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Wed, Jan. 13, 2016
Idaho Asphalt

As human beings, it's our job to take care of things. We take care of houses. We take care of bills. We take care of animals, of each other, of the Earth, of our world; essentially, we take care of everything that requires protection and maintenance, and all because a little care now can prevent a big problem later. Consider, for example, what happens when we put off something important like taking care of the car. What started as a little problem can branch off like a tree, and before we...

Mon, Dec. 28, 2015
Boise Parking Lot

Winter is upon us--and it's certainly making itself noticed. The world seems determined to remind us that the last leaf has fallen, the last bird has flown south, and the last "bah humbug-er" has finally given in to the joyful lure of the various winter holidays that are closing in fast. Hundreds of radio stations blast lyrics into the winter air: between let it snow and the weather outside is frightful, it seems as though we're just begging for frosty weather....

Fri, Dec. 11, 2015
Boise Paving

Roads come in a lot of different forms. There are the loyal, reliable roads we drive on every day, communicating with us in lines of white and yellow. There are the paths that we take in our lives--and whether you take the one well-worn or the one less traveled by, these paths still make all the difference. Quieter than both of these, humbler and less noticed, are the modest little brothers: the walkways. We don't think about walkways very much. The fact that we can so easily take them as...

Mon, Nov. 30, 2015
Idaho Asphalt Services

Do you view your driveway as part of the road? Many people don't--and, when you think about it, that makes sense. Driveways are more a part of the home than of the road. Our driveways certainly don't have stoplights or traffic signs or yellow and white lines to tell us where to drive, and we can usually cross them without a crosswalk, and we don't have to share them with hundreds of other drivers at one time. Driveways are more personal in simple, everyday sort of ways. However, driveways...

Tue, Oct. 20, 2015
Boise Seal Coating

As human beings, we each have a long list of things we need to take care of, and every day requires a little bit of maintenance for one thing or another. We have to take care of our bodies, and we do that by working out and eating right. We have to take care of our minds, so we read, watch documentaries, play challenging games. We also have to take care of the dog, the house, the bills, the car--the list can, some days, seem to stretch on for miles. But one thing that rarely makes that list...

Mon, Oct. 05, 2015
Boise Chip Sealing

As drivers, as passengers, and simply as humans, we have an intricate relationship with roads. We drive on them, yes. But we also ride bikes on them, walk next to them, use them to navigate, and define our towns, cities, and even states by the roads that run through. It's true that we have a strange and complex relationship with the road, and what happens to the road will affect us, too. That's why, when we hear about "chip sealing," we naturally have countless questions.

The Chip...

Wed, Sep. 30, 2015
Boise chip sealing

We rely on roads more than we know. Every day, we battle traffic to get wherever we need to go, and then battle traffic to get back again--but it is because of roads that any of this is possible. We learn the names of roads, know where they're going, know which other roads they intersect and learn so much about how crowded they are that we know just which ones to avoid. These simple paths of asphalt decorated with white and yellow lines are important parts of daily life, but the thing is, we...

Mon, Sep. 21, 2015
Boise seal coating

From the moment we first get our license, it's all about the car. We focus on make and model and passengers and insurance, and, most importantly, how to stay safe with all of the other cars surrounding us. We obsess over the perfect paint-job and envy those who speed past us in gorgeous sports cars. It's true: driving is a big part of our lives, but it can't be "all about the car." The road, too, deserves a fair portion of our attention—after all, it is this silent, snaking path of asphalt,...

Tue, Aug. 18, 2015
Idaho Asphalt Services

At the heart of almost everything we do, there is a road. Roads unite the world, connecting people to their homes, their favorite stores, their travel destinations, and, most importantly, to each other. Although most of us will use a variety of roads every day, we rarely stop to give much thought to those stretches of painted asphalt that can lead us almost anywhere we want to go. Today, we'll take a close look at the construction of asphalt pavements--not only for a better appreciation of...

Thu, Aug. 13, 2015
Boise chip sealing

When we slip behind the steering wheel, our attention must automatically be everywhere at once: our car, our passengers, the other drivers, the weather conditions--the list is almost endless. However, one of the most important parts of driving is our relationship with the road itself. As drivers, we must pay a lot of attention to the road. Although it is, in its simplest form, a stretch of asphalt that has been lovingly adorned with painted lines and arrows, the road is one of the things we...

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