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The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

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

The Line Striping Machine Buyer's Guide

Finding the right line striping machine will depend on the kind of projects you will be using it for and the size of the asphalt surfaces you plan on painting. This buyer's guide will help you get started.

Asphalt line striping machines come in a variety of models with specific features best suited for certain projects.

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Topics: Line Striping

How to Sealcoat Edges

Sealcoating edges is best performed with a precision-focused accessory, such as the Wand Wizard Edger.

Sealcoating a driveway or parking lot is not only one of the most important steps a property manager can take to maintain it and prolong its lifespan, it’s also an investment that can add value and curb appeal to the property. An attractive, dark coat of sealer will only look professional, though, when the entire surface is sealed evenly and neatly—including its edges

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Sealcoating

What's It Like to Sealcoat an Airport?

Sealcoating an airport entails the same easy processes as other asphalt surfaces, while providing significant additional safety benefits.

Like any other asphalt surface, airport runways and aprons need to be maintained properly to avoid damage. This responsibility is even greater at airports to prevent cracks or potholes that could jeopardize the safety of aircraft and passengers. 

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Sealcoating

How to Sealcoat Asphalt

Sealcoating an asphalt surface includes preparing the site and your tools, ensuring weather conditions are acceptable, blocking off the area from traffic, and applying the sealer.

Applying a fresh coat of sealer to an asphalt surface is one of the most important steps to maximizing the longevity of a driveway or parking lot. It’s also one of the easiest. All it takes to properly apply sealer to blacktop is following a handful of simple steps. With just a little bit of practice, anyone can master this important task, while also saving a bundle in the short and long term. 

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Topics: Sealcoating

Streamlining a Sealcoating Business With Bulk Sealer Deliveries

Purchasing asphalt sealer in bulk and receiving spot tanker deliveries at the job site saves time and money.

A general rule of thumb for virtually any business is to buy supplies in bulk, whenever possible. The asphalt maintenance industry is no different. 

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

When's the Best Time of Year to Sealcoat My Driveway?

The best time of year to sealcoat your driveway is during the summer months, when temperatures are warm and the air is dry.

Sealcoating is one of the most proactive steps a homeowner can take to ensure the longevity of their driveway. Professionals recommend a driveway should be resealed once every three years. But when that comes around, what time of the year is best? 

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Topics: Sealcoating

How to Grow Your Line Striping Business

Expanding into new locations and types of customers, upgrading your equipment, and optimizing your digital presence are several ways to grow your line striping business.

The asphalt maintenance industry is full of opportunities for entrepreneurs to build successful businesses and become their own boss. One category of asphalt maintenance with great income potential, whether on its own or in addition to other blacktop services, is line striping. With any successful business, though, there comes a time when management must begin considering next steps, and how to grow their company even more. 

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Topics: Line Striping, Asphalt Maintenance Business

How to Get Your Sealcoating Spray System Ready for Use

Preparing a sealcoating spray system for use entails: checking fluid levels, drain plugs and valves; ensuring it's properly primed; and loading the sealer.

You’ve got your spray system, you’ve got your sealer, you’ve surveyed and prepped the surface of your asphalt, and you're eager to get started. Now all that’s left is to get that sealcoat spray system ready to work, and you’ll be able to start applying sealer to an asphalt surface to protect it from the elements.

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Topics: Sealcoating, Equipment Care

It's Not Too Late To Start Your Asphalt Sealcoating Business

Hitting the ground running with the right equipment and supplies can help new businesses reach profitability in just a few short weeks, even if the sealcoating season is already underway.

Summer is in full swing, and that means we’re at the height of the asphalt sealcoating season. With temperatures across the country climbing to optimal sealcoating conditions, property owners and managers are looking to spruce up their driveways and parking lots with a fresh coat of sealer to protect them from the elements and keep them looking like new. 

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

4 Easy Steps to Asphalt Maintenance

Effective asphalt maintenance requires a series of four critical steps: preparation, crack and pothole repair, sealcoating and line striping. These video and blog resources will show you everything you need to know.

A well-maintained, crack-free asphalt surface with a dark coat and crisp lines is an attractive feature enhancing the value of any property. It serves as an invitation to residents, guests and customers, and adds significant curb appeal. Keeping asphalt that way demands consistent maintenance, however.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance