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Types of Catch Basin Repair Catch basins, which allow surface water to drain from parking lots, are an important part of your parking lot structure. Despite this, catch basins are often neglected until a sinkhole develops, causing major headaches and liability hazards.     Catch basi

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Parking Lot Maintenance Now that the final pile of snow has disappeared and spring is here, you may be wondering what the dreadful winter months have done to your parking lot. Winter can cause pavements and curbs to heave, settle, crack, and pothole. In Ohio, there are at least 80 freeze and thaw c

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Pavement Cracking is an Inevitable Phenomenon in any Road Construction It is impossible to construct a pavement that does not develop cracks after a certain amount of service time. Cracks create openings for moisture to penetrate the pavement layers—left neglected, cracking can develop into potho

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Potholes are one of the biggest sources of lawsuits because they pose trip hazards and can cause vehicle damage. Potholes also allow water to penetrate your parking lot, which will eventually deteriorate the base of your parking lot. Fixing the potholes quickly is important to prevent these problems

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Asphalt Benefits Asphalt vs Concrete The majority of residential and commercial driveways are finished with one of the two most cost-effective materials: asphalt or concrete.  If you are wondering what to choose for your project, there is no standard quick answer. Depending on your project need

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The Benefits of Asphalt Milling and Resurfacing More than 25% of your asphalt parking lot is looking rough and you are wondering whether it can be fixed by resurfacing or if it needs to be completely reconstructed from the base. The answer lies in whether or not the base course of your parking lot

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It's Time To Assess Your Potholes March-the beginning days of Spring-blowing wind, cold rain, and still an occasional hint of snow. Too early to be thinking about your parking lot.  NO!  This time of year is the right time to start evaluating the condition of your parking lot. Do you see a lot

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29 January 2013      No Comments
Roads and parking lots often develop deep divots and pockmarks called potholes. The formation of these potholes is a complex process which can be caused both by nature and by road construction. Most potholes appear in spring, as a result of the freeze/ thaw action that follows winter. Why asphalt

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Winter officially starts on December 21st, and we're sure to have a long season of bad winter weather ahead of us. Although snow and ice can be hard on properties, there are steps you can take to help protect your commercial lot, retail facility or large commercial site from the worst of weather co

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Is your parking lot suffering from bad pavement cracks? Crack sealing is great, as it’s an important way to extend the lifespan of your asphalt, provided you don’t let your cracks grow past ¼” to 1” wide. Crack sealing is great for when you have: -  Longitudinal cracking (running parall

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Now that the fall season in full swing, we're experiencing  lots of falling leaves, and wet weather.   Are the catch basins in your parking lot ready for the onslaught of debris? Many facility and property managers don't ever think about their parking lot drainage until it is too late becau

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Here are 12 Cool Facts About the History of Asphalt: 1.     The ancient Babylonians (a Mesopotamian culture, located in present-day Iraq)  were the first to mix sand and stone with natural tar to make a building material, circa 625 BC. 2.     By the early 1700’s, Europeans were usin

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04 October 2012      No Comments
Job-sites Twelve Taco Bell parking lots, located in Cleveland and Columbus, OH (2 1/2 hours away) Duration of Project Taco Bell's Regional VP of Operations called us mid September and requested that all twelve locations be sealed and line striped by October. Project Scope Thanks to clear

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The documentary program "How It's Made"  (broadcast on Discovery Channel and Science Channel ) has a segment on how paving asphalt is made. It's a great video with full demonstrations of the whole process, watch it below. If you've never heard of the program, "How It's Made" shows how common,

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No matter what professional service you’re contemplating, being an informed consumer will always save you time, money and irritation in the long run. Of course, this pertains to the asphalt paving industry as well!  Here are three points to consider when looking for a quality asphalt paving comp

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Do you manage a shopping center, building, school, factory, warehouse, or anywhere with a parking lot? Freshen up your lot with seal coating and  line marking! Sealcoating protects your asphalt from the weather, but it also beautifies the parking lot by providing a black, smooth, and even su

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13 August 2012      No Comments
Make a great first impression! You may lose business if your parking lot is turning people off right from the start. It's better to regularly maintain your lot,than ignore the potholes that are popping up right in front of you. Don't wait until you have to do a complete - and costly - resur

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Seal those cracks before they become a big problem!  Trivia Time!   Here are some fun facts you may not know about crack sealing:   It's the most cost effective way to maintain your asphalt It extends the life of asphalt by preventing water damage to the sub-base Cracks need to be

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Very impressive asphalt paving video of Daytona International Speedway's NASCAR track. The track was due for resurfacing after the 2011 season, but in 2010 a pothole caused a delay in the flagship Daytona 500 event.  Watching the crew pave on 31 degree banking is mind-boggling. Incredible work!

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27 June 2012      No Comments
Here Are The Top 5 Seal Coating FAQ's We Get Asked: Why is it important to seal coat pavement? Seal coating should be a part of your pavement's Preventative Maintenance Program. Spend a little now to save a LOT later. How long does seal coating last? It depends on how old your pavemen

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