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Commercial Parking Lots: Asphalt and Paving Repairs – Part 2

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In our last blog post, we answered some of the most common questions we receive about commercial asphalt paving and repair.

Note that we said SOME of the most common questions. There were a lot that we didn’t address, which is why we decided to create this follow-up blog post.

Read on to learn more about some of the ways you can preserve and protect your parking lot.

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Commercial Parking Lots: Asphalt and Paving Repairs

While it may not be the flashiest part of your business, your parking lot is pretty important.

It’s one of the first things your customers will encounter, and if they have to navigate around potholes to find a space, that initial visit might be their last.

But how do you know when it’s time to repair your parking lot? How often should you resurface? And what should you look for in a commercial parking lot paving company?

In this blog post, we’ll try to answer some of the most common questions we get about commercial asphalt paving and repair.

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Should Potholes Be Fixed in the Winter?

A large pothole with snow and ice surrounding it

When we think of asphalt repair, we tend to think of work that happens during the warmer months of the year but what about fixing winter potholes?

In this blog post, we’ll look at why it’s a good idea to fix winter potholes rather than wait until the spring, and some of the methods used for repairing them.

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Homeowners’ Winter Checklist: Driveway, Walkway…

A young woman shovelling her driveway.

There are a lot of things we do to get ready for winter, from getting coats and hats out of the attic to making sure your furnace is working properly.

Amid all these preparations, you should also take some time to check on your driveway and other outside surfaces.  Cracks in your walkways and driveways aren’t just unsightly, they can be dangerous and a sign of larger problems to come. Left untreated, these cracks will only grow.

In this blog post, we’ll look at some steps you can take to protect your surfaces against cold weather.

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An Asphalt Driveway Sealcoating Guide for Homeowners

asphalt driveway sealcoating

Having your driveway resealed isn’t as big a job as, say, having your kitchen remodeled. But like any home improvement project, it helps to have as much information as possible early on.

That’s why we want to use this blog post to try to answer a few of the most common questions we get from homeowners about asphalt driveway sealcoating. Read on to learn the whys, hows and whens of resealing your driveway. Continue reading "An Asphalt Driveway Sealcoating Guide for Homeowners"

When is it Too Cold to Lay Asphalt?

when is it too cold to lay asphaltWhen you think of people putting down asphalt, you tend to picture that work happening during the hot weather months.

That’s because people in the asphalt repair industry tend to agree that the period between mid-June and September is the best time to lay asphalt.

Does that mean that your driveway or parking lot is off limits once October comes? Not necessarily. It’s just the question “When is it too cold to lay asphalt” is one that doesn’t have a simple answer.

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How Does Synthetic Asphalt Repair Work?

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When you think about it, your driveway sees a lot of traffic.

Maybe not as much traffic as, say, the road you take to work or even the street that goes past your house, but there’s still a steady flow of vehicles pulling into your drive on a regular basis.

You and your family members’ cars, visitors, repair crews, delivery drivers: Add in the effects of time and weather, and eventually, you’ll have a driveway that has seen better days.

That’s where synthetic asphalt repair comes into play. Some homeowners choose to use cold patch to fix their asphalt driveways, but we’d argue that synthetic asphalt repair is the better option. Here’s why.

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What is Grading and Paving?

grading and paving

Asphalt is durable, but it’s not indestructible. Over time, it begins to break down, which makes things tough on your vehicles and lowers the value of your property.

That’s where an asphalt repair process known as grade and pave can help. Read on to learn whether this asphalt repair method is right for your property and to learn some of its benefits.

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What is Hot Rubberized Crack Sealing?

driveway crack sealer

Everyone has their arch-enemy. Batman and the Joker. The Lakers and the Celtics. Coke and Pepsi.

Even in the driveway crack sealer world, you’ll find a different kind of rivalry: Water vs. asphalt. We’d argue that water is perhaps the worst thing that can happen to asphalt. Consider this:

  • When water gets into cracks in the asphalt, it can erode the foundation
  • When water freezes and thaws it forms potholes
  • When cracks in the asphalt get big enough, dirt can collect and allow weeds to grow

If you have noticed cracks forming in your asphalt, you’re going need driveway crack sealer. Fixing cracks with a hot rubberized driveway crack sealer before they can turn into potholes is one of the wisest things you can do for your property, saving you money by extending the life of your asphalt.

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