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(707) 397-5969
(415) 690-7988

Serving all of Sonoma and Solano counties including Santa Rosa, Windsor, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo and Vacaville.

Services include asphalt paving, stamped asphalt, patterned asphalt, driveways, private road paving, parking lot paving and pavement demolition. Brands include TerraPave...
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Why Trust Diamond Certified Asphalt and Pavement Stamping Companies Rated Highest in Quality?

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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose an asphalt and stamping paving company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified paving, asphalt and stamping contractor. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated asphalt, stamping and paving company and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you'll never be fooled by fake reviews.

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Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

How to Choose
How to Find a Good Asphalt Stamping and Paving Company in Napa County
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Asphalt has been used as a paving medium for many years. It is practical and less expensive than other paving materials; however, many find it rather boring. All of that has changed now that pavement stamping has come upon the scene. The installation is actually very fast. Your driveway or project area will experience very little downtime which means less disruption to your busy life....

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Asphalt has been used as a paving medium for many years. It is practical and less expensive than other paving materials; however, many find it rather boring. All of that has changed now that pavement stamping has come upon the scene. The installation is actually very fast. Your driveway or project area will experience very little downtime which means less disruption to your busy life.

You can choose from many patterns and colors to create your own custom look with a Napa County asphalt stamping and paving company in Napa cities including St. Helena, Calistoga and Yountville and the smaller areas of Oakville and Pope Valley.

Asphalt also handles climate changes well making it last longer. It is structurally sound which prevents it from shifting with weather changes like freezing and thawing cycles which may affect other surfaces.

Asphalt doesn't have seams, so you are less likely to have issues with weeds growing through it. Another bonus of asphalt is that it doesn't react to salt. Whether salt is used for de-icing or you have salt from living in a coastal region, asphalt can tolerate it.

An asphalt stamping and paving company can offer you a complete line of decorative products for paving. The potential for designs is equal to or greater than the choices with stone and brick which are more expensive. Your contractor will install your asphalt stamping and paving so that it is not only attractive but long-lasting. The end result will be a visual statement that makes a positive and memorable impression.

You will love your finished asphalt stamping and paving job. It is easily repaired and requires very little maintenance. It also has invisible seams. The colors are stable and will last for years. There is an unlimited choice of patterns and logos. You will especially appreciate the low cost.

How do you find the asphalt stamping and paving company that is right for you? You need to research and get information so that you can be confident in your choice of an asphalt stamping and paving company in Napa County in the cities of Napa and American Canyon.

Look for a Certified Asphalt Stamping and Paving Company in Napa County
Not all Napa County asphalt stamping and paving companies are alike. They have different skills, varied degrees of experience and philosophies and offer different services.

You have a right to choose a qualified asphalt stamping and paving contractor in Napa County and the cities of St. Helena, Calistoga and Yountville and the smaller areas of Angwin and Deer Park. By researching and choosing carefully, you can choose a contractor that will install your asphalt stamping and paving correctly the first time.

All Diamond Certified companies have already been thoroughly researched for you, including license verification. However, if you're unable to choose a Diamond Certified asphalt stamping and paving company in your area of Napa County, you'll have to do the research yourself.

Consider These Things When Choosing a Good Asphalt Paving and Stamping Company in Napa County
An asphalt stamping and paving contractor you trust in Napa will add value to your home by creating new, unique driveways, patios or paths. And when you have a good base for your driveway and do regular maintenance, it will last for many years.

Once you have decided to install asphalt stamping and paving for your project, you will be in a hurry to get started. But it is important for you to take your time. Spend some time researching local asphalt stamping and paving companies to find the one that will work best for you.

While it's best to simply choose a Diamond Certified asphalt stamping and paving company because of their Highest in Quality rating, it may not be possible. If you're unable to choose a Diamond Certified contractor in your area of Napa County, improve your chances of hiring a good asphalt stamping and paving company by checking contractors on the Contractors State License Board website to ensure they have active licenses and workers' compensation insurance. You can see any violations and license revocations on their license record. It is also important to know if any serious customer grievances and complaints have been filed with the state.

You will also want to verify additional company credentials. Asphalt and stamping paving contractors who are members of local organizations and associations may offer better service, and you'll be able to see their past records, including any complaints and legal action.

