The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

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

What Do I Need to Start a Sealcoating Business?

Planning to start a sealcoating business this year? Here are some of the most important things you need to start your own pavement asset management company.

Having your own sealcoating business has always been your dream. But the problem is you don't know where to begin or who to turn to for help in starting your new venture. You're probably the first entrepreneur in your family. Or you're shifting careers after 10 or 15 years, and you can't help but feel like you're a fish out of water.

Okay, first, take it easy. Rest assured that you landed in the right website, and there are people in the industry willing to help you get your business of the ground. You can also use this Asphalt Kingdom blog to learn about everything you need to start your own sealcoating business. Here are those crucial things you need to have before you launch your pavement asset management business.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

8 Things You Need to Know About Alligator Cracking

Here are 8 things you need to know about alligator cracking in asphalt and how you can repair gator cracks on your own.

Found alligator cracks in your asphalt?

Luckily, this type of asphalt damage is easy to fix. Learn how you can repair an alligatored driveway or parking lot with just a bucket of Gator Patch and some tools that you probably already have in your shed. 

In this blog, we'll also give you tips on when's the best time to apply the product and whether it can still be repaired...or if it's time to give up.

1. Alligator cracking is one of the most common types of damage you see in asphalt

You've definitely seen them before on your own or on other people's asphalt. Extensive cracks on a driveway or parking lot that resemble the skin of an alligator or a crocodile.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Crack Repair

The Best Material to Fill Potholes (+ How to Fix Potholes)

Looking for the best material to fill potholes? Discover the best products for patching & fixing potholes that will help extend the life of your pavement.

Potholes. They don't just ruin parking lots and driveways. They are also a hazard to you, your family, or customers. Potholes can damage cars, injure someone, and are very costly to property owners if neglected

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Pothole Repair, Property Management

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