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Asphalt Paving Budget Tips for Property Managers

Managing a property isn’t easy. Lessees can be difficult, and the external and internal maintenance you have to keep up with seems never-ending. Whether the property you manage is large or small, several large repair projects likely pop up each year. It would be great if budgets were endless, money didn’t matter, and you could fix everything right away. Unfortunately, money is finite, budgeting does matter, and you have to prioritize projects.  Use this guide to help you plan your next big asphalt paving project and stretch your budget as far as possible.  The Benefits of Maintaining Your Asphalt Surface[Read more…]

Key Benefits of Asphalt

Roads, driveways, and parking lots are an essential part of modern life in the United States and life worldwide. You can easily feel the difference between a quality, well-maintained road, and one that is poorly maintained simply based on the way it feels. Asphalt pavement is known for its durability and flexibility. Although these attributes are usually why asphalt is considered the best option for most paved surfaces, there are many other benefits of choosing asphalt.  What is Asphalt? Asphalt is used to construct and maintain roads, parking lots, train tracks, seaports, airport runways, bike lanes, sidewalks, playgrounds, and sports[Read more…]

Why Infrared Asphalt Repair is a Sustainable Option for Pavement

When you think about sustainability, the first thing that comes to mind is probably planting trees or recycling, not asphalt, and especially not infrared asphalt repair. That’s okay. You’re not alone in this train of thought. Nonetheless, asphalt is known as ‘the eco-friendly pavement. It’s actually the most recycled material in North America. With this in mind, it makes sense that asphalt is used in a green process to repair pavement that saves time and money called infrared asphalt repair. What is it about this asphalt restoration process that makes it a sustainable option for commercial and residential pavement repairs?[Read more…]

10 Things You Should Know About Infrared Asphalt Repair

Asphalt offers numerous benefits in various applications, from driveways and sidewalks to heavily traveled roads and parking lots. Although asphalt is an intensely strong material, it does become damaged over time. Infrared asphalt repair is an effective method of fixing various asphalt defects. The minor mends provided by this process are durable and last an impressively long time before requiring repair again. Infrared asphalt repair provides seamless solutions, blending existing asphalt with a new mixture, resulting in a joint-free asphalt patch. Infrared asphalt repair is an excellent solution for residential, commercial, and municipal asphalt issues.  Infrared Asphalt Repair Explained Infrared[Read more…]

Puddles in Your Parking Lot? Here’s What They’re Telling You

Puddles and pooling water on a commercial parking lot’s pavement can indicate several issues that often turn into more severe problems. If you notice puddles forming on your parking lot, it might be telling of issues with the structural integrity of the parking lot’s surface. Whether your parking lot was poorly constructed from the start or has simply become compromised over time, pooling water can be a big problem. It’s crucial to call your preferred commercial pavement partner to take care of puddles, poor drainage, and other parking lot problems as soon as they arise. What Causes Puddles Formation in[Read more…]

The Ultimate Guide To Commercial Pavement

Next time you’re walking down the main street in your town, take a look at some of the commercial buildings. You’ll likely notice that each one has some sort of paved structure; a shop’s parking lot, a shaded restaurant patio, fast-food drive-thrus, or a loading dock at a warehouse can all constitute commercial pavement. Asphalt and concrete are durable materials most often used by commercial paving companies. We’ve created a comprehensive guide to help commercial business owners understand and maintain their commercial asphalt or concrete pavement. Whether you’re wondering what material to choose or how to care for existing pavement,[Read more…]

How To Manage Potholes and Damage To Commercial Property Pavement

Cars, trucks, trailers, other large vehicles, and even pedestrians can cause some severe damage to a commercial property’s pavement. Over time, weathering and constant traffic can cause commercial paving like parking lots to breakdown. Commercial property managers must act quickly to resolve potholes or any other pavement problems to avoid liability for any accidents that may occur. Pavement damage can impact a variety of property types, including: Schools Shopping centers Office parks or buildings Churches Shipping terminals Apartment complexes Warehouses and manufacturing facilities The Dangers of Damaged Commercial Pavement Commercial property managers are responsible for minimizing damage to the pavement[Read more…]

The Pros and Cons of Infrared Asphalt Repair

There are multitudes of reasons why asphalt has remained a popular paving solution for decades: it’s easy to apply, durable, and extremely cost-effective. However, there comes a time in any residential or commercial property owner’s life when asphalt issues arise. Whether it is cracking, potholes, or an exposed utility hole cover, you might need infrared asphalt repair to fix your problem. What Is Infrared Asphalt Repair? Even if you’re unfamiliar with the infrared repair process, you’ve probably seen it in action. The popular temporary paving solution is often used in both commercial and residential applications. Infrared asphalt repair involves heating[Read more…]

How Seasonal Weather Affects Asphalt Parking Lots

Just from looking at it, you might suspect that your asphalt parking lot is incredibly durable and resistant to the impacts of weathering and heavy use. Although asphalt is a relatively reliable material, with changing seasons comes extreme weather that can cause severe parking lot breakdown without proper maintenance and repairs. Varying weather conditions paired with continuous vehicular use put your commercial parking lot pavement at risk for cracking, potholes, and pooling water. Heavy rainfall, dramatic temperature fluctuations, ice, and snow all contribute to the breakdown of asphalt parking lots. As the seasons change throughout the year, keep a note[Read more…]

How Does Infrared Asphalt Repair Work?

Commuters can attest; few things are more frustrating than a pothole placed precariously in the middle of the street, waiting on repairs for months and months. Technological advances have put infrared asphalt repair at the forefront of paving solutions, which is an extremely efficient and effective method for repairing pavement. Now, those potholes can be paved over in no time. Infrared asphalt repair, or IRR, is becoming an increasingly popular pavement repair method due to its wide range of applications and benefits. Commercial and municipal entities use the process to make quick fixes to existing pavement structures like parking lots,[Read more…]