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Sealcoating Tips

Posted by Guest on May 09

Sealcoating Tips

 

Share your Asphalt Sealing tips on the most popular asphalt maintenance site on the net. You can comment below with your sealcoating tips, or read tips that have been sent to us.

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Topics: Sealcoating

How to Start a Striping Business

Posted by Judson Burdon on April 03

Do you want to become your own boss? Parking lot striping can be a fantastic option for many out there. Whether you want to start a striping business for part time or fulltime work,  there is always going to be a need to keep parking lot lines fresh and crisp.  And when you are your own boss, you can choose your own hours. It has the potential to be a very profitable business, and it is not too difficult to start. However, it is not as simple as buying a little bit of equipment and starting. You want to know how to start a striping business the right way.

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Topics: Sealcoating business

Priming your Sealcoat Spray System

Posted by Judson Burdon on March 07

It’s very important to prime your sealcoat spray system for a variety of reasons; to keep your unit in top shape, avoid blockages and keep it running smoothly. Here are the best ways to do so. Whether you have the AK Drum Spray System, the AK Tote Spray System, or the AK130 Residential Sealcoat Sprayer, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: Asphalt, sealcoating equipment

Asphalt Welding: A Great Money-Maker

Posted by Judson Burdon on January 30

If you have an asphalt sealcoating business, you can make even more money through a simple little service offering. Let's face it: you're already going to driveways and parking lots and you're already doing the crack filling and the seal coating.

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Topics: Sealcoating business

Choose Large Stencil Letters for Your Painting Business

Posted by Judd Burdon on March 21

Do you have a painting business? If you are looking for a way to expand your business and add more clients, it might be time to consider adding something new to your services. A great way to find extra clients around town is to offer things such as parking lot and curb painting. You will find there is more to painting a parking lot than just striping.

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Topics: Accessories, blacktop maintenance, Line striping, parking lots, Sealcoating business

Choose the Right Letter Stencils for Painting

Posted by Judd Burdon on February 20

Whether you need to paint an address on the curb in front of your home or you are a professional painting parking spaces and roadways, you need to make sure you have the right stencils for the job. Trying to paint without stencils is simply not possible, at least if you want the writing to be legible. You can find a range of stencil options and kits that can help you with the job. However, you should have a good idea of just what you need before buying. The following information can help make sure you are choosing the best stencils for your needs.

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Topics: Accessories, Line striping, parking lots, stencils

Judson Burdon Speaks To MBA Class About Starting Your Own Business

Posted by Judd Burdon on March 28

 

 

I had the great pleasure to speak not once, but twice, this week at the University Of Utah’s MBA class about how to start your own business. Not only was it exciting to share with a room of students that being your own boss gives you the best job security in tough economic times, but it was also very exciting to see that the entrepreneurial spirit is very much alive and well in the West!

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Topics: entrepreneur, Sealcoating business, asphalt business, Driveway sealing business

Asphalt Art: AK's Top 25 Asphalt Arts And Laughs

Posted by Judd Burdon on January 17

Because asphalt is my work and my passion, I love to look at the amazing asphalt art that is out there. From linestriping humor to bollard art to pothole filling, these artists have gone the extra pavement mile to make us laugh, ogle, think, and enjoy. Nothing brightens the day better than humor that tickles your work funny-bone. Here’s our top 25 Asphalt Arts And Laughs. Enjoy!

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Topics: Just For Laughs

Spray Tip Sizes

Posted by Judd Burdon on December 02

 

How To Choose The Right Size For Sealcoating

When it comes to sealcoating spray tips, knowing which size to use can make the difference between a professional, profitable job and a messy, time-consuming one. With tips being the most often replaced part on your spray system, knowing which spray tip sizes you should have on hand is critical.

Impatient? Skip right to the Spray Tip Size Chart »

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Topics: Accessories, Sealcoating business, spray tips, sealcoating accessories

Asphalt Sealcoating System Tip: Losing Pressure at the Spray Tip

Posted by Judd Burdon on October 31

Have you suddenly lost pressure at the spray tip of your sealcoating machine? There are a few different reasons why this can happen.

Reason 1: Sealer Dilution

The first reason could be that the sealer is too thick or has been over diluted: Sealer is sold as a concentrate, therefore all sealer must be diluted with 10% to a max of 15% water dilution. That means for every 100 gallons of concentrate, you need to add 10 to 15 gallons worth of water. This will allow the sealer to move through the hoses and pump in a diluted liquid form. If the sealer is over diluted with water it could risk having air bubbles in it which would make your pump lose its prime. In this case add more concentrate to bring it back to its 10% to 15% dilution rate.

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Topics: Sealcoating business, Sealcoating, spray pressure, troubleshooting

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