. Slick spots in the court can start to develop. Other things like loose sand on the court usually means it’s time to resurface. If players start to mention that the court is playing a bit too fast can be the first tip-off that you should take a closer look.

Repair, Resurface, or Replace?

We typically suggest a fresh resurfacing of a tennis court every 3-5 years depending on a few factors like how often it is played and the climate of the court. It also takes into account how often you perform regular maintenance on the court.

It is important to note however. Sometimes quick stop gap repairs aren’t the answer. If you’re trying to decide between repairing and resurfacing you should note that it may only be a temporary fix depending on the problems that are present below the surface. Just note that cracks will always come back and reflect back onto pavement within a few years. The only way to truly ever remove cracks is to remove the existing pavement and rebuild the court. So if you have any hesitancies about cracks reappearing, a complete rebuild may be in order.

What Makes Sense For You?

In the end your decision boils down to your budget, how often the courts get used, and the seriousness of the players that will be enjoying the court. Sometimes resurfacing is the answer and sometimes simple repairs can help. Or maybe you want to completely rebuild the court from the ground up to ensure cracks won’t come back anytime soon. Whatever the case we can talk you through the options and have you up and enjoying the court in no time. We have more info on our tennis courts page (along with info on basketball courts and running tracks). And you can also contact us here, 24/7 and we’ll contact you with more information!


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Will A Paved Driveway Add Value to My Home?

by Administrator15. June 2018 11:49

Many homeowners who are trying to sell their home will have to think about more than just what the actual home looks like. Many times, what ancillary features of a home look like can affect a potential buyers decision. And one of those often-overlooked features of a home is the driveway. BUT, you may be asking yourself how does having a paved, finished driveway affect the sale value? And how do you know when you should, or shouldn’t invest in one? Let’s explore factors that should affect your decision.

If your driveway is gravel…

…you should invest in a paved driveway. While the driveway may be just fine for your needs it can scare off potential buyers. Gravel is hard to take care of especially in regions where weather is unpredictable. Gravel can develop muddy areas or deep ruts that require constant maintenance.

What is your neighborhood like?

Because your homes’ value is partially determined by the surrounding neighborhood you like in it’s important to keep your home up to the standards of the area around you. For instance, if your homes driveway is in bad shape and all others are in good shape your home will have a lower perceived value to buyers. And the reverse can be true as well. If your home is the only one with a paved driveway while the other homes are worse off your homes’ value shoots up.

What value will a paved driveway bring me?

Usually paving a driveway will give you a return of AT LEAST the cost of it being installed. And in most cases you’re going to get considerably more in return. The amount varies depending on the aesthetics of the driveway. Things like the material used, the width, and the previously mentioned neighborhood can all affect the added value of the home. Consider making your driveway wider if you’re going the repaving route as being able to fit to cars side by side is a major advantage that homeowners looks for.

I have a nice driveway but…

…it could use a little TLC. Luckily a simple resurfacing could boost the value of your home. Resurfacing asphalt is much cheaper than a new installation and can add the same value to your home. And at the bare minimum sealing cracks before putting your home on the market can help. It will at least help keep the grass and weeds from sneaking through which can make a home look shoddy.

What paving material should I use?

In most cases we feel asphalt is the best way to go. It is less expensive than concrete, by about 50% in fact, and more durable – especially in unpredictable weather conditions. Concrete can easily crack in the winter time. Asphalt is more flexible making it less likely to crack over time. Asphalt driveways can last you 20-25 years if properly installed and maintained – a great investment. One final point about paved driveways. While they increase the value of your home, a nice paved driveway can also help sell your home FASTER. And who doesn't want to do that!

Questions? Need Help?

We have tons more information on our website which you can find here. If you have any more questions about paving, repaving, resurfacing, or sealing please don’t hesitate to contact as here or call us at 513-831-7500. Thanks for reading!



The Different Types of Tennis Court Surfaces and Their Characteristics

by Administrator30. March 2018 14:46

One of the services that we offer here at JK Pavement is tennis court repaving and installation. You might not have known this, but asphalt (and concrete, for that matter) are actually popular tennis court surfaces. And with that variety comes a question: What’s the difference between the court surfaces? For that matter, is there a “best” surface? We’re writing today to answer those questions and more.

But first, a note on terminology

There are three considerations when determining the suitability of a court: speed, bounce, and ease on the players. Bounce is how high or low the ball bounces after it hits the ground. Speed is how much the surface speeds up or slows down the ball after it bounces. And ease of players is how hard the surface is on the body of the players.


