Found 28 results for the keyword ‘Asphalt’

  • Weather Restrictions: Asphalt & Gravel flat roofing

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Roofing     Product: Asphalt & Gravel flat roofing Temperature Limitations: Roofing materials flow best above +10 C (+50 F) -- emergency repairs can be made down to -10 C (+14 F) Rain Limitatio...
  • Avoiding common errors with paving stones & Asphalt driveways

    It is frustrating when walkway or driveway paving stones heave with frost, or drop with erosion. If properly built, this doesn't happen. Actually what I have written here about paving stones applies to asphalt driveways as well.   A GOOD COMPACT SUBSTRATE IS ESSENTIAL IN A COLD CLIMATE You nee...
  • How do you remove asphalt splashes from the concrete curb?

    There are now a number of products on the market specifically designed for cleaning concrete, and when I tested them on the TV show, most of them appeared to work on asphalt stains. One of the keys is to brush in the cleaner, and then to use a high-pressure water power washer system to flush eve...
  • Putting new asphalt roof shingles right over old ones.

      The question is: Can you put new asphalt roof shingles right over old ones. If the old ones are flat and you fill in any missing tabs, and you do no more that a total of two layers of shingles, yes you can reshingle over old shingles. The major question point would be to check out if your old...
  • BP Roof Shingles -- Class Action Law Suit

    BP and IKO have had problems with some organic base (felt) asphalt impregnated shingles. There are class action suits against them in both the US and Canada. The advice from my roofing specialist: "Whoever claims they have a legitimate complaint against BP or IKO should go at it alone and not j...
  • How do you fill cracks or holes in a driveway?

    Angela from cyberspace (you really have to tell me where you are from when you write in, it helps me to know things about your climate, even about your soil) wants to seal her driveway but needs to fill up the cracks first. How to do it? If we are talking about interlocking bricks, start by fill...
  • Weather Restrictions: Bituminous foundation moisture control coating

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Concrete     Product: Bituminous foundation moisture control coating Temperature Limitations: Water based products must be used above freezing -- Solvent based materials minimum -17 C (+1 F) Rain L...
  • A look at a bad roofing job and how to hire a roofing contractor.

    Annie has three roofs on her house, a shingled roof in the front part followed by an asphalt and gravel flat roof and then an elastomeric membrane flat roof over her back porch. They all seem to leak. The asphalt roof is only six years old, installed by someone who advertised in the local paper...
  • Weather Restrictions: Crack Sealer for Asphalt Driveways

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Asphalt     Product: Crack Sealer for Asphalt Driveways Temperature Limitations: Asphalt based: Use above -40 C (-40 F) and below +76 C (+170 F) -- Thermoplastic based: use above +10 C (+50 F) below...
  • Can I add new asphalt shingles over one inch of foam insulation?

    Kara lives in BC and has foam insulation over her roof with shingles over the foam. She wants to put on new shingles and questions having them right over the foam.You are right to question that application. The first problem is that shingling nails that have to go through an inch of foam will n...