Thursday, November 20, 2014

Why Choose Stasi Brothers

When it comes to asphalt paving and masonry, all contractors are not created equal. The same job done with the same materials by two different contractors can produce two very different results. When it comes to your Nassau County paving project, here are a few reasons why you should choose Stasi Brothers.

Family Owned
We are so proud of our work that we put our last name on it. We have been family-owned since our inception and still provide our customers with the same care and attention to detail that we did in 1962. That is why we assign a Stasi family member to each job to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your final product.

The Better Business Bureau is a national service which has helped consumers find businesses they can trust for more than 100 years. Stasi Brothers has consistently exceed the expectations of both our customers and the Better Business Bureau, and for that we have earned a rare A+ accreditation. For more information on our A+ BBB rating, click here.

50+ Years Of Experience
Stasi Brothers was founded in 1962, which makes us the oldest asphalt and masonry company on Long Island. Even with several down periods in the economy, Stasi Brothers didn't just survive – we thrived. Our company and our workers constantly strive for perfection, and that is why we have stood the test of time.

Client List
Stasi Brothers has served over 16,000 residential customers here on Long Island. Our high quality equipment, materials, and workmanship has also caught the eye of several Municipal and Government Agencies, who have contracted us to meet their asphalt needs. Some of our satisfied customers include the Town of Oyster Bay, Westbury Fire Department, and the City of Long Beach.

Fully Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Stasi Brothers is fully licensed and insured, and bonded. What does this mean for you? It means that we are certified to perform contractor services in the state of New York. Because we are insured, if there is an accident that results in damages to your home and property, you will not be responsible for paying the full amount. Not only that, we are also bonded, which protects you from poor or incomplete work provided by us. (Not that it would ever happen!)

For more information about our company, please visit our website or call 416-997-PAVE. You can also connect with us on social media – we are active on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How Asphalt is Made

Asphalt is one of the most commonly-used materials in the country. Over 90% of America's 2.6 million miles of paved roads are surfaced with asphalt. We drive on it every day during our commutes and park our cars on it every night when we get home, yet most people don't know anything about it. This article will provide you with a brief understanding of the production process of asphalt cement.

Asphalt is not the smooth black pavement that you probably picture it as. Asphalt is actually a byproduct of the petroleum industry and is essentially leftover residue from the oil refining process. In this form, asphalt is a durable binding material which is resistant to both weather and chemicals.

Asphalt is solid at room temperature, so it must be heated to roughly 300ºF until its consistency becomes tar-like. It is then put in a rotating drum and mixed with sand and crushed stone until it thoroughly coats the gravel. After mixing, it is poured, flattened, and compressed with a steamroller to pave roads, highways, and parking lots. Asphalt is very versatile and can also be used in a variety of other products, such as roof shingles.

Stasi Brothers is an asphalt contractor and masonry company located on Long Island. We have been serving Nassau County for more than 50 years and have earned an A+ accreditation rating with the BBB. You can visit our website for more information or connect with us on social media – we are active on both Twitter and Facebook.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

5 Reasons to Consider Asphalt for Your Driveway

If you are considering a new driveway for your home, there is a good chance that you are debating between asphalt and concrete. If you want a durable and appealing driveway that is also eco-friendly, asphalt is the choice for you. Asphalt pavement offers many benefits, including:
  • Environmental Friendliness. Not only is asphalt a 100% recyclable material, it is the most recycled material in the United States. According to the EPA, over 73 million tons of asphalt is recycled every single year. Asphalt is a completely safe and friendly option for the environment.
  • Durability. Asphalt is a very strong and durable paving material. With proper maintenance, an asphalt driveway could last decades. It is not susceptible to flaking like concrete driveways are – especially ones which were poorly installed.
  • Ease of Installation. Asphalt offers a much quicker and easier installation process than concrete does. Most of the time, a new asphalt driveway can be completely paved and ready for use in under 48 hours.
  • Low Maintenance. Maintaining your asphalt driveway is an easy process, and one which does not need to be done often. Applying a layer of sealcoat to the surface of your driveway is all it takes to maintain its finish, and this only needs to be done every two or three years.
  • Beautiful Black Finish. In addition to all of its functional and economical qualities, asphalt also provides an aesthetic appeal which concrete does not. The deep black finish also retains more heat from the sun, so snow and ice melt faster during the winter.

Stasi Brothers is an asphalt paving company located in Nassau County, New York. We have been in business for a very proud 52 years, and have earned an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about our services, call 516-997-PAVE or visit our website. You can also connect with us on social media – we are active on both Twitter and Facebook.