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The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

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

9 Tips for Your Asphalt Company’s Google My Business

If you want free local leads, implement these 9 tips with your asphalt company’s Google My Business listing and help your business stand out with Google.

You’re likely always looking for more ways to get more business. That’s where Google My Business comes in. It’s a free service that can help more customers find your asphalt business in your local area.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

Asphalt Sealcoating: Is It Important?

When you have asphalt on your property, it is not an asset to set and forget. Asphalt sealcoating can help preserve your pavement assets.

Your driveway can last several years when properly maintained. Preventive maintenance includes periodically checking your asphalt for cracks and then repairing them in a timely manner. When neglected, these cracks will turn into potholes. That will even give you more expensive repairs or replacements. Sealing your asphalt is a necessity if you want to protect your asphalt pavement.

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Topics: Sealcoating, Property Management

Three Ways to Perform Emergency Asphalt Repair in Winter

Winter is the worst time for asphalt cracks and potholes. Fix these up before they get worse with emergency asphalt repair!

Winter is often the most damaging time for your asphalt, especially if you live in a place where it freezes. You can keep your parking lot, easement, driveway, or other asphalt in tip-top shape without paying a contractor thousands of dollars by performing your own emergency winter asphalt repair.


It’s easier than you think!

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Crack Repair

National Pavement Expo 2021 Digital Edition

National Pavement Expo 2021 is digital this year! Here's what you need to know to make the most of this virtual expo.

The 2021 National Pavement Expo is online this year, which makes it more available to everyone. With no travel, no time off, and no hotels, you can access all the virtual expo features from your desk.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

6 Things I Wish I Had Done to Scale Up My Asphalt Maintenance Company

Making it big isn't easy. Read what successful business owners say they wish they had done to scale up their asphalt maintenance company.

Growing an asphalt maintenance company takes a combination of several factors. Fortunately, we’re in control of many of these factors. Whether it’s the risks we take or the culture we foster, scaling an asphalt maintenance company does not need to be a herculean effort.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

Planning Pavement Maintenance? 3 Tips to Nail Your Budget

If you need to forecast and plan your pavement maintenance budget, here are 3 tips on how to get to the numbers.

If you’re like most property owners we know, January is a time for planning out your year and your budget.  It can be hard to guess what it will cost to maintain your pavement when it’s covered in ice and snow, but we have some guidelines you can use to get you close enough for budgeting.  Like most things, adding a 10% buffer can save you down the line, as prices tend to increase in March and April when the industry re-sets its annual fees.

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Topics: Sealcoating, Asphalt Maintenance Business

How Much Money Can You Make Asphalt Sealcoating?

Ready to start making money from asphalt sealcoating? We set you up for success with information to start your asphalt business.

Asphalt sealcoating is an ever-expanding field since pavement is exposed to the elements. This wear and tear is an excellent opportunity for you to start your own business. With a small investment in sealcoating equipment, you can start a profitable business that fits your schedule.

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Topics: Sealcoating, Asphalt Maintenance Business

Can Gator Patch Save Your Cracked Asphalt?

Have alligator cracks on your pavement? These cracks can quickly degrade over the winter, so using a Gator Patch to fill the cracks now can head off further damage.

Alligator cracking is an early sign that your pavement's substructure is at risk and you should take immediate action to patch it, before the problem is so severe that you're at risk for potholes.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Crack Repair

Make Money All Winter Long Doing Urgent Pothole Repair

Winter: everything is dead, including asphalt maintenance! But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make money all winter long by creating a Pothole Repair division!

The freeze / thaw, freeze / thaw cycle that happens every winter can force ice into cracks, expanding the breaks in the asphalt until they become potholes.  And potholes aren’t just an eyesore – they’re a liability.  If someone’s car is damaged, or if a pedestrian trips and injures themselves, property managers can be in for serious payouts.

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Topics: Pothole Repair, Asphalt Maintenance Business

What is Sealcoating and Why Should I Do It?

Your property’s asphalt driveway or pavement is likely one of the biggest investments you have made, and you will naturally want to keep it looking as good as new for as long as possible.

Sealcoating is one of the most effective ways to keep your asphalt driveway in the best possible condition for many years.

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Topics: Sealcoating

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