Moretti has been paving Westchester driveways for over 30 years. We believe in doing the job right so that the driveway lasts and maintains its curb appeal. Our teams have been with us many years and are skilled craftsmen, not just laborers. Our goal is to have every driveway we do look great from the start and for many years to come.
Asphalt, also known as bitumen is a sticky, black, highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch. The majority of asphalt used commercially is obtained from petroleum.
Asphalt concrete pavement mixes are typically composed of 5% asphalt cement and 95% aggregates (stone, sand, and gravel). Due to its highly viscous nature, asphalt cement must be heated so it can be mixed with the aggregates at the asphalt mixing facility. The temperature required varies depending upon characteristics of the asphalt and the aggregates, but warm-mix asphalt technologies allow producers to reduce the temperature required.
Moretti Landscaping & Masonry has been laying asphalt driveways in Westchester, NY for over 30 years. We know each municipality and their permit requirements regarding asphalt driveway paving.
Contact Us today and make an appointment to discuss your asphalt, paving and patio needs. We offer quick and courteous responses to all calls and inquiries.
Weather can be tough on asphalt. Between winter ice and summer rains, asphalt can often require some repair or upgrades every 5 years or so. Drainage is critical to getting more years out of your asphalt. Without proper drainage cracking is inevitable. Moretti can help.
Moretti can provide solutions for drainage problems as well as advising whether refinishing or repaving is necessary.
In addition to expert asphalt installation, we also have experience in custom stone driveways (see gallery) as well as concrete and composites. In all cases, what is key is that we never forget that the driveway is not just a "road up to the house". The driveway is also part of the overall aesthetic of the home. Our artisans take great pride in the driveways they produce, whether asphalt paved or stone mason fashioned brick by brick.
Sealcoating, or pavement sealing, is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt-based pavements to provide a layer of protection from the elements: water, oils, and U.V. damage.
Not all pavement sealcoats are created equal. For example, refined tar-based sealer offers the best protection against water penetration and chemical resistance. Asphalt-based sealer typically offers poor protection against environmental chemicals and harsher climates (salt water). Petroleum-based sealer offers protection against water and chemicals somewhere between the other two sealers. Another difference between coatings is in terms of wear. Again, refined tar-based sealer offers the best wear characteristics (typically 3–5 years) while asphalt-based sealer may last 1–3 years. Petroleum-based sealer falls between refined tar and asphalt.
There are concerns about pavement sealer polluting the environment after it is abraded from the surface of the pavement. Some states in North America have banned the use of coal tar–based sealants primarily based on United States Geological Survey studies. The industry group that represents sealcoat manufacturers has performed numerous research and reviews of the USGS and have found it to be erroneous, biased (citation and white hat, to name a few) and too generalized in order to draw the conclusions that the United States Geological Survey claims.
More about sealcoating at: Wikipedia