How Neglect Leads to Potholes

September 22nd, 2016 | Posted in General

After every winter storm, asphalt contractors receive calls from customers who insist that the storm left their asphalt pavement riddled with potholes. In reality, the storm was probably just the proverbial straw, and the stage was set for the development of potholes long before the storm. Although it is true that in rare cases, improper […]

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Sand Provides Important Safety Features In Sealcoating

September 22nd, 2016 | Posted in General

The mixture, provided my Sealcoat Indy, requires adding water, additives and sand in the correct proportions if the sealant is to perform as it should. Although some people believe that sand is merely a filler that is added to reduce the amount of dry sealant needed, nothing could be further from the truth. Sand Provides […]

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Environmentally Green Paving

August 17th, 2016 | Posted in General

People all over the world are paying more attention to the environment today than they did just a few years ago. Issues such as climate change, water and air pollution, depletion of natural resources and wildlife conservation are being discussed and acted upon with increasing frequency. There is scarcely a product used in the construction […]

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Property Management And Asphalt Paving

August 17th, 2016 | Posted in General

If you manage a property with a parking lot or other expanse of asphalt pavement, you may be uncertain of how to budget for the care that your pavement needs. You may be wondering which maintenance procedures are most important, how disruptive the work will be or what has caused existing issues with your pavement. […]

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Puddles on My Asphalt Parking Lot

July 18th, 2016 | Posted in General

Low spots in asphalt pavement can allow water to pool, leaving your parking lot looking less attractive and posing a potential liability for your company. Because standing water elevates the risk of water reaching the pavement’s foundation and destabilizing it, you should determine why the low spots developed and take the appropriate steps to eliminate […]

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History of Pavement Marking

July 18th, 2016 | Posted in General

Have you ever wondered who designed the American system of pavement markings that is used today? The answer is that no individual can be credited with the design. Instead, pavement markings were developed over almost a century through the collaborative efforts of concerned citizens, transportation agencies and elected officials. History of Pavement Marking – Who […]

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What Happened to My Asphalt Sealcoating Parking Lot

June 20th, 2016 | Posted in General

Damages to asphalt pavement often start as small issues that turn into major problems. Therefore, your pavement may have been suffering for months before damages became substantial enough to attract your attention. In the future, if you would rather avoid asking yourself what damaged your parking lot, you can apply the following tips. What Happened […]

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Why Asphalt Paving Is A Better Choice Over Concrete

June 20th, 2016 | Posted in General

When planning a new paving project, one of the first decisions that must be made is whether to use asphalt or concrete pavement. This is true whether the project is a short residential driveway, a lengthy state highway, a parking lot of any size, an airport runway or any other project requiring a durable, smooth […]

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Questions About Cost And Sealcoating

May 18th, 2016 | Posted in General

Suppose you own a chain of restaurants. Over the last decade, you have built five identical restaurants in the greater Indianapolis area. The parking lots at all restaurants are identically configured and are the same size. You call a contractor to provide you with a quote for sealcoating each parking lot. When you receive his […]

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The Types of Pavement

May 18th, 2016 | Posted in General

Over the years, the asphalt industry has developed a number of different pavements. Some are highly specialized, but others are used for many different types of projects. Here are the most common types of asphalt pavement that are also the most widely used. The Types of Pavement – Examples Hot Mix Asphalt Hot mix asphalt, […]

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