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Know What You Want
Researching What You Want Before Hiring an Asphalt Stamping and Paving Company in Napa County

After you have completed some initial research, talk with a few local asphalt stamping and paving companies. Compile a list of questions and use that list when speaking to asphalt stamping and paving contractors. Be sure to write down their answers.

Only accept estimates from those Napa asphalt paving and stamping companies that meet or exceed your expectations. If the contractor doesn't give satisfactory answers to your questions, move on to the next company....

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After you have completed some initial research, talk with a few local asphalt stamping and paving companies. Compile a list of questions and use that list when speaking to asphalt stamping and paving contractors. Be sure to write down their answers.

Only accept estimates from those Napa asphalt paving and stamping companies that meet or exceed your expectations. If the contractor doesn't give satisfactory answers to your questions, move on to the next company.

You will want to know what you want from your own asphalt stamping and paving project. Have an idea of your timeline, color, stamping, and budget preferences.

Here are some questions that you may want to ask:

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified paving company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Guarantee?
  • What is my timeline for asphalt paving and stamping services?
  • What personal and professional characteristics would I like my Napa County asphalt stamping and paving company to have such as good communication skills, timeliness, honesty, integrity, and reliability?
  • Am I planning on staying in this house over the long-term or am I going to use it as rental property?
  • Have I chosen a color and style that looks appropriate with the landscape and house?
  • Have I budgeted enough for this project?
  • Are there any changes or repairs I need to do before I have asphalt stamping and paving installed?
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What to Ask on the Phone
Questions to Ask on the Phone With Napa County Asphalt Paving and Stamping Specialists

Using your list of questions, call local asphalt stamping and paving companies in Napa County. This list will help you stay focused during your interview and you will be able to compare answers from each contractor more easily.

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Using your list of questions, call local asphalt stamping and paving companies in Napa County. This list will help you stay focused during your interview and you will be able to compare answers from each contractor more easily.

Use the following questions to get started:

  • Has your asphalt paving company earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  • What guarantees and warranties do you offer?
  • How long have you been paving and stamping?
  • How many paving and stamping projects have you completed and do you have pictures of the finished work?
  • Do you charge for estimates and, if so, how much?
  • Do you carry liability insurance and what does it cover?
  • Do you have worker's compensation insurance?
  • How long have you been in business in this area?
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What to Ask in Person
Questions to Ask an Asphalt Stamping and Paving Contractor in Napa County
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Once you have narrowed the field to a few of the best Napa County asphalt stamping and paving contractors, visit them in person to meet the contractor.

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Once you have narrowed the field to a few of the best Napa County asphalt stamping and paving contractors, visit them in person to meet the contractor.

Questions you might want to ask include these:

  • Are the products that you use environmentally safe for my children, pets and yard?
  • What does the warranty cover?
  • Do you have liability and workers' compensation insurance?
  • Can you provide me with 10 references?
  • What type of a guarantee do you offer?
  • Will you give me a written contract?
  • Do you hire any subcontractors?
  • Do you have a valid contractor's license and what is the number?
  • Do you charge for estimates?
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What to Ask References
Questions to Ask Previous Customers of Napa Asphalt Stamping and Paving Contractors

It's best to choose a Diamond Certified asphalt stamping and paving company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings processthat most other companies can't pass. If you want quality from an asphalt stamping and paving contractor in Napa County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company....

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It's best to choose a Diamond Certified asphalt stamping and paving company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings processthat most other companies can't pass. If you want quality from an asphalt stamping and paving contractor in Napa County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company.

Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. You'll never be fooled by fake reviews. That's because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can't find a Diamond Certified asphalt contractor within reach, you'll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it's wise to call some references provided by your asphalt stamping and paving contractor.

Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the asphalt stamping and paving contractor are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. Instead, paving and asphalt stamping contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company's 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

  • Would you recommend this asphalt stamping and paving contractor to your friends and family?
  • Did they keep communication with you up to date on the status of your project?
  • Did they show up for work on time?
  • When you need this work done in the future, will you choose this same company?
  • Did they do a good job of clean up after they completed the job?
  • If you live in a smaller town such as Deer Park and Oakville, were you expected to pay extra for their travel expenses to your home?
  • Were you satisfied with the service from this asphalt stamping and paving contractor?
  • What type of asphalt and paving stamping were used for your job?
  • Did they finish the work on time?
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Review Your Options
Finding a Trustworthy Asphalt Paving Contractor in Napa County
The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

Your choice of an asphalt stamping and paving contractor in Napa County is an important decision that will impact the way your new driveway or paving project looks for years to come.

Before you choose the asphalt stamping and paving company that's best for you, consider the following questions:...

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Your choice of an asphalt stamping and paving contractor in Napa County is an important decision that will impact the way your new driveway or paving project looks for years to come.

Before you choose the asphalt stamping and paving company that's best for you, consider the following questions:

  • Is this estimate with in my budget?
  • Does the asphalt stamping and paving contractor offer a written warranty to back up their work?
  • Is the asphalt stamping and paving contractor in Napa County able to meet your needs when it comes to scheduling, customer service and experience?
  • How knowledgeable is the asphalt stamping and paving company about the techniques they will be using and the specific needs of my job?
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How to Work With
Getting Ready to Sign an Asphalt Stamping Contract

Asphalt and stamping paving is an investment. You will need to plan your budget and then stick to it. After you have found a Napa County asphalt stamping and paving company in Napa County that you can trust, you will have peace of mind as you begin your asphalt stamping and paving project....

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Asphalt and stamping paving is an investment. You will need to plan your budget and then stick to it. After you have found a Napa County asphalt stamping and paving company in Napa County that you can trust, you will have peace of mind as you begin your asphalt stamping and paving project.

First, meet with the contractor. Using the notes that you have taken, you can accurately describe any concerns that you have. Be detailed about any areas of concern and don't be in a rush. It is as important for you to hear their suggestions and observations as it is for them to hear you. If you don't understand something, ask now. You need to completely comprehend the plan and any problems or solutions that may come up.

Be sure to get all estimates in writing before any work begins. The estimate should include an itemized list of the cost of supplies and the labor. Don't ever sign a blank estimate.

Signing a Contract with a Trustworthy Napa County Asphalt Stamping and Paving Contractor
When you feel satisfied with the information you have received from your Napa County asphalt stamping and paving contractor, sign the contract. Be sure that they have a phone number where you can be reached.

Expect the contractor to stay within the estimate. However, if the actual asphalt stamping and paving costs exceed the original amount of the estimate, the contractor must get your approval before moving ahead.

How to Make your Asphalt Stamping and Paving Job Go Easier
Professional asphalt stamping and paving contractors are able to handle the very small to the very large aspects of their work. However, you can do some things to prepare for them and to make their progress in putting in your asphalt stamping and paving go more smoothly and more quickly. Doing these things may even cut down on the labor costs and can keep your home and belongings from being damaged.

Remove any furniture or movable items from around the area where the asphalt stamping and paving contractor will be working. Before they begin work, remove anything that may be in the way such as barbecues. The more you do the more quickly they can get to work.

Keep your pets and children away from the area. Your asphalt stamping and paving contractor will be focused on installing your asphalt and stamping and should not have to watch out for your pets or children at any time. This not only prevents accidents and injury but also any expense that comes from accidents that may happen because of your children and pets being in the way.

Trim plants and bushes that are in the way. You can save money and time by preparing the area for building by trimming or removing any plants, trees or bushes that are in the way. Ask your contractor what they recommend and the amount of space they require.

Provide parking space and room for their work vehicles to maneuver. Some asphalt stamping and paving contractors have large vehicles that require more space than average. Contact your contractor before they begin and ask them how many parking spaces they need and how much room they need for oversized vehicles. It is also helpful to walk through the area with your contractor so any hazards or clearance issues can be pointed out before installation of your asphalt stamping and paving.

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Be a Good Customer
Planning to be a Successful and Good Asphalt Stamping and Paving Customer

It's the asphalt stamping and paving contractor's responsibility to put in quality asphalt stamping and paving using the best possible installation techniques. But you also play a big part in the success of your asphalt stamping and paving. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Napa County asphalt stamping and paving contractor....

