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Thu, Aug. 27, 2020
Asphalt driveway in front of an orange house with attached garage

Whether you're trying to sell your home or just want to update that old curb appeal, one thing's for certain: residential asphalt plays a huge role in a house's overall appearance. Here's everything you didn't know you needed to know about your driveway (and how to make it look better than ever).

The Why

Many homeowners think that they don't need to worry about asphalt paving and services; after...

Fri, Aug. 14, 2020
The international markings for a handicapped parking stall in a parking lot.

You have a lot of things to manage when it comes to your business--but does parking lot striping make the list? It certainly should! Today we'll take a closer look at parking lot striping, why it's important, and how to know when it's time to repaint.

Why Does it Matter?

You might think that, in the scheme of things, parking lot striping isn't such a big deal--but the truth is that it plays a...

Wed, Jul. 08, 2020
Close up details of industrial excavator working on construction site

While excavation simply means moving dirt from one place to another, it is a vital function of many projects in construction and waterway management. As this type of work requires technical expertise and very expensive, heavy equipment, excavation is not something that most companies can take on. Professional excavation contractors also carry the appropriate insurance to protect against any accidents. These are just a...

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020
crack in driveway, asphalt repair

Do you have an asphalt driveway or parking lot that needs a little TLC? Are you wondering whether it's best to resurface the asphalt or replace the whole thing? Worry no more--today we're here to help you weigh your options.

Protecting the Pavement

It pays to give your asphalt some attention. Safe, reliable, attractive driveways and parking lots are the results of a little TLC and a lot of vigilance. Catching small issues now can save you from giant issues in the...

Tue, Mar. 10, 2020
close up of a crack in the asphalt, weeds coming through an asphalt crack

When it comes to commercial asphalt, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way. It's better to know what to look for--and what to take care of--before a small problem becomes a tremendous, pricey repair job. Here are just a few tips to keep your commercial asphalt happy and healthy!

Being Proactive Pays

Remember that old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Well, the same concept is true when it comes to...

Thu, Feb. 20, 2020
Idaho Asphalt

When it comes to paving considerations for commercial or residential jobs, there are a few common questions.  Here at Pavement Specialties, we are more than willing to answer any questions you have.  Here are a few of the most common questions.

Having an investment in property usually means pavement is involved. The surrounding pavement of a building or land should be...

Mon, Jan. 20, 2020
car tire on road with potholes

There are times when avoiding damaged roads is impossible. These are typically areas where a pothole, broken or cracked pavement exists. Traveling on highways and streets drivers can sometimes dodge this damage. High traffic locations make it difficult to successfully drive around damage. General contractors around the country work to repair these problems. You may even see them on roadways working on these projects.

The Office of Highway Policy Information reported that travel on...

Wed, Jan. 15, 2020
Aerial view of asphalting construction works with commercial repair equipment

If you want to have some commercial paving done but aren't sure where to start, worry no more--this is your quick, easy guide to choosing the right company to be your "partner in pavement." Let's find out how to make sure you're working with the experts!

Questions to Ask Before 

Not all paving companies are created equal. Some are innocent--for example, new companies that lack the experience, equipment, or the workforce to get a large-scale commercial job done...

Tue, Dec. 10, 2019
Empty parking lot with faded lines, showing signs of wear

It's not always easy to diagnose parking lot problems. After all, a lot of people--companies and customers alike--tend to take the humble parking lot for granted. That's why we're taking the time to bring attention to one parking lot pain that can do a lot of damage: fading parking lot striping.

3 Signs it's Time to Repaint 

To anyone who's never had to manage a parking lot before, the whole thing might seem simple--but that's not always the case. After all, you...

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...

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