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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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)