Grass was the first surface of tennis. Despite being the first, though, it’s one of the least common out there today. Grass presents a tricky surface to play tennis on because it is extremely fast with low bounce. Often players will experience unexpected ball bounce when playing on this type of court.

Grass isn’t a popular tennis court choice today for two reasons: it is expensive to maintain and extremely sensitive to the weather. Grass, unlike many other surfaces, holds onto moisture, making it difficult to play on in the days following rain.


Clay is another uncommon tennis surface. Clay courts are made up of hard-packed clay or sand covered by loose clay or sand, giving it its distinctive reddish color. The only major worldwide tennis tournament that is played on a clay surface is the French Open. Because of the grittiness of the clay or sand, clay is the slowest surface out there. However, it also has high bounce. Players on clay surfaces will find that they don’t slide around because of the high traction of the court.

Like grass, clay surfaces are also sensitive to the rain and are extremely high maintenance.

Hard Surface

Hard surfaces, usually made up of either asphalt or concrete, are the most popular tennis surface out there for neighborhood and professional courts alike, and for good reason: they represent a great compromise between all the other surface types. Whereas other court types tend to favor certain types of players over others, hard surfaces balance things out so well that they have been described as “democratic courts” by some.

Hard surfaces are fast, but not as fast as grass. Hard surfaces are also the most predictable to play on, presenting players with few surprises.

Indoor Surface

Indoor surfaces, usually made of some type of carpet, represent the budget category of tennis. Carpeted surfaces are the cheapest and easiest to install, and they are also the cheapest to maintain. They are so cheap, in fact, that it’s often easier to outright replace them than to repair them if things go wrong.

Carpet is a fast surface with a low bounce, a mix of traits that isn’t shared by any of the other surfaces.

Jk Pavement is Available for All Your Tennis Needs

Whether you have a tennis court that you’re looking to resurface or you’re just thinking about installing one, JK Pavement has you covered! Call in today for a free estimate on your project.


Reseal or Resurface? What You Need to Know About Asphalt Maintenance and Repair

by Administrator23. March 2018 16:55

You probably don’t think about asphalt every day. But you probably use it that often.

Asphalt is everywhere: on our roads, our roofs, and our driveways. It’s slick black look and value make asphalt a popular choice for anywhere we can stick it. But there’s one thing that puts asphalt high above concrete in the value scale: you can repair it.

Unlike concrete, which is laid in blocks because each block must be dug up and replaced when defects occur, asphalt can be repaired cheaply and easily.

Two methods of asphalt repair, resurfacing and sealcoating, are often misunderstood. One is a few steps shy of an outright repair, the other is just routine maintenance. We’re writing this blog to clear that up.

The Difference Between Resurfacing and Sealcoating

Sealcoating (also called resealing) a driveway is the process of applying one or two thin layers of asphalt, also called sealant, to an asphalt driveway. This has the effect of sealing up any cracks in the driveway—plus, it makes the driveway look brand new.

You should get your driveway resealed every 3-5 years.

Resurfacing (also called overlaying) your driveway is the process of ripping up the driveway a few inches down. Then, you apply brand new asphalt to the top, essentially creating a new driveway without having to dig up the yard. It’s extremely cost effective, but requires that the driveway was installed correctly to begin with.

You should only need to resurface your driveway once every 15-20 years or so.

Why Are They Necessary?

Asphalt, the kind we use for roads and driveways, is a mix of petroleum binding agent and aggregate, which is just a fancy name for rocks, sand, and gravel. The black binding agent is the asphalt itself, and it’s what holds the aggregate together.

Asphalt is incredibly flexible, which means it does a great job of supporting the weight of cars and people. However, this flexibility requires that asphalt sits atop a sturdy surface, so all asphalt sits over a bed of gravel. If it didn’t, asphalt would sink into the ground under the weight of a vehicle.

The sun’s UV rays slowly break down the asphalt, which is why asphalt gets gray and bumpy over time. As asphalt deteriorates, it opens up to cracks. That’s bad for asphalt because cracks let water seep inside the surface. Once cold weather hits, any water inside asphalt will expand and crack the driveway. If this continues for a few years, your driveway will become ugly and filled with holes. Sealcoating and resurfacing are ways to combat this deterioration.

When You Should Reseal

The short answer is that you should reseal your driveway every 3-5 years. After that many years, your driveway starts to show significant cracks that will fill with water and destroy the driveway over time. Resealing the driveway adds a thin layer of asphalt onto the topmost layer, sealing any cracks beneath it.

