The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

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

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

Starting a Sealcoating Business: 15 Tips For Success

Starting a sealcoating business and need a road map for success? Then check out these 15 tips to start your asphalt maintenance business on the right path.

Are you planning to start a sealcoating business this year or the next? Then congratulations because you'll be joining a billion-dollar industry that is forecasted to grow at a pace of 4% in the next few years.

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Topics: Sealcoating, Asphalt Maintenance Business

8 In-Demand Home Service Business Ideas To Try This Year

Are you looking for a new home service business you can start this year? Then check out this list for your next big (and lucrative) inspiration.

The country's inflation rate rose to 9.1%, with prices of food and energy commodities and services surging like never before.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

Top 17 Summer Side Hustles to Consider

Money is tight and there's no sign that inflation is easing off any time soon. The solution? A lucrative summer side hustle to make some extra cash.

The term side hustle entered the public lexicon in 1950, but the concept itself is not new. High prices of goods, inadequate wages, and job insecurity have been our constant companions throughout history. These have led many people to look for more ways to make money.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

6 Soft Skills Asphalt Maintenance Contractors Should Develop

As a contractor, mastering the art of asphalt maintenance is not enough. You'll also need to develop these soft skills to ensure your business's success.

When you decided to start an asphalt maintenance business, the first thing you had to learn was how to apply asphalt sealer and conduct crack repair properly.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business