The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

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

9 Tips for Starting a Line Striping Business

Ready to start your own line striping business and join this lucrative industry? Here are 9 essential tips to help you get started in the business.

Starting a parking lot line striping business allows you to work outdoors and set your own hours. It is also one of the most lucrative property maintenance businesses right now.

But wanting to start a line striping business simply won't cut it. You need to learn how to stripe a parking lot, determine the right legal business structure for your company, and figure out which bank accounts you need to acquire to ensure your finances are properly monitored.

So without further ado, here are some tips that you can use as your guide to starting your own striping company.

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Topics: Line Striping, Asphalt Maintenance Business

How to Create a Sealcoating Business Plan: The Ultimate Guide

A business plan is one of the most important documents you'll need to launch or scale your business. Learn how to create a sealcoating business plan here.

You're ready to purchase your first sealcoating equipment and you want to get started as soon as possible. You've talked to some of your neighbors so you can start offering your services as soon as your sealcoating spray system and sealer arrive.

But wait. You still need a very important document before you take the plunge, and that's a business plan.

If you're unfamiliar with what a business plan is, what it entails, and how to write one, then don't fret. In this blog, you'll learn how to write a sealcoating business plan that you can use as your guide in launching a successful business and wow future investors. Let's get started.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

How to Fill a Pothole in 4 Steps

Spotted a pothole in your parking lot or driveway? Fix it now before it deteriorates further! Learn how to fill a pothole in 4 steps in this new blog.

Potholes are the first sign there's something wrong with a driveway or parking lot, and you need to address this immediately. Planning to fix it on your own or have it fixed? Then check out this handy guide on how to fill a pothole the easy way.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Pothole Repair

4 Ways Asphalt Repair is a Recession-Proof Business

A recession may happen soon & you may be unsure about starting an asphalt repair business. Here are 4 ways asphalt repair is a recession-proof business.

Starting an asphalt repair business during normal economic conditions can be daunting – even more so during a recession! The odds are stacked against you, and you're already wondering if it's the wisest thing to do even before you start writing your business plan.

Despite the gloomy economic forecasts, a recession is still a good time to start an asphalt repair business. Learn why asphalt maintenance is a recession-proof business and how you can safeguard your company from crisis during these tough times.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

Asphalt vs Concrete: What's the Best Driveway Material?

Asphalt vs concrete? Two popular driveway materials go head-to-head, and we're going to find which option is perfect for you.

Planning to have a driveway installed in your new home? Or have your old and damaged driveway demolished to give way to a new one? Are you torn between an asphalt driveway or a concrete one?

In this blog, we're going to discuss the pros and cons of asphalt and concrete as driveway materials so you can choose which one's the best for you. Let's get started.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance

HOA Asphalt Maintenance: Tips for Landing a Successful Deal

Discover some helpful tips to close that lucrative asphalt maintenance deal with HOAs and have a smoother transaction every time.

Homeowners' associations, or HOAs, are a relatively new invention. The first homeowners' associations sprouted around the 1950s. But it wasn't until the 1960s and the '70s that the number of HOAs around the country skyrocketed.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Asphalt Maintenance Business, Property Management

How to Patch Asphalt: 7 Important Tips

Looking for information on how to patch asphalt? Check out these 7 important tips on asphalt patching so you can ensure that it will last a long time.

Asphalt pavements generally last anywhere between 10 to 30 years when installed correctly. But rainwater, sunlight, motor oil, and heavy foot/vehicular traffic can drastically cut down your parking lot or driveway's lifespan. 

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Crack Repair, Pothole Repair

4 Winter Money-Making Ideas for Asphalt Contractors

Want to make extra cash this winter? You can hit your financial goals this season with these winter money-making ideas for asphalt contractors.

Sealcoating and crack repair services are highly profitable. The bad news is most asphalt maintenance jobs can only be done during spring and summer months. Once the air turns frigid and the snow begins to fall, it's time to put your sealcoating and crack repair equipment in storage and hibernate until spring arrives.

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5 Marketing Angles Proven to Increase Fall Business

Fall's finally here, but that doesn't mean it's time to put your asphalt business to bed. Here are 5 marketing angles proven to increase fall business.

If you live in temperate climates and you're an asphalt maintenance business owner, it's normal for you to dread the arrival of fall. Fall means the number of people signing up for sealcoating and crack repair services are now fewer and farther between.

Frequent rains are normal during this time, and some parts of the country even get rogue snow, making the ground too wet or too cold for proper asphalt maintenance.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

5 Benefits of Using Asphalt Crack-Filling Equipment

A crack filling machine is one of your most important investments. Learn about the benefits of using asphalt crack filling equipment in this blog.

Asphalt cracks are the first sign that a driveway or a parking lot is deteriorating. But that doesn't mean it's time to have the pavement replaced entirely.

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Topics: Crack Repair