VETS DRIVEWAY CO

Asphalt & Concrete Solutions

VETS DRIVEWAY CO
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ASPHALT: HOT VS COLD


Asphalt Overlay or New Construction

Asphalt is much cheaper than concrete, but asphalt needs more maintenance than concrete.   Keep that in mind when determining what you want.   The cost of Asphalt decreases by how big the project is, where concrete is a set price, no breaks.  With asphalt the cost could be as low as $2 - 8 a sq foot.    It all depends on the project & product.  Asphalt Overlays can go over any type of surface other than just existing asphalt, such as concrete or brick.  Both provide a good foundation for the asphalt to hold up for many years. 

 Hot Asphalt is the most economical material it's not the most relivable.  Hot asphalt has limits to when this product can be applied, and has strict restrictions giving the operators only a few hours to apply this product.  Therefor if applied in temps less than 85 degrees the product seems to fail just a few years down the line.  


Another product of asphalt called Ez-Street in a cold and can be applied anytime of the year in any weather condition.  Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) , uses this product on our local streets and highways all throughout the year.  Ez-Street asphalt is a lot more experience but is also guarantee to be a permanent repair.  Where as hot asphalt is not.   Ez-street has an extremely high shelf life giving the operators plenty of time to apply the product.  This product is primarily used for pot hole repairs and small overlays, only because of the cost. It can be used for driveway construction.  


We have a 5 year limited warranty on all our new construction, over lay, and pot hole repairs.  The manufacturer my have additional warranties that can be applied to the job.  All our warranties do require a seal coat from us with in the first year of construction.  


Click here for more information Hot Asphalt

Click here for more information on Ez-Street




MAINTENANCE TO ASPHALT DRIVEWAYS



SEAL COATING: WITH MAC 52, MICRO-PAVE (pick a color), 
 RUBBERIZED COAT and  ACRYLIC DRIVEWAY ASPHALT SEAL COATING (ADD SLURRY TO ANY APPLICATION)



TYPE                                            COST PER SQ FT                         WARRANTY IN YEARS

Mac 52                                        10 CENTS                                     1

SLURRY                                       15 CENTS                                     2

RUBBERIZED                               25 CENTS                                     3

GEL TECH                                    50 CENTS                                     5

LIQUID ASPHALT (GEL)              75 CENTS                                      6

ACRYLIC                                      95 CENTS                                      7


All warrants are limited and understood as under normal residential traffic.  For commercial subtract 20% of time of warranty. That Rock Salt will void any warranty. 


SECOND COATS ARE AT 80% OF COST OF THE FIRST COAT AND CAN ADD 1-2 MORE YEARS OF WARRANTY. 


* Power Washing is not included.  Sometimes this is a good idea especial just after winter in the spring.  To wash away any left over salt that has broken down.  Salt that has turn into a chemical form and is soaked into the asphalt especial around cracks can turn new asphalt sealers white.  There is nothing that can be done except remove the section.  Sometimes power washing will help, but is not guarantee to work.  Even if you do not use rock salt in the winter, the street department dose and can be transferred to your driveway. 


** Never every use rock salt on our driveway, sidewalks or patios.  Rock Salt will cause damages leading to major and costly repairs.   HEAT chemical salt, is a good alternative sold just about everywhere. 


Can you Change the Color of You Asphalt Driveway?


MACRO PAVE or COLOR PAVE IS AT 95 CENTS A SQ FT IN ANY COLOR OTHER THAN BLACK.   BLACK MACRO PAVE IS $25 CENTS A SQ FT.  ENVIRONMENTAL AND PET FRIENDLY.   DOES NOT HAVE THE DANGERS OF THE CHEMICAL THAT OF THE OTHER ASPHALT SEALERS THAT CAUSES CHEMICAL BURNS.  IT can be any color you wish.  Most Tennis courts are of Asphalt, so gives you an idea of what your driveway can become.  Currently Los Angles City Government is transition there black top to Color Pave all in white which has proven to reduce asphalt heat by 20%.  This is a 2 coat process at 65 cents per coat.  If you looking to make multiple patterns then additional cost is required depending on the pattern, in most cases an additional 40 cent a sq foot per each different color.  Over new asphalt projects there is a 50% increase as it will soak up more sealer. 


These products are not immediately accessible and require to be order. 


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ALTERNATIVE REPAIRS TO ASPHALT DRIVEWAYS


Liquid Asphalt, a product patent protected by Vets Driveway Co LLC.  This product blend with multiply compounds to filling in major cracked driveways. It's an alternative as it is more economical fix, comparable to an overlay or new construction.   Savings is over 50 %.  The product is not a permanent repair.  The product needs to be sealed every year to protect the liquid asphalt form be exposed.  Most customer can not follow this rule, and only recommend this product to committed customers willing to follow this instruction. 


Driveway Grit-Solid, another product patent protected by Vets Driveway Co LLC. This product is process is unique as you will never have to seal coat your driveway again.  Not saying that you can't, but this product is a coat that goes over your asphalt driveway.  Currently we only use a black sand (grit) that is adhered to your driveway that will improve the look and traction significantly.  This product economical comparable to overlay or new construction.  


