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FAQs

Q:  Do you provide a warranty for your products/services?
A:  Absolutely!  No one is perfect and we have made mistakes too but should a warranty issue arise, who better to trust than a company that has stood behind their work for almost 60 years?!?  We offer a full 1-year warranty against all material defects and workmanship issues.

Q:  What areas do you service?
A:  A&A proudly services all of the North-West Chicagoland suburbs.  Think your site is too far away?  Just give us a call at 630-529-2500 and let’s talk!

Q:  What is the best way to protect my asphalt investment?
A:  A routine maintenance program, which is a combination of Sealcoating, Hot Crack Filling along with any Minor Repairs, will greatly increase the life of your asphalt.  By doing this, you will help ensure that water drains OFF of your asphalt and not INTO your asphalt through cracks and potholes.  With our ever changing Chicago weather, any place where water can drain INTO your asphalt…the constant freeze and thaw cycles will cause that area to break up at a much faster rate if not properly maintained.

Q:  Is sealcoating truly necessary for my asphalt surface?
A:  Sealcoating makes asphalt last longer. Period. Your asphalt is being weakened by a constant attack of sunlight, rain water, air pollution and gas/oil from vehicles; these elements destroy the asphalt making it susceptible to fading, cracking, raveling and pot holes. Sealcoat in combination with hot crack fill seals out the destructive elements.

Q:  Why is the asphalt sinking around the catch basins (sewers) in my lot?
A:  The cause of this issue is not usually the asphalt but the actual inlet to the sewer. Most likely the pipe has settled, causing a gap or crack where the storm pipe meets the concrete catch basin allowing water to wash out the much needed stone base which then causes a sink hole around the sewer but no worries!  We fix these all the time.

Q:  Can our business stay open while you work?
A:  For most situation’s, YES!  This is where our Strategic Planning & Clear Communication skills set us apart from the others.  Depending upon the project type, we can usually work around your customers, employees and deliveries by having flaggers, directional signs/barricades and by posting detailed notices prior to our work.  If this is not an option, lets discuss performing the work in phases to make your life easier!

Q:  Do you handle getting the permit?
A:  Yes!  We will handle the entire permitting process for you including all paperwork, code compliance and storm water management applications, detailed aerial maps, licenses and inspections.

Q:  I am a property manager that has over 100 residents, do I have to post notices informing them of what days you will be working and where to park?
A:  Nope!  We handle this for you.  We will post detailed notices explaining when and where the work will be performed as well as any alternate parking areas should they be needed.  Our notices will also explain what happens if it rains that day and when the rescheduled date is.

Q:  Does the price of oil affect asphalt prices?
A:  Yes it does, however, there are many other factors that greatly affect asphalt prices including the cost of aggregates (crushed stone) which make up about 95% of the asphalt mixture.  While the price of oil has certainly dropped in recent times, aggregate pricing has increased significantly during that same time period causing the total drop in asphalt prices to be less than we hoped for.

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