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The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

Insights, how-to’s, and much more from the world of asphalt maintenance

7 Critical Checks for Parking Lot Drains

Maintaining a parking lot isn’t just about repairing cracks and repainting lines: proper drainage is an essential part of preserving pavement. Check these 7 things regularly to prevent expensive water damage and make a safer parking lot.

Water can be both beneficial and disadvantageous to parking lot owners and managers. Water can be used to clear off mud, sand, fallen leaves, twigs, and any other form of vegetation and debris that clutter the parking lot’s surface.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Property Management

4 Categories of Asphalt Damage and 4 of Our Most Effective Repair Methods

Wondering if the damage on your pavement can be repaired, or if you’re looking at replacement? Our experts share their most effective repair methods to help you extend your asphalt’s life span and bring back its aesthetic appeal.

An asphalt pavement can only last for so long, before signs of ageing and deterioration start showing on its surface. Just like our skin, constant exposure to the sun, weather, natural elements, and stress can cause damage, brittleness and flaking. Soon enough, you will begin to notice cracks snaking their way along the length of your driveway or parking lot, as well as patches of moss or algae, discolorations and fading, depressions, ruts and uneven sections.

Below are four categories of asphalt damage based on severity. Our experts provide corresponding repair methods to counter them.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance

Our Gift To You: Proposal Software To Catapult Your Sales

I’m reaching out to personally invite you to 2 months free of Paveman Pro which will allow you to store your customers’ information and push out professional proposals in minutes.

We’ve been communicating with thousands of contractors over the last 20 years and there was a massive need to help people achieve their business growth goals.

The only way to grow your business is to understand your sales numbers.  Paveman Pro gives you an at-a-glance dashboard so that you see how many leads, contacts, accounts and proposals have been sent out.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

Why Additives for Asphalt Sealcoat is a Great Business Investment

Using additives in your sealer is not only an advantage when it comes to project output. It is also a great investment that ensures loyalty and trust from potential and repeat customers.

Most people who are just starting in the asphalt maintenance business don't usually understand why using additives to sealcoat is a great investment. The common misconception is that additives are merely extra expenses that cut down profits and cure time. But did you know they can actually do a lot more than that?

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Topics: Sealcoating, Asphalt Maintenance Business

Application Temperature Cheat Sheet: A Handy Guide for Applying Crack Fill, Sealcoat and Line Striping Paint

Whether you are a veteran or just starting out in the asphalt maintenance industry, our application temperature cheat sheet will prove to be very useful and handy.

Knowing what the ideal job temperature is before applying crack fill, sealcoat or line striping paint is essential in making sure your project lasts. Planning your scheduled jobs and being up to date on weather forecasts is important so you don’t sacrifice the quality of your work because of less-than-perfect temperatures.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Sealcoating

Gray Asphalt Driveway: Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Faded or oxidized asphalt is an eyesore. Keep your asphalt driveway looking fresh and brand new with these tips and suggestions!

Have you wondered why new asphalt looks rich, dark, and thick, while old pavement is gray, flaky and stony?  That is because bitumen (tar) that mixes and holds the stones together to form asphalt has dried out. When freshly laid, asphalt is very flexible and can withstand wear and tear. However, with continuous exposure to the sun, the bitumen gets eroded, and your asphalt starts to lose its deep color and flexibility.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Sealcoating

Spot Tanker Deliveries

Save time and money while working on a major sealcoating project. Schedule a spot tanker delivery to your job site today!

In the sealcoating business, estimating how much sealer is needed to complete a major project before actually starting the job is logical and economical. This is to make sure that you don't run out of sealer unexpectedly before you can finish covering the area.

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Topics: Sealcoating, Asphalt Maintenance Business

Stay Connected with your Customers and Maximize Your Online Presence Using Google My Business

Stay in touch with your customers in the midst of COVID-19! Update your business information with Google My Business.

When cases of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Infectious Disease) rapidly multiplied, certain steps were implemented that greatly impacted how we go through with our daily lives and how we run our businesses.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

Crack Carts: Our Solution to Sealing Cracks More Efficiently and Effectively

Repairing and filling cracks is an essential factor in asphalt maintenance. Our advanced line of crack carts can help you get the job done more efficiently and effectively!

Asphalt, by nature, matures and ages through time. Prolonged exposure to the sun and other natural elements cause it to grow brittle, which leads to flaking and cracking. Filling cracks is an important factor in asphalt maintenance. It helps prevent additional damage by keeping moisture from seeping into the foundation, and avoid weakening the asphalt even further.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Crack Repair

Cracked Asphalt: 4 Major Causes and 3 Highly Effective Ways to Fix It

Cracked asphalt is a sure sign that your asphalt is deteriorating, but it can be fixed – easily and effectively – with the right materials.

Whether you are a homeowner or a property manager, keeping your asphalt driveway or parking lot in good shape is a worthwhile investment. Asphalt is much like our skin - it ages and matures as time passes. Asphalt also requires care and attention, in order to maintain its fresh appearance and life span. Read on to learn tips and best practices on how to care for your blacktop.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Crack Repair