Luckily for you, driveway resealing isn’t very expensive. HomeAdvisor placed the cost at between 10 and 16 cents per square foot in our area. Regular resealing commonly adds 10 years to a driveway’s life.

While you can reseal a driveway on your own, we recommend you contact a professional to do it. The resealers sold at home improvement stores are lower quality than the commercial ones used by professionals.

When You Should Resurface

Asphalt resurfacing is the number one reason why you should care about how well your driveway is installed in the first place. If your driveway’s gravel base was installed properly, you will never need to rebuild your driveway. Instead, you can just get it resurfaced every 15 years or so.

Resurfacing involves tearing up a few inches of asphalt and applying fresh asphalt on top of it. You’ve probably seen it done on roads before.

Instead of applying an inch of new asphalt, resurfacing makes your driveway like new without the expense and hassle of getting a new one installed.

Cracks in your asphalt driveway are inevitable, so you shouldn’t worry about most of them. Some, however, indicate a defect in the gravel layer of your driveway. if your driveway experiences these defects, it means no amount of resurfacing will make them go away:

·         Alligator cracks—Cracks in a pattern that resemble the scales of an alligator

·         Edge cracks—Cracks along the edge of the driveway

If your driveway is free of these defects after 15 years, it means that you’re free to pursue the comparatively inexpensive option of resurfacing. If your driveway does show signs of alligator or edge cracks, it means you’ll likely have to pay for a full-on rebuild of your driveway. If you resurface a driveway with alligator cracks, they’ll show up again in just a few years.

Still Not Sure? Give us a Call

Your driveway is an essential part of the look and function of your home. If you want to know more about whether resealing or resurfacing is right for your driveway, give us a call today at (513)-831-7500. We’ve got experts on call who can walk you through the best solutions for your home.



3 Times When You Should Resurface Your Asphalt Driveway (And 3 Times When You Shouldn’t)

by Administrator27. August 2017 16:47

If you’re here, you probably already know that resurfacing your asphalt driveway is one of the best and most cost effective ways of protecting your driveway investment. And it is an investment: driveways are expensive, inching up towards the $10,000 mark brand new, but they greatly impact a house’s curb appeal. So much so, in fact, that a prospective buyer might pass up on a house solely because it has a shoddy driveway.

Given the high cost of outright replacing your driveway, resurfacing it (when you tear down the first few inches of asphalt and pour new stuff over it) becomes a more and more appealing option. But before you pull the trigger on a driveway resurface, you should know when the conditions are right (and when they aren’t) to get the service done.

When You Should

When You Know Your Driveway has a Solid Base

Asphalt is only as strong as the subgrade beneath it. Since asphalt itself is supple (a quality that makes it perfect for parked and moving cars alike), it requires a sturdy underground base to keep its shape. Without that base, asphalt would sink and deform extremely quickly.

If you know your driveway has a solid base, you’re good to go ahead with resurfacing. But how can you tell? We’ll get into that a little later.

When You Want to Give Your Driveway a Facelift

In addition to strengthening your driveway, resurfacing will give your driveway a brand-new look without the price of a full-blown driveway replacement. The black part of asphalt gets worn down over time by the sun’s UV rays, and there is no way to reverse the effect. Your only chances of a pitch-black driveway come from resurfacing or resealing your driveway (two things we’ve written about before).

When You Want to Have Better Winters

The past two winters in Cincinnati have been terrible. But if you had a new driveway installed in the past few years, these winters were likely a little easier on you than other people. That’s because asphalt is the best material around when it comes to snow.

Asphalt’s deep black color attracts heat and helps to melt the snow off your driveway more quickly. But that’s not the only thing it’s good for.

Asphalt is also incredibly porous. That means when the snow on your driveway does melt, a lot of it melts and drains through the asphalt, meaning your driveway melts and drains snow more efficiently than your neighbors.

When You Shouldn’t

When Your Driveway Has Potholes

If you’ve ever driven on a pothole-covered road regularly (and Cincinnati has enough of those), you probably know what we’re about to say. You’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t take potholes long to reform after they’ve been patched. That’s because a pothole forms when the subgrade beneath a patch of asphalt erodes away. Without a sturdy base, the flexible asphalt quickly collapses on itself, forming a pothole.

If your driveway has potholes, they won’t go away for long if all you do is fill the holes. Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of potholes for good is to dig up the driveway and start from scratch.

When Your Driveway has Alligator/Spider Cracks

Alligator cracks, cracks in the pattern of the scales on an alligator’s back (though some see it as a spiderweb), also indicate structural failure of your driveway’s subgrade. Just like with potholes, if you see these cracks, you shouldn’t cover them up because they’ll just show right back up again.

