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Mon, Mar. 12, 2012

Many people don’t know that pavement can have many different types of issues.  When properly installed the first time, your sidewalk, driveway, and street should be able to last for years.  However, exposure to weather, temperature changes and the possibility of improper installment can all build on each other to create problems.  Here are some of the most common pavement problems:

  • Potholes
  • Indentations/Sinking
  • Washboarding
  • Erosion
  • Bubbling/...
Wed, Mar. 07, 2012

With winter coming to an end, there have been and will continue to be a few freeze and thaw cycles as the weather changes for spring.  Even though this has been a mild winter, the last few weeks have continually fluctuated between 30 degrees and 60 degrees.  Those cycles cause a few things that can be rough on your pavement.   Here are a few of the effects of the freeze and thaw cycles and the detriments they have on your asphalt. 

When any material freezes and thaws, it also expands...

Mon, Feb. 27, 2012

If you have a commercial or residential paving project, let us help you take care of it.  As the premier Boise commercial asphalt company, we service clients with a focus on customer service and superior quality. 

Pavement Specialties hires only the best talent to operate our state-of-the-art equipment and processes to provide our customers with the best standard of service.  Just have a look at our testimonials to see how other customers have been served!

Idaho Asphalt...

Thu, Feb. 23, 2012
Boise Parking Lot

Treasure Valley, What Really Runs Off a Parking Lot?

1. Sediments

Dirt and sediments will build up in parking lots over time.  There are many different causes of sediment build up.  Asphalt, concrete, and sealers, all release small sand particles caused from traffic and water erosion that will eventually build up in a parking lot. Dirt and sand are like compound interest.  The more you have, the more it will produce.  Dirt and sand are abrasive materials that will erode...

Mon, Feb. 20, 2012
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.

How can I protect my new asphalt?
We recommend applying a seal coat to the new asphalt surface within the first six to ten months of the new asphalt installation.  Following this seal coat, it is optimal to apply a new...

Thu, Feb. 16, 2012
Boise Pavers

When people are looking to spruce up the appearance of their homes, they often consider landscaping, painting the house and maybe replanting the grass out front to really make an impression.  One aspect of that house in the neighborhood that really stands out is a nice driveway. 

If you are trying to improve the look of your estate, a beautiful driveway will compliment your home creating that picturesque look you’ve always strived for. 

Idaho Asphalt Services

When...

Wed, Feb. 01, 2012
Boise Parking Lot

Why Do I Need To Sweep My Parking Lot?

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the first thing my customers see when they are driving by or pulling into my parking lot?”  Do they see a well-maintained parking lot that is clean and cosmetically pleasing? Shopping centers, office parks, and apartment complexes rely on sweeping to make a good first impression. Another factor is the parking lot striping of your Boise business, but that's a subject for another time.  A professional...

Tue, Jan. 24, 2012

AsphaltHere are some topics that Pavement Specialties will be blogging about in 2012.  If there are any topics that you would like to hear first or would like to see a topic added to the list, please let us know Here.

  1. Sand buildup in the corners of a parking lot.
  2. Why should I have my lot swept?
  3. How long should my...

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