Posts Tagged ‘asphalt’

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…)

Concrete vs. Asphalt Parking Lots

Friday, June 21st, 2019
Learn about the difference between concrete and asphalt parking lots.

Learn about the difference between concrete and asphalt parking lots.

Whether you’re installing a new parking lot or replacing one that’s been well worn and damaged over the years, you should weigh your options carefully. After all, a parking lot gives the first impression of your building in many ways, so it’s important that it’s safe, durable, and easy to maintain. Parking lots are generally laid in asphalt or concrete, and there are a number of factors that will help determine which is right for you. Choosing a parking lot will mainly depend on the amount of traffic your lot will see, weather patterns in your area, and the required level of ongoing maintenance. Using these main criteria, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of concrete and asphalt parking lots. (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…)

Four Types Of Asphalt Repairs

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
Mill and pave

Learn about four types of asphalt repairs.

No matter how well your asphalt is installed and cared for, over time, it will need repairs. In the Maryland area, we have a reasonably diverse climate range. Quick freezes and thaws can be common for us in winter, and while this makes for a fairly temperate environment, it is hard on concrete and asphalt. Knowing how to identify problems and anticipate repairs can help ensure that your home or commercial asphalt stays in better condition. Remember, the sooner issues are addressed, the less impact they will have on the surrounding areas. If cracks and potholes are left too long, they can grow and create more serious issues that can lead to full repavement rather than simple fixes.  (more…)

4 Benefits of Getting Asphalt Paving In the Summer

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Paving Fabric

Learn about four benefits of getting asphalt paving in the summer.

Summer is around the corner, so if your parking lot needs repairs or you have another paving project on the horizon, now is the time to schedule the work. Summer is the ideal time for doing asphalt paving, so the months typically book up quickly. You may think that asphalt is something that can be installed any time of year, especially if you’ve ever seen crews in the late fall and winter doing emergency patching. For best results, however, asphalt needs to go down in warm conditions.  (more…)

Why You Should Install Asphalt This Spring or Summer

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Learn why you should install asphalt this spring or summer.

Learn why you should install asphalt this spring or summer.

It seems like asphalt is something that goes down any time of year, after all, repairing the streets seems to be an all-year-long sort of occurrence in this area. The reality, however, is that asphalt should be installed in a warm environment. This means that the spring and summer are the ideal times to install asphalt for your home or business. If you’ve got an asphalt project in mind, such as parking lot repairs, now is the time to book a contractor. Since the warmer months are the best time, many fill up fast. (more…)

Tips For Removing Tough Stains From Asphalt Parking Lot

Monday, May 13th, 2019
pavement discoloration

Check out these tips on how to remove tough stains from an asphalt driveway or parking lot.

Have you noticed stains on your asphalt parking lot? If so, it’s important to remove those stains to get your pavement looking clean for customers. Continue reading for a few tips on how to remove tough stains from an asphalt driveway or parking lot. (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…)