Tuesday, February 24, 2015

3 Reasons Why Asphalt Driveways Are Better Than Concrete

If you are considering installing a new driveway outside of your Long Island home, you will have to make a lot of choices; such as which contractor you will use, how big your driveway will be, and what material it will be made out of. When selecting driveway materials, the two most common choices are concrete and asphalt, but one stands head and shoulders above the other. Read below to learn why asphalt is the best choice for your new driveway installation.

  • Economical. If you are looking for the driveway that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further than asphalt. On average, asphalt driveways are roughly 50% less to install than concrete and can be driven on much sooner than concrete, which can need over a week to cure after it has been laid.
  • Easy repairs and maintenance. After an asphalt driveway has been installed, it is much easier to fix and maintain than a concrete driveway. Sealcoating your asphalt driveway six months after paving and every 3-5 years after is all that is needed to make it last you 20+ years. Patching larger cracks in an asphalt driveway isn't too difficult either; this step-by-step guide explains how to do it.
  • Cold weather benefits. If you live in a cold climate, asphalt is a much better choice than concrete which is known to crack and suffer from frost heaves in subzero temperatures. Asphalt's black surface also attracts a significant amount of sunlight, allowing snow and ice to melt faster on an asphalt surface than a concrete one.

Stasi Brothers is Long Island's oldest and most reputable paving contractor. With more than 50 years of experience and 16,000 satisfied customers, let us show you why so many Long Island residents and businesses count on us for their asphalt and masonry needs. Whether you need a new asphalt driveway or parking lot, get a free estimate from Stasi Brothers by clicking here or calling 516-997-PAVE.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

3 Keys to a Quality Asphalt Paving

If you closely examine 100 different asphalt driveways, you will probably get 100 different results. Driveways can differ in appearance and durability based on a variety of factors. Here are three things that can make or break your next paving project.

The Right Materials
Your driveway will only be as strong and durable as the concrete used to pave it. Not all asphalt mix is created equal, and different types are better for certain driveways. At Stasi Brothers, we only use asphalt that is approved by the New York Department of Transportation, including the following mixes:
  • 1-AC = Smooth finish, ¼ stone
  • 1-A Top = Smooth finish, ½ stone
  • 1-A Binder = Road base mix

The Right Contractor
Even the best materials in the world can't produce a quality driveway without the work of a skilled contractor. Asphalt paving is both a science and an art; the heavy machinery used requires specialized training to operate, but the best contractors display a high level of workmanship and attention to detail that brings the project together. All of our employees are highly-trained and experts in their craft – take a look at some of the work they have done by viewing our gallery.

A Proper Sealcoat
Sealcoating your driveway is the metaphorical icing on the cake. After the asphalt has been mixed, laid, and compacted, a properly-applied sealcoat will add an extra layer of protection to your new driveway. Sealcoating is the main step in any good asphalt maintenance routine – it protects your driveway from water, oils, UV rays, and inclement weather. For more information about sealcoating, click here.

With more than 50 years of experience and 16,000 clients served, Stasi Brothers is Long Island's oldest and most reputable asphalt and masonry company. We are members of various national asphalt associations, including the NAPA, ACI, and ICPI, and we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you live in Nassau County and need a new driveway, patio, or walkway, call us for a free estimate at 516-997-PAVE.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Services Offered by Stasi Brothers

In 1962, Saverio “Sam” Stasi opened a landscaping company. Over time, that company would evolve into Long Island's most reputable asphalt contractor and bricklayer. Nowadays, we are proud to offer our clients more services than ever. Residential and commercial customers can both rely on Stasi for their projects year-round. Check out what we can do for you!

Asphalt Paving
Stasi Brothers is Long Island's top paving contractor; serving local residents, businesses, and municipal clients for more than 50 years. Our workers are fully licensed and highly trained to provide our customers with high-quality workmanship on every project. Whether you need a driveway for your home or a parking lot for your business, our six-step process ensures that your new asphalt surface is as beautiful as it is durable.

Brick Masonry
If you are looking for a brick mason on Long Island, look no further than Stasi Brothers. Our bricklayers are highly skilled in their craft and take their time to place each piece perfectly in its spot before moving on to the next. This patience and attention to detail is apparent in our finished product; you will have the best brick patio, wall or driveway on the block! Click here for a gallery of our work.

Stoops & Walkways
Your walkway and front stoop work together to give visitors a first impression of your home - make sure it is as good as possible. Stasi Brothers will give you a stoop and walkway that can be used every day for years while maintaining its stunning appearance. Whether you know exactly what you want or need help in the design process, we will work with you from beginning-to-end until you are completely satisfied with your product.

Snow Removal
Long Island was recently hit hard by a couple of snow storms. How much time did you spend outside in the cold shoveling your driveway? With Stasi's Snow & Ice Management services, your answer could be none. Long Island home and business owners can take advantage of our vast fleet of snow removal vehicles and workers. For more information on our winter services, click here.

Contracting Services
Through our 53 years of operating, we have expanded to meet the needs of local residents and businesses. We are now proud to offer a full selection of contracting services, from home remodeling to commercial construction from the ground up. There is no job too big or too small for us, call today for a free consultation at 631-277-4258.

To learn more about any of our services or to speak with one of our professionals, call us at 516-997-PAVE.