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Thu, Jan. 17, 2019
parking lot covered in snow

Prompt snow removal and de-icing are critical when winter weather hits Boise's businesses and residential areas. When it comes to ice, it's always better to prevent build-up in the first place—a proactive approach that can save your business time and money. An early start and timely application is key to ice build-up prevention.

While you could potentially de-ice your commercial property yourself, professional winter...

Fri, Dec. 21, 2018
man shoveling snow

Snow is on its way to Boise, and if your Boise business parking lots and sidewalks haven't been hit yet, they will be soon!

When a winter storm is in the forecast, you'll need to be prepared. Some business owners opt for professional snow removal and others plan for a DIY approach.

Here are a few things to factor in when deciding how you'll handle snow and ice removal for your Boise business this winter.

  • The convenience factor — You could roll out...
Wed, Dec. 12, 2018
snowy Boise Idaho morning

You'll need more than just a truck and a snow plow to deal with everything Mother Nature dishes up during the winter. Check with a potential provider to find out what they offer before agreeing to a contract or service.

Winter Services

Some of the winter services you may need this winter include:

  • Weather monitoring — The best winter services providers keep an eye on the...
Fri, Nov. 30, 2018
removing snow and salting pavement

Winter is on its way, and for Idaho businesses, that means getting prepared now for snow removal. Have you been handling the job yourself or are you thinking about taking it on this year for the first time? Here's a look at what that could mean for your business.

  1. You'll need some heavy-duty equipment. Commercial snow removal is a lot more complicated than plowing a driveway, and your company will...
Fri, Nov. 16, 2018
cleaning pavement

Winter can be tough on pavement and asphalt. Fall is the best time to start preparing for the unpredictable months of winter to minimize damage. Here are some tips to help you get set up for the season.

Clean and Repair

Existing cracks represent a major hazard as they can worsen considerably during the coldest months of the year. Moisture can get into the crevices, freeze, expand, and cause a lot of damage. Fortunately, cracks are pretty simple to repair, and those...

Fri, Jul. 27, 2018
road in need of seal coating

There's so much to do in the summer! But there's one important thing we've gotta remind you to add to your to-do list: seal coating your asphalt.

Summer is the best time (and for some, the only time) to seal asphalt for a number of reasons (more on that in a moment). But because of the high demand, contractors tend to book up throughout the summer. It's vital that you plan ahead to take advantage of the summer days on this important task.

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Sat, Jul. 14, 2018
water on pavement

It's not just standing water from sprinklers or heavy rain that can cause long-term problems on your pavement. Underground water issues are another culprit, and they can be harder to catch. Ground water below the surface finds its way through cracks in the asphalt and seeps into the parking lot.

When ground water problems are left unchecked, it can produce a range of issues including damage to the asphalt and liabilities in the winter months when people can slip and fall. Let's take a...

Wed, Jun. 27, 2018
Boise paving

When you are planning to pave, sealcoat, or repair your business’s parking lot, it’s important to keep in mind some logistics. We have a few tips to help you plan for the paving work you need to be done.

Plan Routine Maintenance

Planning for routine maintenance helps protect the asphalt against damage from the elements and traffic. This also offers a long-term plan to help you avoid having to completely redo the parking lot too soon. Your routine maintenance plan...

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018
Seal Coating

Seal coating asphalt is an essential step in maintaining it, and now is the time of year when the sealcoating season is in full swing. But do you know what it is or why it’s so crucial? Not to worry, we have all the info you need.

Why Seal Coat?

For preventative care, sealcoating is pivotal in extending the life of asphalt pavement. It protects the surface of the asphalt from damaging components like moisture and oxidation, which can...

Thu, May. 17, 2018
ada compliant Boise paving

When you’re getting ready for a new paving project, consider these excellent benefits of ADA Compliance.

What is ADA Compliance?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) designates specific guidelines and requirements to accommodate those with disabilities. ADA compliance in your parking lot means accessible parking and no barriers, among other requirements.

ADA compliance is required in some cases, but...

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