Monthly Archives: October 2017

What Happens to Pavement When Water Freezes and Thaws

It happens every year. As it gets colder outside, cracks and potholes appear more frequently. It isn’t rocket science, but it is regular science. The simple cycle of water freezing and ice thawing can do some serious damage to asphalt. Ask about our seal coating service in Philadelphia and New Jersey to avoid having to worry about this cycle.

Why Should I Worry About Water Freezing?

  • Water freezes when it’s less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Ice melts when it’s more than 32 degrees Fahrenheit

Let’s say there was a snowstorm resulting in an accumulation of four inches. A few days later, the temperature goes up to the 40s, so the piles of snow start to melt. The water flows into the open cracks in the pavement. When it goes back down under 32 at night, the water that is now in those cracks, freezes. When water freezes, it expands. This expansion widens and deepens these cracks. As automobiles drive on it, the pavement will continue to weaken, ultimately, and potentially causing it to fail much earlier than it should.

Is It Time To Call Stanley Paving?

With the temperature constantly fluctuating as it tends to do in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas, it’s ideal to repair your driveway or parking lot surface as soon as you notice the formation of cracks. Applying a seal coat can significantly extend the life of the pavement. It will prevent water from gaining access to cracks, defend against the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and protect from oil spills and gas leaks.

What If It’s Too Late?

When asphalt cracks aren’t repaired, they can quickly expand in just a few weeks. Eventually, they can start to form potholes, which aren’t just inconvenient but also incredibly dangerous. If there is a pothole in your parking lot, expect to receive many complaints from customers. They commonly cause flat tires. People are forced to drive out of their lanes to avoid them. It’s just a bad situation that is much better avoided.

If your asphalt requires paving in Philadelphia or your commercial property in New Jersey requires sealcoating, don’t hesitate to call us at Stanley Paving. Dial 866-938-6736 and ask us for a free estimate.

Maintain Your Commercial Property with Our Asphalt Paving & Repairs

When a majority of people think of paving, their home driveways come to mind. You think about having to repave or possibly sealcoat your own driveway after the elements have worn it down over time. But you should also be thinking about your commercial property.


Your business can greatly benefit from:


  • Asphalt paving
  • Sealcoating
  • Parking lot
  • Blacktop repair

Maintaining the asphalt on your commercial property is arguably more important than maintaining your residential driveway. Hopefully, your business’ parking lot or driveway is receiving more visitors and traffic than your home address is. Therefore, the asphalt is more likely to degrade at a faster rate.
Upon visiting your company’s property, one of the first things a visitor will see is the blacktop right outside. Keep your asphalt smooth, crack-free and safe. Sealcoating your asphalt is one of the best methods for preserving your parking lot, as well as making it look cleaner and fresher. It will fill cracks and other faults while protecting it from rock salt, oil, gasoline and more. Sealcoating is slip-resistant, non-porous and maintenance-free.

Running a business already comes with plenty of responsibilities. Don’t take on another one by trusting Stanley Paving your pavement needs. We ensure that every employee and every client will have a safe ride to their parking spot. At Stanley Paving, we know how important it is to finish our work businesses on time and according to schedule.


At Stanley Paving, we’ve served the Delaware Valley for over 58 years, paving asphalt in New Jersey with a dedication to service that is both timely and friendly. Our experience, along with the use of modern tools and equipment, allows us to tackle any job, regardless of size. We take pride in providing our high-quality services at affordable rates with the best customer service. Fully involved with every aspect of the job, our owner is on site 99% of the time to show true dedication and support.


If your parking lot requires maintenance in Northeast Philadelphia, we encourage you to browse our website or give us a call at 866-938-6736.