Thousands of years before urban planning, motor vehicles or even the wheel. Our first roads were spontaneously formed by humans and animals walking the same paths over and over to get water and find food. As small groups of people Continue reading A little history of how roads we use today came to be
First a bit of history; Pottery makers in the 15th and 16th century England would take advantage of the ruts that wagon and coach wheels gouged into roads. Anxious for a cheap source of raw materials for making clay pots. Continue reading Everyone’s favorite subject when it comes to roadway maintenance, potholes!
The appearance of a parking lot can be enhanced by proper line striping. The color and the type of paint chosen have much to do with the look. Typically the striping is done in white or yellow and the handicap Continue reading What type of Line striping paint should I use on my parking lot?
The use of additives is beneficial both to the contractor and the customer. When using additives properly the actual cost of the sealer will go up but the advantages will make it worth while. There are many additives for coal Continue reading Additives in Sealcoating
Taking the cheapest price is not always a good idea when choosing your pavement maintenance contractor. If service and quality are not important and your budget is a major factor then get 3 bids and choose the lowest bidder. By Continue reading Choosing a Contractor that’s best for you
If you have noticed ugly brown sports or streaks on your parking lot or within your parking lines, you are not alone. This unsightly occurrence is happening more and more. It is not only found on asphalt parking lots, but Continue reading Do you have ugly brown spots or streaks on your parking lot or line striping?
In New England white stains, dots or lines are often noticed on freshly sealed parking lots. These stains were probably there before the sealcoating was done but did not stand out on the oxidized pavement (Oxidized pavement is gray in Continue reading White Stains in Parking Lots
Since we live in New England, the weather is most certainly unpredictable. We have lucked out thus far with the amount of snow we have received. Hopefully it will hold off and warm up for a nice early spring. We Continue reading Now is the time to fix your cracked asphalt, sinking catch basin or manhole cover!
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Curbing in your parking lot can play many rolls. Curbing can be used to establish the edge of the pavement so that vehicles stay on the asphalt. It is also used to direct water flow toward catch basins (storm drains). Continue reading Asphalt Berm and Curbing
Pavement Repair Using Hot Applied Mastic Patch (HAMP) – An Alternative to Traditional Crack Sealants and Cut & Patch with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). Does your parking lot look like this? Does your budget look like this? How can Continue reading Mastic Patching
Catch basins are usually an out of sight, out of mind portion of the parking lot until sinkholes develop in your asphalt causing major problems and liability hazards. Catch Basins are an important part to your parking lot structure. Catch Continue reading Catch Basin Repairs
WATER is the most destructive element to our pavements. If it rained and snowed everywhere but on our roads, bridges and parking lots, 90 percent of highway, street and parking lot work would be eliminated. Since that is not likely Continue reading Cracks in your pavement?
Asphalt patching becomes necessary when the surface of your asphalt parking lot or roadway becomes distressed to the point where severe alligators or potholes start to form. Most of the time this is caused by lack of a pavement preservation Continue reading Types of asphalt patching
The summer is over. Daylight savings is over and the daylight hours are getting shorter. What this means is the dreaded winter is right around the corner. During the winter months the water and frost thaw cycle can do some Continue reading Summer is over
Invasive tree roots are a common problem for homeowners and in commercial settings. They sneak into septic lines, under sidewalks, and can ruin asphalt courts (i.e. Tennis and Basketball Courts) by causing trip hazards. Tree roots can reach up to Continue reading Root Invasion
Why is this guy in my way? Road shoulders are useful to bicyclists traveling on roads that do not have dedicated bike lanes. However, cyclists are NOT required to ride in a shoulder. Debris often collects in a road’s shoulder, Continue reading Riding on the edge
Below is a list of questions I am constantly asked about sealcoating, we thought they may be useful. Why Sealcoat? You have a large investment in your pavement. Replacing it is an expensive endeavor. Sealers are designed to protect and Continue reading Frequently asked questions about sealcoating
We can paint your parking stalls to match your company colors! Instead of the traditional white lines, with yellow fire lanes and no parking areas we can make your parking stalls colored. We recently did a walkway in a bright Continue reading Custom colors for your parking lot
Gas and oil spills on your asphalt parking lot happen. Hopefully, your asphalt parking lot has been protected from this by sealcoating. If not, then here a few tips on how to immediately remove the spills before they cause irreparable Continue reading Removing Gas and Oil Spills from your Asphalt Parking lot