Boise Pavement Repair

Hot Pavement and Heat Shimmers

While this article may not be the most useful post you've ever read, it answers a question that many have been wondering for their entire life: What causes the 'heat shimmers' over hot pavement?  You've certainly noticed the distortion of your vision over the pavement on a hot day and wondered.  We are glad to be able to solve this mystery for you once and for all.

Typical Parking Lot Questions Part 2

This article is a continuation of a previous article answering the most common parking lot questions.  Be sure to check our previous article to get started in the right direction.  Here are a few more common questions about parking lots that you may want to know the answers to:

How Do I Find a Contractor I Can Trust?
Firstly, ask contractors for references and contact information.  Get the location of previous jobs so you can check their work personally.  Check with the Better Business Bureau and local Chamber of Commerce.

What Our Clients Have to Say

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 excerpt from one of our customers:

Is the Rain Damaging Your Pavement?

Spring is now in full swing and with it comes the rain. You've certainly noticed the last month or so worth of constant rain. What you may not know, is that this rain can compromise the integrity of your pavement whether it's your driveway or a parking lot. If your asphalt has any cracks, splits or other interruptions, all this rain runs down into those cracks and begins to wash away the subgrade. If you've ever hit a pothole or seen dips in the road, this is often caused by the subgrade being eroded away.

Common Pavement Problems in Boise

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: