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asphalt paving

Asphalt Paving: A Complete Guide

Are you researching the ideal paving material for your driveway or parking lot? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Betz Works, we’ve been providing asphalt paving services to Santa Cruz County residents since 1958. We help commercial and residential customers install beautiful, durable asphalt structures every day. In this blog, we’ve distilled our expertise into a comprehensive guide to asphalt paving. Key Takeaways Asphalt is a semi-solid form of petroleum used for paving roads and other hard surfaces.  Asphalt paving involves a variety of steps, including demolishing, grading, and preparing the site, applying and rolling the… Read More »

asphalt vs concrete

Asphalt vs Concrete: Which is Better for Your Driveway?

Are you starting a paving project? Are you wondering whether asphalt or concrete is best for your driveway? If so, you’re not alone.  Each material has its pros and cons, and deciding on the right material for your driveway depends on a variety of factors. Here at Betz Works, we’ve been providing reliable asphalt paving services for California Bay Area & Central Coast customers since 1958. In this blog, we’re breaking down our expertise to help you decide whether concrete or asphalt fits your project better.  Key Takeaways Asphalt and concrete are both popular driveway materials. For most applications, however,… Read More »

commercial paving

Commercial Paving: Comparing the Top 6 Options

There are many different forms of commercial paving, and choosing the right one is essential for the longevity of your paving project. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate this process alone. Here at Betz Works, we’ve been providing commercial paving services since 1958. We’ve compiled all of our knowledge into this comprehensive guide to help you learn which commercial paving option is right for you. Key Takeaways While there are many commercial paving options, asphalt paving is generally considered the best choice because it’s cost-effective, natural, able to reduce noise pollution, and can be laid in warm weather. Choosing the… Read More »

how to maintain asphalt driveway

How to Maintain Your Asphalt Driveway: A Homeowner’s Guide

Your driveway is a critical part of your home, so it’s important to keep it in good shape. While asphalt driveways provide superior longevity and durability, they still require maintenance.  Fortunately, we’re here to help you care for yours.  We’ve been a trusted local asphalt contractor since 1958, and we’re here to provide actionable tips to help you preserve the quality of your driveway. Key Takeaways To maintain your asphalt driveway, follow basic maintenance tips like cleaning and sealcoating it regularly and fixing problems like cracks and sinkholes as soon as you notice them. Address other types of damage, like… Read More »

parking lot maintenance

How to Maintain a Parking Lot: 12 Essential Steps

Maintaining a parking lot may seem like a mundane chore. That said, it can save your business time and money in the long run.  Don’t worry, though – you don’t have to navigate the process on your own. At Betz Works, we’ve been providing asphalt paving services since 1958.  In this blog, we’re sharing our comprehensive knowledge to help you learn how to maintain your asphalt parking lot. Key Takeaways To maintain your parking lot, sweep and clean it regularly, remove standing water, remove oil and gas stains, seal the asphalt, fill all cracks, fix crumbling asphalt, stripe the surface… Read More »

how to repair an asphalt driveway sinkhole

How to Repair an Asphalt Driveway Sinkhole: A Step-by-Step Guide

Driveway sinkholes aren’t just an eyesore; they’re potential hazards that can expand and become dangerous if not promptly addressed. For over 30 years, the team here at Betz Works has specialized in asphalt paving and repair, and we’ve distilled our expertise into this comprehensive guide designed to walk you through the steps needed to repair a sinkhole in your asphalt driveway. Key Takeaways Assessing the sinkhole’s size and cause is crucial before beginning repairs. To repair a sinkhole in an asphalt driveway, prepare the area, assess the sinkhole’s interior, prepare the foundation, fill the sinkhole, and allow ample time for… Read More »

