What are the different types of asphalt?

Hot Mix Asphalt  This is the most common type of asphalt that is used for driveways. The mixture is made up of aggregate as well as asphalt cement. The material is combined and heated to create the final product. This mixture is poured into the paving site. A compactor is used to press it into…

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How to hire a trusted general asphalt paving contractor

  Asphalt paving is very popular in Canada. One of the primary benefits of asphalt is its versatility. If you’re looking to spruce up your driveway or invest in new asphalt paving for commercial premises, it’s essential to find an asphalt paving contractor you can trust. This guide contains all the information you need to…

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How long should a sealcoat last when applied to a driveway?

sealcoated house driveway

  Whether you’re completing a brand new driveway installation or giving your existing entry point a little TLC, adding a seal coat layer will help protect the asphalt with truly stunning results.  The benefits of a seal coat are plentiful, protecting your asphalt driveway against oil spills, UV rays, and moisture. Moreover, it is a…

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What is the best thing to patch a pothole with?


Let’s face it; you are likely to encounter potholes throughout your daily driving experience. While you cannot do much to fix problems on public roads, residential pothole repair services can restore your home driveway to its former glory. However, it’s vital that you choose the right solution. Otherwise, you could be faced with repeat problems…

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What are the benefits of seal coating?

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Even the best-installed asphalt pavement will eventually face issues. After all, pavements and driveways have to contend with a lot of weight, water, and other issues that can compromise the quality of the asphalt.  You can help to keep these issues at bay by seal coating your asphalt. This process involves adding a thin layer…

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Is repaving a driveway worth the cost?

toy car on asphalt driveway

There are many things that’ll influence the overall quality of your home, including the quality of your driveway. Indeed, oftentimes, it’s the driveway that compromises a property’s overall curb appeal. It’s hard for a home to look its best if the driveway has multiple cracks, potholes, and other issues.   Thankfully, you don’t need to…

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How do I fix the cracks in my driveway?

Driveway cracks are a common problem for homeowners. Repairing cracks and crevices is beneficial for several reasons, but how do you go about filling cracks and when is it best to opt for replacement over repairs? In this helpful article, we’ll discuss what causes driveway cracks and provide tips to help you repair minor damage. …

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Benefits of Recycled Asphalt

recycled asphalt

Asphalt is used widely in the construction industry. A versatile, durable material, asphalt is often used to create roads and highways, parking lots, airport runways and driveways. Many homeowners choose to install asphalt driveways because they are cost-effective, hard-wearing and aesthetically pleasing. As well as offering functional and aesthetic benefits, asphalt can also be an…

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The Many Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating

Asphalt Seal coating

You invest a lot into keeping your property looking its best, including your asphalt driveway. One of the best things you can do to protect your asphalt is to have seal coating applied. If you’re hoping to keep your driveway or parking lot strong and beautiful, it’s recommended you apply seal coating every few years.…

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How to install an asphalt driveway

Have you ever considered what was required to install an asphalt driveway? Asphalt driveways are some of the most durable paving options available.  The installation process requires heavy equipment and an understanding of the best practices to create a solid asphalt driveway. It’s best to leave asphalt driveway paving to the professionals but understanding the…

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Black Tar Construction is an Ottawa-based company that offers Asphalt Paving, Interlocking, Asphalt Maintenance and Commercial Snow Removal.

Black Tar Construction was founded in 2013 with the goal of offering outstanding customer service for our customers, and a great work environment for our employees. The growth of Black Tar has been achieved through exceeding customer expectations year after year. The customer is a priority through every step of the way. Our commitment to quality has allowed us to foster closer relationships with our customers, suppliers, and staff.

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Tehya Carson
Tehya Carson
Very impressed with Black Tar's level of customer service and care. When my husband calls, the phone is picked up immediately in a friendly manner. Their customer service has been on point from the beginning to the very end. Special shout-out to Allie for always keeping us informed, and to the paving team for an awesome driveway.
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Jason Millar
We had some original difficulties with the job (it happens), and the crew at Black Tar did a fantastic job working with us to address our concerns and find an acceptable solution. The final product was fantastic. The crew that finished our driveway this fall was quick and efficient without sacrificing quality, ensuring they kept us informed at every step of the way. Great product, even better commitment and customer service from Black Tar!
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I was helped with amazing customer service and was amazed with the great quality to top it up. I normally don't experience both with other companies. The best part is when there was a repair needed and claimed it under their warranty, there was no arguing or back and forth. They politely heard me out and showed up right away and fixed everything under the warranty for free. I would highly recommend!

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