When Rain is in the Forecast

You can repave asphalt when it’s raining, the effects just won’t be pretty. When it rains, the wetness will cause the oils in asphalt to separate from the rest of the mixture and weaken the whole thing. This can lead to oily runoff and craters. In fact, you have to wait for the ground to completely dry before you should even attempt anything with your driveway.

Interested in Repaving? Call JK Pavement

Whether you need repaving or a brand-new driveway, JK Pavement is Cincinnati’s top choice for driveway work. Check out our testimonials to see what others have said about us or give us a call today for a free estimate.


Asphalt vs Concrete for Bike Trail Paving

by Administrator19. July 2017 08:49

Why should I build a trail?

Bike trails are growing in popularity, and for good reason: they increase both quality of life and value of nearby businesses, wherever they are. The benefits of bike trails have been extensively studied and documented over the past few decades. For example, one University of Cincinnati Master’s Thesis found that home value increases by $7.05 for every foot nearer to a bike trail it was. That test was performed specifically on a trail near Cincinnati’s Little Miami River. In addition, 70% of people say that it’s important for them to live near a trail. Not only do property values increase alongside proximity to trails, but businesses can also expect more customers the nearer to a trail they are. So, if you were considering installing a bike trail, here are some things you’ll want to know:

o   Trails are extremely effective at getting people near them to exercise

·         This happens across all ages and demographics

o   Trails pay for themselves in reduced healthcare costs

·         A 1999 study showed that every $1 spent on a trail resulted in a $3 return on medical benefits

o   Trails attract wealthy people

·         A huge percentage of people who frequent bike trails are wealthy

o   Trails attract people from out of town

·         Trails make it more likely that people from out of the area will visit

o   Trails bring money to the local economy

·         If people from out of town do visit your area, they will spend an average of $16 per day. If they end up staying overnight, that number jumps to over $100 per day

o   Trails are good for the environment

·         When given the option, many people will choose to walk, run, or bike to wherever they are going. This reduces emissions in the area

What material should I use for my trail?

The two most popular building materials for trails are asphalt and concrete. They have both been around for the same amount of time—about 300 years—and they both have large presences in everyday life. Asphalt is commonly found in roads—in fact, 95% of the paved roads in America use asphalt—and concrete is mainly used for sidewalks. Despite that, there are debates about which material is better for trails, and we hope to clear that up for you today.

Strengths of asphalt and concrete

Asphalt is the most common material for bike paths today, and with good reason—it has the best cost/lifespan ratio of all the materials. Also, it sets quickly. An asphalt trail is ready for riders the day after it is put down. Another of asphalt’s strengths is that it is easily and cheaply repaired, so a large crack doesn’t mean that you need to get your trail redone.

Finally, asphalt is safer than concrete. Certain kinds of asphalt, like porous asphalt, are extremely resilient to freezing and collecting snow. Asphalt is naturally more porous than concrete, and snow can more easily melt and run off there.

Concrete also has some strengths worth mentioning. It lasts about 30% longer than asphalt, and requires no sort of maintenance until it inevitably cracks.

Both asphalt and concrete can be colored or styled to look however people want, though this drives up costs considerably.

Weaknesses of asphalt and concrete

Though we believe asphalt is definitely the best tool for the job, it doesn’t come without its weaknesses. First of all, asphalt does not last as long as concrete does. However, most of asphalts degradation comes from constantly being driven over by cars. Because asphalt is naturally more flexible than concrete (asphalt in its natural form is actually a liquid), the continual pressure eventually causes it to deform. This is the biggest shortener of asphalt’s lifespan. However, with bike trails, this doesn’t happen. Bikes weigh a fraction of what cars do, so they don’t put enough pressure on asphalt to contribute to its degradation.

Another weakness of asphalt is that it does require some maintenance. Most professionals say that asphalt requires sealing every two to three years, though some argue that this is an unnecessary procedure. Even at its best, though, an asphalt trail won’t last as long as a concrete trail.

Concrete also has its weaknesses. It cannot be repaired at all, so concrete with a large crack has to be completely replaced, which is costly and labor-intensive. This is why sidewalks and other concrete pathways are poured in sections. It’s much, much easier to replace a section than an entire sidewalk or driveway.

Concrete’s biggest weakness is its cost. It is usually about double the cost of asphalt, and because it doesn’t last twice as asphalt, it just doesn’t provide the same value that asphalt does.



In case you have trouble remembering, we put together a table with summaries of the points discussed above.



