Road Construction and Preventive Maintenance

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Roads last anywhere from 18 to 25 years, depending on the material. But preventative maintenance is essential to get them to survive for a quarter of a century. In this post, we explore how builders construct roads. We then look at some preventive maintenance techniques they can use to keep paved surfaces in good condition,…

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Asphalt Repair and What You Need to Know

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As the colder winter months draw closer, now is the time to begin planning any necessary maintenance or upgrades to your driveway, parking lot, or other areas of your property before they become necessary. Think about what asphalt repair projects need to be done before the temperature drops and mother nature covers Ottawa and the…

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What type of asphalt is best for your driveway?

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Asphalt driveways are popular because they are durable and look great. Did you know that there are several types of asphalt? They are all made differently and serve different purposes. In other words, different types of asphalt pavement are created for different quality levels.  Asphalt is a mixture of sand, gravel, and asphalt cement. And…

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What is the difference between asphalt paving and seal coating?

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Nothing compares to the appearance of freshly done asphalt. It is so smooth and black that it gives your property a new feeling. Unfortunately, paving can take a beating and lose its beautiful appearance. When that happens, you may wonder how to bring it back. Should you opt for seal coating, or would you be…

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How often should I have to seal my asphalt driveway?

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  It’s easy to get excited about your asphalt driveway. The driveway looks so shiny and new. You’d like to keep it looking that way forever. Ensuring your asphalt driveway lasts long and keeps its good looks requires a maintenance schedule. One of the key parts of maintaining your asphalt driveway is to seal coat…

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3 Best Paving Materials for Asphalt Paving and why?

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Asphalt Paving Asphalt is a paving material used for all sorts of outdoor projects, including airports, golf courses, superstores, parking lots, and tennis courts. According to the Canadian government, the country’s factories produce more than 30 million tonnes of the material annually. Asphalt is made of bitumen, a thick, sticky fraction of crude oil, unsuitable…

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What Kind of Stone is Best Suited for Paving Driveways and Patios?

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  Driveways and patios need to be durable and hard-wearing. They have to be able to take vehicles rolling over them, plenty of foot traffic, outdoor furniture, and all kinds of weather. Choosing an interlock service for your driveway or patio is a great way to get a fantastic finish, but which type of stone…

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Does Asphalt Seal Coating Work?

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When done correctly, asphalt seal coating is acknowledged as one of the most useful preventative maintenance treatments for your asphalt parking lot. The preparation of the asphalt surface, crack filling (if applicable), and application of a coal tar-based pavement sealer in ideal weather circumstances are the keys to a successful seal coating program. Far too…

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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 hire…

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Black Tar Construction is an Ottawa-based company that offers Asphalt Paving and Asphalt Maintenance.

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.
Jason Millar
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!
Peter Adly
Peter Adly
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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