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It's the asphalt stamping and paving contractor's responsibility to put in quality asphalt stamping and paving using the best possible installation techniques. But you also play a big part in the success of your asphalt stamping and paving. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Napa County asphalt stamping and paving contractor.

  • Be clear and upfront with the asphalt contractor you've hired. Let them know what you want from your asphalt stamping and paving work, the long-term outcome you're expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
  • Before you hire an asphalt and paving contractor in Napa County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the asphalt stamping and paving representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local asphalt stamping and paving occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
  • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they're installing your asphalt stamping and paving. The work will move along more smoothly if your asphalt stamping and paving contractor can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
  • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the asphalt stamping and paving on schedule.
  • Ask your asphalt stamping and paving contractor if he will call you with updates or if you should call to check on the progress.
  • Pay for the asphalt stamping and paving work promptly.
  • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!

Why do you want to be a good customer? Asphalt and stamping paving contractors in Napa County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check the Work
Examine the Invoice and the Completed Asphalt Work

When your asphalt stamping and paving installation is complete, your will receive a written invoice that details the completed work.

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When your asphalt stamping and paving installation is complete, your will receive a written invoice that details the completed work.

Your invoice will include:

  • The asphalt paving contractor's name, physical address and license number.
  • Any applicable warrantees or guarantees provided by manufacturers or the company.
  • An itemized list of all the supplies purchased.
  • A list of all services performed.
  • The total cost for supplies, including the amount due for labor.

It is wise to compare the completed work with the written invoice. Ask your contractor to walk through the asphalt stamping and paving project with you and show you the work.

During the walk-through, ask if there are any special instructions for maintaining your asphalt stamping and paving. If you have any questions about the work or materials, ask now.

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Written Warranties
Be Sure to ask for Written Warranties for Asphalt Paving and Stamping Services
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Most asphalt stamping and paving contractors offer some type of warranty on the asphalt stamping and paving. Ask that the details of the warranty be provided to you in writing.

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Most asphalt stamping and paving contractors offer some type of warranty on the asphalt stamping and paving. Ask that the details of the warranty be provided to you in writing.

This information should include:

  • The Napa asphalt stamping paving contractor's name and physical address.
  • What products and parts of the asphalt stamping and paving installation are covered. This should also include whether the contractor will replace or repair your asphalt stamping and paving in the event of a product failure.
  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
  • Terms, limitations and exclusions on the asphalt, materials and paving/stamping workmanship.
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Top 10 Requests
Popular Napa Asphalt Stamping and Paving Services

The top requests for asphalt stamping and paving services in Napa County are listed below.

Patch Paving
Patch paving extends the life of pavement when only small areas need to be repaired.

Decorative Patio Paving
Decorative patio paving is a great way to complement your home with the look of brick or cobblestones but at a more inexpensive cost. You can have a dramatic look for your patio at a great cost.

Pavement Repair
Pavement repair is to repair cracks or other problems with asphalt....

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The top requests for asphalt stamping and paving services in Napa County are listed below.

Patch Paving
Patch paving extends the life of pavement when only small areas need to be repaired.

Decorative Patio Paving
Decorative patio paving is a great way to complement your home with the look of brick or cobblestones but at a more inexpensive cost. You can have a dramatic look for your patio at a great cost.

Pavement Repair
Pavement repair is to repair cracks or other problems with asphalt.

Repaving Services in Napa County
Repaving is the work of replacing the base and the asphalt. The old asphalt is taken out and paved with new asphalt.

Pavement Overlays
Pavement overlays will lengthen the life of your pavement. This is often the way to achieve longer lasting repair.

Reclaimed Pavement
Reclaimed pavement is made from recycle asphalt pavement. It is as high in quality, if not higher, as unrecycled pavement. It doesn't lose its value and can be recycled over again.

Permeable Paving
Permeable paving is the process of paving using porous materials or techniques that allows water and air to move around the paving material.

Pavement Overlays
Pavement overlays are used to extend the life of asphalt. An overlay may not only strengthen the existing asphalt but it can salvage a deteriorated one.

Napa County Pavement Maintenance Services
Pavement maintenance is the process of repairing, sealing, and rejuvenating your asphalt on a regular basis.

