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Thu, Nov. 14, 2019
man seal coat spraying asphalt

Asphalt is the often-unappreciated "first impression" of any business. Many people don't even realize they're making judgments just based on the parking lot, but it's a common occurrence. That means you want your asphalt to be safe, attractive, and functional. Luckily, that's where commercial asphalt repair and sealcoating come in!

What is Sealcoating?

Sealcoating is a pretty big part of...

Wed, Oct. 16, 2019
parking-lot

Did you know that your company's pavement can be put to work, making you look professional, welcoming, and even hard-working? It's not as difficult as it sounds--as long as you have an excellent paving service and a few simple tips that is!

Simple Tips to Add Curb Appeal

Your pavement says a lot about your company overall. Sure, it doesn't spell out how efficient you are, how many clients you have, or what your prices are like. But it does send a message...

Wed, Sep. 11, 2019
asphalt paving

If your property includes a road or parking space that you are responsible for taking care of, sooner or later you will have to contemplate calling an asphalt paving service to maintain the surface. Once a roadway becomes chipped or torn up, it can cause hazardous damage to any vehicles that drive along it. Roads and parking lots will naturally need re-paving after years of traffic driving over them, but doing them too often can be a waste of resources. Knowing how often to pay an asphalt...

Mon, Aug. 19, 2019

Many people don’t quite understand the difference between asphalt overlay and asphalt sealcoat, which is understandable; they have similar processes that are both used to upgrade and maintain your asphalt.

So what is asphalt overlay? Basically, it is a patch job done on your asphalt. An overlay is typically done when you start seeing cracking or potholes forming on your asphalt, but not damaged enough to need a full replacement. This process is done by coming through with a paver and...

Thu, Jul. 25, 2019
man walking in a parking lot that needs repair

Asphalt can be your best friend or your worst enemy--and sometimes, a little bit of repair and maintenance makes all the difference. One frustration you might have with your asphalt is the "sinking and heaving" problem--a parking lot that dips in one corner and/or lifts way too high in another, creating an uneven and unsafe surface. Let's find out what you can do to solve this problem!

The Thing About Asphalt

The thing about asphalt is that it's designed for high-...

Wed, Jun. 26, 2019

Now for the final installment of this educational series!  If you haven't read the first two posts, they contain other methods and styles of asphalt repair so you may want to skim over them.  Here are four more types of asphalt repair methods:

  • Wedge Cut: Prior to overlaying, additional material depth often creates lips and drainage problems. Pavement Specialties will use the industry standard of feathering the overlay or buildup down unless the additional cost of...
Fri, Jun. 21, 2019

Building on the previous post, there are many different types and styles of asphalt repair.  These articles are here to give you an insight into how asphalt jobs are approached and the different methods of fixing problems.  Here is the second installment of potential asphalt repair specifications:

  • R&R Asphalt (Remove and Replace Asphalt): The perimeter area of the asphalt mat to be removed and replaced will be fully cut, and the old asphaltic concrete to be...
Wed, Jun. 19, 2019
Street Sweeper cleaning up

Have you ever been to a city, part of town, or neighborhood that had the most unattractive and dirty roads? You probably felt uncomfortable and regardless of the natural beauty of the town, you probably were too busy focused on the trash that was piling up on the side of the road or even in the middle of the road.

Unfortunately, there are many places that don’t realize how important it is to keep their streets clean. Not only does keeping the streets clean make the town look nice and...

Sat, Jun. 15, 2019

When it comes to asphalt repair, it may seem pretty upfront and simple.  Just fix it.  Well, that's similar to telling an auto mechanic to 'just fix it'.  There could be any one of many different methods or actions needed to fix the problem for both vehicles and asphalt.  Here is the first installment of potential asphalt repair specifications:

  • Skin Patch: C-mix is manufactured by local paving plants, which is a sand/asphalt oil mix, without any sizable aggregate...
Thu, Apr. 25, 2019
Parking Lot plan

Do you have a parking lot budget? The chances are, you're focused on budgeting for your company's other needs--but the truth is that preparing for parking lot problems, updates, or changes is a savvy choice. That way, you don't end up struggling with unexpected costs. Here's how to create a parking lot budget.

Protecting the Parking Lot

Commercial parking lots don't necessarily...

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