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Retaining Wall 101: What Is It And What Are Its Benefits?

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Learn about retaining walls and their benefits.

Slopes on your property can be a challenge not only for building, but for paving, planting, and landscaping as well. This is one of the major reasons that many property owners need to construct retaining walls. Whether your property requires one wall or a system of walls, retaining walls hold back earth and water on a slope to prevent erosion and manage water drainage. This makes retaining walls absolutely crucial for many kinds of plantings, as well as properties in particularly vulnerable areas for stormwater drainage problems and soil erosion. Read on for more of the basics of retaining walls and the benefits of using them on your property. (more…)

Why It’s Important To Remove Oil From Your Parking Lot

Friday, September 6th, 2019
Learn why it’s important to remove oil from your parking lot.

Learn why it’s important to remove oil from your parking lot.

Your parking lot is an extremely important part of your business, as it gives customers an easy place to park so that they can access your business without needing to find or pay for street parking. It makes sense that, like any other investment in your business, you have to spend time and money maintaining the parking lot. When you have a lot paved, it starts to break down almost immediately, though the process is usually slow, giving you many years of use. Some factors can exacerbate the breakdown, however, and oil spots are one of the worst.  (more…)

The Life Cycle Of An Average Asphalt Parking Lot

Friday, August 30th, 2019
Parking Lot Striping Baltimore

Learn more about the life cycle of an average asphalt parking lot.

Have you ever wondered about the expected lifespan of your parking lot? The average lifespan of a parking area can vary depending on factors like care and environment, but often it follows a straightforward pattern that you can use as a guideline for planning care and treatment. In general, a well cared for parking lot should last 25 years, but there are a few exceptions. (more…)

4 Steps To Take After Sealcoating Your Parking Lot

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
seal coating

Learn about four steps to take after sealcoating your parking lot.

When it comes to effective parking lot maintenance, sealcoating is a key part of keeping your pavement functional and looking good as new. In order to maintain the long-term durability and appearance of your parking lot, property managers should frequently inspect and repair pavement. However, parking lot maintenance isn’t quite finished after fresh sealcoating. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of sealcoating, there are a few key steps you should take in order to make sure your parking lot stays new for years to come. (more…)

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Asphalt Pavement

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
parking lot

Follow this spring maintenance checklist for your asphalt pavement.

Parking lots, walkways, and other types of asphalt pavement will require spring maintenance before you know it. With all the other springtime repairs, maintenance, and landscaping you may have on your plate, it’s a good idea to sort out the maintenance your asphalt pavement will need this spring. By considering spring maintenance now, you can get ahead of any tricky repairs or patches you may need when the snow and ice finally subsides. Plus, you can keep your pavement safer and usable all year round by being proactive with maintenance. Here are the essentials when it comes to spring maintenance for your asphalt pavement. (more…)

What Causes Potholes and How To Fix Them

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Learn what causes potholes and how to fix them.

Learn what causes potholes and how to fix them.

Potholes are a common problem in most areas, but they are a big problem for property owners. Every year, potholes on public roads and parking lots cost millions of dollars in damage to vehicles. They can damage tires, wheels, axels, and shocks, among other car components. Continue reading to learn about potholes and how to fix them in your parking lot. (more…)

How Various Weather Situations Distress Asphalt

Friday, July 26th, 2019
Learn how various weather situations distress asphalt.

Learn how various weather situations distress asphalt.

Although asphalt is very strong and durable, it will still be affected by the elements including snow, rain, and sun. It’s important for property managers to understand how the different seasons and changing weather patterns can distress their parking lots in order to provide the proper pavement care and damage prevention. Continue reading to learn how various weather situations can distress your asphalt pavement. (more…)

4 Important Asphalt Paving Budget Tips For Property Managers

Friday, July 19th, 2019
Fall Sealcoating

Learn about four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers.

If your parking lot is in bad shape, you may be wondering how to fit repairs into a tight property budget. However, establishing a realistic parking lot maintenance budget is easier than you may think! Continue reading for four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers. (more…)

3 Important Tips For Parking Lot Maintenance

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Here are 3 important tips for parking lot maintenance.

Here are 3 important tips for parking lot maintenance.

Your parking lot is often the first thing people see as they approach your business and the state of the lot – be it flat and nicely painted or cracked and full of potholes – contributes greatly to their first impression. It would be nice if parking lots were set-it-and-forget-it, especially since they tend to last between 20 and 30 years on average. That’s just not the case, however, because those decades are not guaranteed, especially if your lot is subject to heavy traffic, extreme temperatures and sun exposure, or chemical contamination. In order to keep your parking lot looking good for as long as possible, you have to make parking lot maintenance a priority. Here are 3 tips to get you started. (more…)

What Is Infrared Asphalt Repair?

Friday, July 5th, 2019
Concrete Asphalt Parking Lots

Learn about infrared asphalt repair.

Asphalt driveways and parking lots are used almost daily by countless vehicles. It’s only natural that over time, your asphalt will require repairs and routine maintenance. Whether the freeze/thaw cycle has left your parking lot cracked, or wear-and-tear has left potholes throughout your pavement, asphalt repair will eventually be necessary. You may be wondering–what’s the best way to patch or repair my asphalt pavement? Though most of us are familiar with asphalt patching, infrared asphalt repair is a highly effective and durable method for repairing blacktop. Learn about why infrared asphalt repair is a good choice and how it can benefit you. (more…)