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Answers to Common Concrete and Asphalt Paving Questions

Individuals may fill out the online request a quote tab or call the office. Once Blalock Paving has your request, we will forward it to the estimator who handles the area where the job is located. Our estimator will then contact the customer to set up a mutual agreeable time. After the estimator meets with the customer an emailed estimate typically arrives within 3-5 days depending on the complexity of the job.

Blalock Paving does not give quotes over the phone. There are too many variables involved such as subgrade, accessibility, distance to plants and dumps and which suppliers we need to use. Blalock Paving tries its best to give you an accurate quote so there are no surprises and change orders involved.

Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Asphalt is typically easier to fix as you can fix a very small area should you have a problem. Ice will melt on asphalt quicker than it will on concrete. Asphalt is typically less expensive up front, however sealer must be applied every 4-5 years which in the long run may make the costs equal.

Concrete is stronger but at some point most likely will crack. When fixing these areas you are typically replacing a joint to joint area which ends up being a larger repair to make everything look symmetrical. Concrete does have no maintenance for its life with the exception of periodically pressure washing the driveway to keep it clean.

Blalock Paving does not perform either of these services. Keep in mind that when grinding concrete, you may be compromising the strength as it may go from 4 inches thick to a smaller thickness.

Blalock Paving does not perform either of these services.

Blalock Paving does not patch concrete. We can remove and replace individual sections. Keep in mind that there may be a slight color difference between the old and new concrete.

Blalock Paving currently does not mill asphalt.

This typically can be done to a structurally intact driveway. However if there is dirt coming through the driveway or heavy amounts of cracking, these areas must be addressed to keep the cracks from coming up through the new asphalt.

Blalock Paving does not perform this type of work as it would raise the concrete height to the point of becoming a tripping hazard.

Blalock Paving does not seal concrete. Beware as sealing of concrete can make it slick when wet.

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Blalock Paving, Inc.
5414 Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, N.C. 27607

Phone: (919) 782-5740

Hours: M-F, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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