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The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

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

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

Spring Cleaning Your Parking Lot: A DIY Guide

If your parking lot looks gray and old, it's time for a spring refresh. Parking lot cleaning is easy to do it yourself – here's how.

Before a potential customer or tenant steps inside your establishment, the first thing they usually notice is the appearance of your parking area. How well a parking lot is maintained, or how degraded it appears at first sight, speaks volumes regarding your business’s upkeep.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Cleaning and Preparation, Property Management

Top Tips for Hiring (and Keeping) Great Staff

Use the power of the internet and these tips on hiring staff to build a rockstar asphalt crew...and retain them!

The crew hiring season is coming soon and many business owners struggle to find people who have what it takes to succeed and help the company grow.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business, Property Management

Make Your Brand a Competitive Advantage

Do you want to attract better clients? Get paid top dollar for your work? Retain clients and win repeat business? It's possible with the power of branding.

“Your brand is what people say when you’re not in the room.”

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

5 Parking Lot Eyesores You Can Fix Yourself

Parking lot eyesores such as stains, cracks, potholes, faded asphalt, and chipping or fading paint can easily be fixed at a low cost by just about anyone.

Did you know that properly maintained asphalt can last up to 30 years?

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Topics: Line Striping, Crack Repair, Pothole Repair, Cleaning and Preparation

Introducing the New RY10 Elite Melter Applicator

The new RY10 Elite Melter Applicator is the most advanced push melter on the market, thanks to upgrades to its kettle, valve, dash, and more.

It’s not easy to improve on an industry-standard machine, nor do companies normally risk tinkering with a product that works. But that’s just what crack sealing equipment manufacturer Ryno Worx did.

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Topics: Crack Repair, Asphalt Maintenance Business

Call the Contractor: When DIY Asphalt Repair Isn't the Answer

The size, scope, difficulty, time frame, and budget of an asphalt repair are all factors to weigh when determining whether to hire a contractor—with a greater complexity typically the threshold.

In asphalt maintenance, anybody can complete simple repairs. DIYers can fill cracks, clean surfaces, sealcoat small properties, and line stripe parking spaces like a professional

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance

5 Asphalt Maintenance Tips Only The Pros Know

Thoroughly cleaning the repair area, enlisting a friend or family member to help, checking the weather beforehand, and utilizing the proper equipment are among several helpful asphalt maintenance tips.

It's important to remember that you can cover more asphalt maintenance than you might believe. Crack filling, sealcoating, line striping, and other repairs can easily be completed by DIYers. 

The challenge comes in trying to match the look of professional jobs. After all, if your work is lackluster, you may find yourself returning to the same problems over and over. 

The following professional tips can help you execute your next asphalt maintenance project, from preparation and crack repair to sealcoating and line striping. 

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance

What Are the Standard Dimensions of a Parking Space?

The exact dimensions of a parking space will depend on local regulations and factors such as parking lot traffic, the angle relative to the curb, and accessibility.

Like most maintenance projects, repairing the lines on your parking lot will be less expensive if completed by you. In fact, taking a little time to do the work yourself can save you and your facility as much as 90% per linear foot versus what a contractor would have charged. Unlike other asphalt maintenance jobs such as crack filling and sealcoating, however, line striping properly requires adherence to highly specific measurements mandated by various governing bodies. 

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Topics: Line Striping