Pavement Seal Coating
Seal coating may be the most important maintenance you do for your asphalt. It is a coal and tar mixture that is applied on top of the asphalt. It protects your asphalt from weather and chemicals.

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If Things Go Wrong
The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee for Asphalt Stamping & Paving Services

Diamond Certified paving contractors are backed by theDiamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the asphalt stamping company is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138....

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Diamond Certified paving contractors are backed by theDiamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the asphalt stamping company is Diamond Certified and you can't resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Finding Ways to End Conflict With a Napa County Asphalt Stamping and Paving Contractor
Most projects go well, especially when you carefully choose a qualified asphalt stamping and paving contractor from your area of Napa County who has a history of customer satisfaction. If you have a complaint or concern about your asphalt stamping and paving project, ask to speak with the contractor immediately. This is usually the best way to resolve your problems directly and minimize conflict.

What should you do if something goes wrong in spite of your best efforts? Follow these steps below to resolve your problem quickly.

  • Know your rights.
  • Remain calm and polite.
  • Explain the problem, and detail what you see as a fair outcome.
  • Let your asphalt stamping and paving contractor know that you're willing to compromise or negotiate a mutually-beneficial agreement.

Document in writing your concerns with the asphalt contractor. Write down the paving contractor's response to your complaints in case you need records for future arbitration.

If an agreement can't be reached, tell the asphalt stamping and paving contractor you are going to file a complaint with the CSLB and do so.

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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Asphalt and Paving Companies
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aggregates
Aggregates are various sizes of stones and crushed rock, etc., that make up a high percentage of an asphalt mixture.

asphalt
Asphalt is a black or brown cement-type material that is obtained through the processing of petroleum. It is used for paving and roofing, etc.

Also known as: asphalt cement

asphalt base
Asphalt base is a mix where the largest stone is not larger than 3/4 inch....

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aggregates
Aggregates are various sizes of stones and crushed rock, etc., that make up a high percentage of an asphalt mixture.

asphalt
Asphalt is a black or brown cement-type material that is obtained through the processing of petroleum. It is used for paving and roofing, etc.

Also known as: asphalt cement

asphalt base
Asphalt base is a mix where the largest stone is not larger than 3/4 inch.

asphalt binder
Asphalt binder is the layer between the base and the top surface and is made of asphalt. It is usually thicker than the surface layer

Also known as: asphalt binders

asphalt driveway designs
Asphalt driveway designs isthe design prepared to be stamped into an asphalt driveway.

Also known as: asphalt driveway design

asphalt leveling course
Asphalt leveling course is when hot asphalt is used to get rid of irregularities in the contour of an existing surface.

asphalt repairs
Asphalt repairs are the repairs made to asphalt as it is worn down by use or weather.

Also known as: asphalt repair

coal tar
Coal tar is a by-product from steel production and is used as a base for asphalt pavement sealers.

compaction
Compaction is the process of compressing material into a lesser volume.

crusher-run
Crusher-run is the unscreened product after the stone is crushed.

density
Density refers to the weight of a material such as asphalt.

Also known as: thickness, compactness

emulsion
Emulsion is the combination of ingredients that are mixed mechanically that don't mix normally.

finished grade
Finished grade is the final grade of the asphalt job.

Also known as: final grade

full-depth asphalt pavement
Full-depth asphalt pavement is used to certify that pavement has asphalt mixtures used for all of its courses above the subgrade.

geotextiles
Geotextiles are the materials used in the pavingi process that are fabric-like and often used to stabilize the base material or be a moisture barrier.

Also known as: geotextile

grade-slope
Grade-slope is the angle of a paved surface that aids in drainage of water.

joints
Joints are the visible area where two different pourings of asphalt meet.

Also known as: joint, seam

lane joint cracks
Lane joint cracks are separations between two paving lanes that run longitudinally.

lift
Lift is paving material that is applied to the base or previous layer.

reflection cracks
Reflection cracks are cracks in asphalt that is over pavement and shows the crack pattern of the pavement.

seal coating
Seal coating is the application of a sealant to protect the asphalt.

Also known as: sealing, seal coat

stamped blacktop
Stamped blacktop is pavement or blacktop that has been stamped with a decorative stamp.

Also known as: stamped pavement, asphalt stamping, decorative asphalt paving, stamped asphalt

stone base
Stone base is the base of the pavement which usually consists of crushed stones.

subbase
Subbase is below the base course of asphalt pavement.

subgrade
Subgrade is the prepared soil that is compacted to support a slab or pavement.

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs For Asphalt Stamping and Paving Companies

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified asphalt and paving stamping company?...

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Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified asphalt and paving stamping company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose asphalt and paving stamping companines with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country's most in-depth rating process. Only asphalt and paving stamping companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can't pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you'll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified asphalt and stamping paving company.

Q: What maintenance is required to prolong the life of my asphalt and stamping paving job?
A: It is recommended that you annually fill any cracks. Sealer will need to be applied at least every two years. Regular maintenance will keep your asphalt from deteriorating and slow the formation of any cracks. Regular maintenance will also maintain the appearance of your property. Corrective maintenance is required less often but is necessary when there is excessive cracking or other problems.

Q: Are the estimates for asphalt and paving stamping free?
A: Many asphalt and paving companies will provide you with a detailed estimate at no charge. Others may offer to apply estimate fees to the final job if you hire them. While still others charge a fee for asphalt pouring services. Talk to the asphalt company representative about their estimate policy.

Q: How do I clean my asphalt and paving?
A: It needs to be flushed with water to remove sand and dirt or other abrasive materials. Abrasive materials decrease the life of sealers.

Q: Does the sun cause asphalt deterioration?
A: The sun can increase deterioration as it heats up the cement that binds the asphalt. As it deteriorates, the stone may loosen and fall away.

Q: Are there benefits to an underlayment fabric?
A: Yes, it does work for waterproofing and is used between the existing surface and the new one. It will also slow cracking from the under surface to the new surface. It will significantly extend the life of your asphalt.

Q: When do cracks need to be sealed?
A: Cracks should be sealed as soon as possible. Any crack that is wider than 1/4 of an inch will allow penetration of moisture. The goal of regular maintenance is to keep moisture away from invading the asphalt.

Q: Will sealing the cracks be effective in extending the life of my asphalt?
A: Repairing cracks properly and sealing asphalt regularly can double the life of your asphalt. Talk with your asphalt contractor about the best course of action for maintaining your asphalt and pavement.

Q: What is the best way to protect my asphalt and stamping paving?
A: Be sure to apply a seal in the first six months to a year. Check for cracks and fill them annually. You will need to re-apply a seal every 3-5 years depending on deterioration due to weather and traffic and how your asphalt is wearing.

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Consumer Agencies
Consumer Agencies for Customers of Local Asphalt and Paving Companies

American Concrete Contractors Association ACCA (http://www.ascconline.org/)
American Concrete Institute ACI (http://www.aci-int.org/)
Asphalt Institute AI (http://www.asphaltinstitute.org/)
Asphalt Pavement Alliance APA (http://www.asphaltalliance.com/)
Asphalt Pavement Association of California APACA (http://www.apaca.org/)...

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American Concrete Contractors Association ACCA (http://www.ascconline.org/)
American Concrete Institute ACI (http://www.aci-int.org/)
Asphalt Institute AI (http://www.asphaltinstitute.org/)
Asphalt Pavement Alliance APA (http://www.asphaltalliance.com/)
Asphalt Pavement Association of California APACA (http://www.apaca.org/)
American Society of Concrete Contractors ASCC (http://www.ascconline.org/)

California Asphalt Pavement Association CalAPA (http://www.californiapavements.org/)
Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada CMACN (http://www.cmacn.org/)
California Department of Consumer Affairs DCA (http://www.dca.ca.gov/)
National Association of Decorative Concrete Contractors NADCC (http://www.nadcc.org/)
National Asphalt Pavement Association NAPA (http://www.hotmix.org/)
National Association of State Contracting Licensing Agencies NASCLA (http://www.nascla.org/)
Northern California Asphalt Pavement Association NCAPA (http://www.norcalasphalt.org/)
National Pavement Contractors Association NPCA (http://www.pavementpro.org/)
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association NRMCA(http://www.nrmca.org/)

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