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Now Is the Time for Asphalt Patching

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
A pothole in need of asphalt patching

Asphalt patching is necessary for covering up dangerous potholes before winter.

We’re already halfway through November, and temperatures are steadily dropping. You may think the imminent arrival of winter weather means that it is too late for asphalt patching. However, many asphalt patching services are available through December, up to temperatures officially drop. Learn how you can prepare for asphalt patching in November and why it is important to repair any damaged pavement before winter arrives.  (more…)

How Freeze-Thaw Cycles Can Damage Asphalt Pavement

Friday, October 18th, 2019
An asphalt road covered in a light snowfall.

The freeze-thaw cycles of winter can damage your asphalt if you don’t take these precautions.

You may have noticed that asphalt work is almost always best done during the warmer months of spring and summer. This is because the binder in the asphalt is liquid at high temperatures (and easier to work), and it hardens in cold weather. In the freezing temperatures of winter, asphalt hardens enough that it becomes brittle. This means that it is easier to break, especially when it is subjected to repeated freeze-thaw cycles.  (more…)

4 Ways to Prepare Your Asphalt for Cold Weather

Friday, October 4th, 2019
a pothole filled with rainwater

Repair potholes in your asphalt now before winter weather increases damage.

Autumn has just begun, which means it is the perfect time to start protecting your asphalt for the winter months. Asphalt maintenance is crucial year-round to keeping professional and safe roads and parking lots, but cold weather prevents much maintenance during the winter months. What you can do instead is to prepare your asphalt before the snow or ice comes. This way, your asphalt has a better chance of retaining its quality into the springtime. There are a few simple steps you can take to prepare your asphalt for heavy winter weather.  (more…)

What To Do When The Asphalt In Your Parking Lot Is Wearing Down

Friday, September 27th, 2019
Learn what to do when the asphalt in your parking lot is wearing down.

Learn what to do when the asphalt in your parking lot is wearing down.

Your parking lot is often the first impression that a potential customer has of your business. If it is smooth and clean and well-kept, it looks like you take good care of it, and people can assume, by extension, that you will take care of their business needs. When it is full of potholes, covered in oil spots, and messy with trash, a potential customer may decide that they should take their business elsewhere. But paving a parking lot is a significant expense, and the unfortunate reality is that the asphalt on your lot naturally starts to break down almost as soon as it is down. However, there are some steps you can take to protect your parking lot if you see that it is wearing down more quickly than it should.   (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…)

5 Things That May Be Ruining Your Asphalt

Monday, June 10th, 2019
 Learn about five things that may be ruining your asphalt.

Learn about five things that may be ruining your asphalt.

Your parking lot is an important part of your business, as it gives your customers an easy place to park so they can access your store or office. If it has a lot of potholes that need to be filled, however, it will reflect poorly on your business and brand. It could also be a liability if someone gets injured in your lot. But what kinds of things can damage your asphalt? Actually, a lot of things, since asphalt starts degrading as soon as it goes down. So if you are worried about what can damage your asphalt and the first impression it produces, read on.  (more…)

5 Ways To Improve Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Monday, May 6th, 2019
Fall Sealcoating

Learn about five ways to improve your asphalt parking lot.

Every parking lot needs regular maintenance and repairs to ensure it remains in good condition for a long time. Your commercial parking lot is the first thing a customer sees, and you want them to have a good first impression. A parking lot full of potholes and cracks not only makes your business look bad, but it is also dangerous for those driving and walking in the lot. Continue reading for four ways to improve your asphalt parking lot to ensure it is in great condition! (more…)

Why Choose An Asphalt Parking Lot Over A Concrete Parking Lot?

Monday, April 15th, 2019
Learn why you should choose an asphalt parking lot over a concrete parking lot.

Learn why you should choose an asphalt parking lot over a concrete parking lot.

Is your business’s parking lot in need of a makeover? When it comes to a great first impression and improved customer retention rates, one of the most overlooked aspects of a business is its parking lot. While not every company has control over the state of their parking area, for those who do, it should be one of significant concern. Not only can a poorly maintained parking lot lead to injuries, vehicle damage, and personal injury lawsuits, but it can make a substantial impact on your reputation. No matter how good your products and services, customers will be less inclined to return if they know your parking area is a mess. With that in mind, stopping to consider the type of parking lot you choose is critical. Ensuring that you can keep it maintained and repaired for years to come will make a huge difference in its long term effectiveness. The two options for a parking lot are asphalt and concrete, both have their own pros and cons, but today we’ll be focusing on asphalt.  (more…)

How Property Managers Can Save Time and Money with an Asphalt Parking Lot

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Asphalt Patching Process

Learn how property managers can save time and money with an asphalt parking lot.

As a property manager, it’s your responsibility to make important decisions regarding the function and efficiency of the property that you manage. One component that shouldn’t be overlooked is the parking lot – the main feature that has one of the most significant impacts on the experience of people who visit the building. For convenience and safety reasons, the parking lot should be well maintained to allow traffic to continue to flow on and off the property. Here are the ways property managers can save time and money with an asphalt parking lot.  (more…)

Signs Your Asphalt Parking Lot Needs Repairs

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Parking Lot Repair

Learn about the signs that mean your asphalt parking lot needs repairs.

Asphalt repair is an important part of your property’s maintenance plan. After all, cracking, uneven surfaces and other damages to asphalt can cause safety issues or even damage the vehicles that use your parking lot. Making sure your parking lot is well-maintained can help you avoid trickier, more expensive repairs down the road, in addition to preventing safety issues. It’s a good idea to tackle preventative maintenance on a regular basis to prevent persistent issues with your asphalt parking lot, but there is plenty of regular wear and tear that can require repairs as well. Here are some of the biggest signs that your asphalt parking lot may be in need of repairs. (more…)