how to seal asphalt driveway

How to Seal an Asphalt Driveway: A Homeowner’s Guide

As a homeowner, applying sealant is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to prolong the life of your asphalt driveway and enhance its appearance.  Sealing your driveway protects it from harsh weather and oil stains, extends its lifespan, and saves you money on future repairs.  Here at Betz Works, we have more than 30 years of experience in the asphalt industry, and we’ve compiled some of our knowledge into this comprehensive guide, which will teach you how to seal your asphalt driveway. Keep reading.  Key Takeaways To seal an asphalt driveway, prepare the driveway surface, apply the sealant,… Read More »

how to repair asphalt driveway

How to Repair an Asphalt Driveway: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it comes to driveway materials, asphalt is a great choice. It’s flexible and more affordable than concrete. That said, it does need repair and maintenance to continue looking and performing its best. If it’s time to repair your asphalt driveway, you’re probably wondering what to expect. What are the steps? Should you DIY it or hire a professional for help? At Betz Works, we’ve provided quality paving services to residents of Santa Cruz, California for over 30 years, so we know what it takes to repair and maintain asphalt driveways. In this blog, we share our step-by-step asphalt repair… Read More »

parking lot paving

Parking Lot Paving: A Guide for Commercial Property Owners

Installing a new parking lot or repaving your old one is a big deal. In addition to being a significant investment, it can cost your company downtime. Fortunately, choosing the right paving contractor can help you streamline the process and get a beautiful finished product. At Betz Works, we’ve been providing asphalt paving services for more than 30 years, so we know what it takes to create beautiful, functional commercial parking lots. In this blog, we’ll walk you through each step of the parking lot paving process and help you learn what you need to do to ensure excellent results…. Read More »

how to lay asphalt

How To Lay Asphalt Like a Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide

You want an attractive, freshly paved driveway, but you’re unsure where to start. At Betz Works, we have over 50 years of combined experience in the asphalt industry, so we know what it takes to create a beautiful, paved surface. In this blog, we’re sharing our step-by-step process for laying asphalt, including what equipment you’ll need and how to ensure your surface lasts as long as possible. Key Takeaways To lay asphalt like a professional, you’ll need evaluate the existing surface (dirt, baserock, asphalt) to determine what prep work needs to be done prior to paving. Dirt will need to… Read More »

how to choose a paving contractor

How to Choose a Paving Contractor: 10 Successful Tips

Do you have a driveway you need paved? If so, you need a reliable, experienced paving contractor you can trust. Unfortunately, finding that contractor can be easier said than done. Don’t worry, though – you’re not alone. At Betz Works, we have more than 30 years of experience in the asphalt paving industry, and we know what it takes to provide excellent paving services.  In this blog, we’re sharing tips for finding the right paving contractor for your project and information about what red flags to avoid. What to Consider When Choosing a Paving Contractor Finding a reliable paving contractor… Read More »

how to stop driveway erosion

How to Stop Driveway Erosion

Driveway erosion is every homeowner’s worst enemy.  Unfortunately, it’s impossible to prevent 100%. It’s also common – especially for concrete and asphalt driveways.  Don’t worry, though – there are things you can do to prevent erosion – even if you live in a rainy or humid environment! Here at Betz Works, we’ve been helping clients throughout Northern California maintain their driveways and prevent erosion for over 30 years.  In this blog, we’ll discuss steps you can take to stop erosion and how to keep your driveway stable, beautiful, and in good condition for years to come.  What Causes Erosion? Water… Read More »

how to winterize driveway

How to Winterize Your Driveway: 5 Effective Steps

Winter is just around the corner. Is your driveway ready? Rain, chilly temperatures, and ice can all wreak havoc on your pavement. To protect it, you need to winterize it properly. At Betz Works, with over 50 years of combined years of experience in the paving industry, we’ve compiled this guide on winterizing your driveway. Let’s dive in. What is Driveway Winterization? Driveway winterization is the process of taking proactive steps to protect your driveway from the harsh elements and wear and tear of the winter season.  While asphalt driveways are durable, they’re not indestructible.  Over time, things like ice-melting… Read More »