Alternative                     Cost per Sq Foot                    Limited Warranty

Liquid Asphalt                $1.00                                        1 yr or life time (sealed by us annually)

Driveway Grit-Solid       $2.00                                       5 years


Click Here for more information on Liquid Asphalt

Click here for more information on Grit-Solid




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Maintenance on asphalt driveways are required, and if you have a new asphalt driveway or overlay, you must immediate apply sealer one year after.  The company that puts in your new asphalt driveway will tell you this.  This is when your new driveway is most acceptable to damages.  New driveways take a lot more sealer material as the driveway will soak in more, therefore seal coating cost are higher by 50%.


SEAL COAT (MAC 52):  If you are an active in getting your driveway sealed once a year, and you are a residential you should only need 1 coat, but if you are commercial or its been awhile since you have last gotten a seal coat, the 2 coats are recommended.   There is a big difference for driveways that have excessive warn areas.  Normal a color of light grey is a good indicator.  Must cases these area are the most cracked, and if not will soon be.  the 2nd coat helps give that extra protection. 


MIRCO-PAVE   This is the only sealer on the market that is actually ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.  It has an extraordinary degree of toughness and water repellent, unmatched by any competitive sealer. 

  • Resistant to re-emulsification in the presence of de-icing salts.
  • Non-Irritating, Non-Toxic and Nearly Odorless – No noxious fumes or skin irritation during application. No solvent fumes

* see warranty page for rules.


RUBBERIZED COAT

 IS  A STRONGER MORE DURABLE COAT OF SEALER.  THEIR IS ONLY ONE PLANT IN THE ST.LOUIS METRO AREA WHERE WE CAN OBTAIN SUPPLIES.  ITS COVERS THE DRIVEWAY WITH A DARK BLACK LATEX OVER THE DRIVEWAY COVERING SMALL CRACKS.  A RUBBERIZED CRACK FILL IS USE ON LARGER CRACKS.   THIS PRODUCT IS A STEP UP FROM SEALER, BUT NOT A MIRACLE WORKER THAT IT WILL NOT HIDE ALL YOUR CRACKS.  THEY WILL BE FILLED, BUT STILL SEEN.  WE WARRANTY IT FOR 2 YEARS, WHERE AS SEALER IS ONLY 10-12 MONTHS.

50 CENTS A SQ FOOT

* see warranty page for rules.


ACRYLIC:  ADVANCE ACRYLIC MODIFIED DRIVEWAY SEALER

Is the strongest Asphalt sealer on the market.  It is 10x stronger and dutiable than of any commercial sealer.  Ideal for driveways that are in good shape.  Few fixable minor cracks this sealer will last for many years.  Vets Driveway Co has the highness warranty program in all of the Midwest.  There is not company giving over 5 years for asphalt sealing. 

* see warranty page for rules.






STRIPING (WHITE & YELLOW)

$5 A LINE OF 19 FEET BY 4"

$10 A SYMBOL

$25 BLUE/WHITE HANDY CAP

$25 YELLOW CURB 6 FEET


ANY COMMERCIAL JOB OVER $4,500.00 STRIPPING IS FREE (LINES  & SYMBOLS)

* see warranty page for rules.



*The above cost are with the use of a squeegee, if you would like it to be brushed which leaves a thicker application, add 25% more to the cost. 

** We cut the mac-52 material with 30% water.  If you want us to use less of a cut, the additional cost is required.  Example you request 20%.  30-20=10, therefore a 10% additional cost. 

*** major crack filling included in cost, if  you want all the cracks filled, it is just the cost of the extra materials.

Residential:  CLICK HERE

Commercial:  CLICK HERE

* see warranty page for rules.


Potholes:  We only use cold patch for pot holes, unless it a large project.  Hot patch is only available during mid summer months where temps are above 80 degrees.   Otherwise we use cold patch.  We always carry couple hundred pounds of materials with us, but for larger projects outside of summer months, we use Ez-Street and can accommodate any size operations. 5 year limited warranty

Depending on the depth (less than 1 inch ) asphalt products will not hold, therefore we can use a temporary repair ( 1 year limited warranty) of using, black concrete or cement.  Both only require a few hours before being able to drive on.  The other option is to cut and dig deeper for asphalt operation, for additional cost. 


Cost: $1.00 per sq. inch (up to 2 sq feet)

Cost: $10 per sq foot ( between 2 - 5 sq feet)

Cost $8 per sq foot ( between 5 - 100 sq feet)

Cost $6 per sq foot ( between 100 - 500 sq feet)

Cost $4 per sq foot over 500 sq feet

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* see warranty page for rules.


Power Washing:  We can power wash just about anything.    From your driveway, home, deck, sidewalk, brick patio's.  We use high pressure between 2600 - 3000 psi depending on the project, using bleach and simple green if around delicate plants.   Now we only do power washing on days that it is raining, or forecast to rain.  Our primary operations is asphalt sealing and repairs.  We must have access to your water. 


Sometimes a driveway will need to be power wash, especially if you use salt in the winter.  

(Cost: $0.15 cents sq. foot.)

(Cost: $0.10 cents sq. foot, if you have more then 2 projects)

* see warranty page for rules.


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* see warranty page for rules.