·         ~$4 per square foot

·         Roughly 20-year lifespan (includes necessary interim repairs)

·         Can use the day after it is put down

·         Require resealing every few years

·         Can be repaired

·         ~$9 per square foot

·         Roughly 30 year lifespan

·         Takes weeks to set

·         Maintenance-free

·         Cracked sections must be replaced

If you are considering getting a trail paved, you’ll want to make sure it’s done right. J.K. Meurer is the only paver in Cincinnati that has the equipment needed to pave bike paths. So, give us a call and we can talk about making your bike path a reality.


2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award-Press Release

by Administrator29. January 2017 12:38

J.K. Meurer Corp. has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the asphalt paving companies in the Cincinnati market were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

We are honored and proud of earning the Angie's List Super Service Award for the 6th year in a row.  Angie's List members expect the highest levels of service and quality when purchaing a new asphalt driveway.  J.K. Meurer's 30 years of experience and commitment to responsiveness has allowed us to consistenly exceed these members expectations.  We are so grateful for the member reviews that have been submitted that help share our story.-Chad Miller, General Manager-J.K. Meurer Corporation

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”




Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.


Asphalt Overlay vs. Removal

by Administrator25. January 2016 14:19


An overlay or resurface can be used on an asphalt driveway, parking lot, or road way. It consists of installing a new layer of asphalt over the existing asphalt and grinding at the transitions (i.e. sidewalks, garages, drains, curbs, or other asphalt points). A paving surface can be deteriorated but still maintain structural integrity in which an asphalt overlay is the proper solution. An existing asphalt surface is the best base for new asphalt. Damaged or troubled areas are repaired before the installation of asphalt. Sometimes all that is required is a leveling course, which is a thin layer of asphalt that is installed to take out any dips or low areas before the finishing course is installed. A tack coat is normally applied on the existing asphalt surface to help the new asphalt adhere to the existing surface. An overlay is usually installed at an average depth of 1.5” to 2” inches thick depending on the project. Overlays are normally cheaper in price and deliver same quality and strength as other asphalt options.   

Remove and Replace

            A remove and replace is exactly how it sounds, the existing asphalt is excavated or removed which reveals the gravel base. If there are any areas where the sub base is soft they will need to be undercut then fine graded to proper grade. An undercut is an area that needs to be fully excavated and backfilled with aggregate. Undercuts usually range in depth but for the most part are 8” inches in depth. After the existing asphalt is removed and the sub base is properly repaired a new layer of asphalt is applied and compacted to proper thickness. A remove and replace is more expensive and should only be considered if the existing drive is weakened by the structural integrity of the sub base, if there is a drainage issue that needs fixed, or if there are elevation issues. A remove and replace can be a great long term solution for your asphalt needs.

            Every driveway is different and factors such as surrounding elevations, drainage and use of paved surface can help determine the correct course of action. Please contact us for an appointment with one of our asphalt professionals to determine the correct solution for your project.




Cincinnati's Asphalt Contractor | JK Meurer

by Administrator21. September 2015 02:00

JK Meurer is the Asphalt contractor for you because our services will give you a perfectly paved driveway, parking lot, tennis court or other paved spaces. Our asphalt services can be performed on both residential and commercial property, and we can even repair areas in need.

Asphalt repairs are usually needed for fixing smaller parts of a parking lot or driveway. Usually the entire area won’t need to be re-done, just certain sections of it. JK Pavement will send an asphalt professional to your site to assess the problem, find the cause of the damage, and fix what is needed in the most efficient manner. 

Residential customers can expect us to deliver a long-lasting paved driveway for your home. When installing blacktop driveways, the details matter and our professional and experienced staff has the expertise to deliver a quality product.  Instead of just trying to get the job done as quickly as possible, we consider the amount of people that will come and go on your driveway, and how important proper installation is.

For our commercial paving customers we’ll provide professional consultation and free estimates to give you a specific scope of what work you will need done so you know exactly what you are paying for, and how you can get the best return on investment.  Our parking lots are built to withstand harsh winters with the seal coats we put on them.  After years of wear and tear, we can resurface, patch or repair the lot to bring it back to life.

Regardless of what kind of paving service you need, look to JK Meurer. We’re reliable, credible, and understand the importance of having a professional, safe and dependable asphalt surface for you or your customers.  That's why we've been paving the greater Cincinnati area for over 25 years now!  You can ask your neighbor, read testimonials on our website or search the web to see that we've been providing top notch services, and are here to stay! Give us a call at (513) 248-7500! 

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