Wed, Jul. 23, 2014
new asphalt being laid

Do you own an asphalt parking lot? Do you want to take good care of your asphalt but don't know how?

It is important to take care of your asphalt to avoid having future problems and having to make repairs.

If you aren't sure what to do and not to do with your asphalt don't worry many people don't know how to properly take care of their asphalt.

Do's and Don'ts of Asphalt Care

That's what we are here for! Here is a list of some dos and don't that you should...

Fri, Nov. 08, 2013
snow plow on road

The winter is on its way and snow will be here sooner than you think.

If you own a business or are part of a homeowners association you need to be prepared for when the first snowfall happens so you have snow plows scheduled and ready to go.

Why You Need to Remove Snow from Your Driveway, Parking Lot, and Sidewalks

It’s important that you understand the reasons why snow needs to be removed.

  • Safety: Not only could someone slip and fall...
Mon, Sep. 09, 2013
sink hole in road

We've compiled the 4 most common asphalt damages that can happen to driveways, parking lots, and public roads. They are: cracking, potholes, upheaval, and sinkholes. Read on to learn more about each of these.


Asphalt is graying in color, with a marble-like cracked appearance. It resembles animal scales, and is no longer impervious to water which weakens the foundation underneath rapidly. This is the last stage before it starts to pop out and crumble in spots or...

Mon, Jun. 10, 2013
woman shrugging

Being a homeowner you understand the importance of maintaining the aesthetics of your property, this includes your driveway. It’s not an easy task because you have to know whether you should repave it or seal coat it. So when’s the right time? How do you go about repairing or maintain your driveway?

How does a homeowner know if they need to sealcoat or get new asphalt?

  • Is the driveway severely cracked or rutted?
  • Driveways that have been sealed or over sealed...
Mon, Apr. 29, 2013

A neat and well-maintained pavement gives to the whole neighborhood a civil and well-kept outlook. Pavements are used in both residential and commercial areas for the mere purpose of giving to the vicinity a neat and urbane ambiance. Even inside the commercial premises and residential houses, the presence of a well maintained and well-laid pavement can add some sophistication and class to the setting.

Pavements can, in fact, be one of the most loved features of the exterior of a...

Fri, Apr. 26, 2013
Boise Parking Lot

For any type of road that needs an excellent surface, asphalt is a great option. Cement works well and lasts a long time but asphalt is more flexible and can do a better job in a lot of situations. There is no need to worry about the durability of a road when the right contractors are hired. With pavement services from Pavement Specialties, a person gets the appearance of high quality and modernization that any road or parking lot can give. 

There is no way a company can improve...

Fri, Jul. 27, 2012
heat shimmer on road

What causes heat shimmers over hot pavement? 

On a hot summer day, the pavement absorbs an impressive amount of heat as it's in direct sunlight.  As the heat radiates away from the pavement, it heats up the layer of air right above that section of pavement.  The cool part is that air gets less dense as it gets hotter (think of hot air balloons).  The second part of this equation is that light travels differently through a medium (air in this case) depending on its density.


Sat, May. 26, 2012
sun damage on pavement

The short answer is that yes, extended exposure to the sun can have a damaging effect on your pavement. 

The sun can cause damage because solar radiation contributes to asphalt cracking. It also has a bleaching effect on asphalt and can cause it to turn gray over time instead of the dark black it once started out as.   

You might be thinking that your pavement is always in the sun, and there isn't anything you can really do about it.  That is perfectly okay, you just need to be...

Sun, May. 20, 2012

As a commercial pavement and asphalt company, Pavement Specialties has taken care of many different customers from small residential jobs up to large commercial jobs like the Cabela's here in town.  If you ever want to see the quality of our work, just check out the Cabela's parking lot!

If you are considering paving services, it can help to know those past clients were treated well and given excellent service.  We strive to do just that, but don't take our word for it.  Here is an...


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