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The Asphalt Kingdom Blog

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

The Benefits of Using a Line Striping Machine

A line striping machine can get the job done faster, with less materials, and better results.

Line striping is a necessary step in any complete asphalt maintenance process. It’s that finishing touch that takes a fully maintained and sealed parking lot to the next level, while creating an attractive means of keeping traffic on the property organized and safe. With such important purposes, it’s critical to accomplish this in the most efficient and effective way possible—for the good of your property and your wallet.

Using a line striping machine to do so holds three significant benefits:  

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance, Line Striping

Best Accessories for Your Sealcoating Equipment

Utilizing the best sealcoating equipment and accessories can save you time, money and resources. Several innovative items to help improve efficiencies and maximize productivity include the Wand Wizard Edger, spray system Filter Kit, and Truck or Trailer Mount Hose Reel.

Improving efficiencies is a critical component of operating a successful asphalt sealcoating business. Correcting errors, repairing broken equipment and performing duplicate tasks expends time, money and resources better applied servicing customers and making more sales. Utilizing the best sealcoating supplies and equipment on the market can reduce waste, maximize productivity and boost your bottom line.

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Topics: Sealcoating, Asphalt Maintenance Business

5 Ways to Generate More Leads for Your Asphalt Business

Generating leads is critical to the growth of your asphalt maintenance business. Optimizing your website, staying active on social media, organizing contests, and participating in local events are just some of the ways to expand your contact base.

The asphalt maintenance business is a profitable one. With scores of property owners in your area looking to repair their asphalt surfaces at any time, there’s no shortage of potential business out there. Turning those strangers into customers can be a breeze when you know how to sell and have the right supplies and equipment to get the job done right, but finding those leads to nurture into customers can be tricky.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance Business

When Should I Repair Cracks in My Asphalt Surface?

Cracks, when left unchecked, will lead to more serious damage to your parking lot or driveway. The best way to prevent this deterioration is to repair cracks in your asphalt surface as soon as they appear, no matter what season it is, or how small they may seem.

Repairing cracks is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure the longevity of your asphalt surface. Doing so protects it against the natural forces that can penetrate the asphalt, worsen cracks, and lead to potholes and foundational issues, which are even costlier to repair. Given its importance, many are curious about how to repair cracks to get the optimal result, prompting the question: “When should I repair a crack?”

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Topics: Crack Repair

The Top Ways to Remove Paint from Concrete

How can you remove paint from concrete? Warehouse floors, decorative brick, and old walls all present special challenges.

Do you have some paint on a concrete surface that you need to remove? It might seem like it will be difficult, if not impossible to remove paint from concrete surfaces, or from brick. However, there are some simple and effective methods that can work well to help you remove paint whether you have a lot to remove or only a few relatively small spots of paint.

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Topics: Cleaning and Preparation

How to Remove Oil Stains From  Your Driveway or Parking Lot

Ignorning ugly oil stains on your driveway? Not only do they look bad - they might also be eating away at the pavement underneath! Find out how to get rid of oil stains and protect your pavement.

Do you have unsightly oil stains on your driveway? These stains can detract from the beauty and even the value of your home. More importantly, they can weaken the pavement underneath them and cause the beginning of cracks or even potholes.

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Topics: Cleaning and Preparation

When Should I Restripe My Parking Lot?

Property managers often wonder when should I restripe my parking lot? Here are four factors to consider before you put paint to pavement.

If you own a parking lot, it is important to make sure that the lot is always in the best shape possible, naturally. You want it asphalt to be intact and sealed, and you want the stripes and spaces in the lot to be clear and bright. It offers a range of benefits for your parking lot and business. There are many times that you should consider restriping the parking lot.

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Topics: Line Striping

Winter Damage to Asphalt Surface

A hard winter means trouble for asphalt surfaces. Find out the three most common problems and what you need to address them before permanent damage occurs.

After one of the coldest, snowiest and stormiest winters in over a decade, and as the snow finally starts to melt, a lot of parking lot owners are seeing the unexpected consequences of winter damage on asphalt surfaces.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance

Pavement Maintenance: A Landlord's Money-Saving Guide

Pavement maintenance is an important part of protecting any building's second-largest asset: find out five tips to help you keep yours in great shape.

Keeping tenants happy is one of the most important tasks of managing a commercial asset. And what any sophisticated landlord understands is that there is a direct link between bottom line of the building and your tenant's overall satisfaction -- both inside and outside the building. A tenant's experience starts the minute they pull into your property. Not only can a well-maintained parking lot help command higher rental rates, but it can also positively impact your tenant's experience. Maximize tenant satisfaction and minimize liability with these five tips.

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Topics: Asphalt Maintenance

Tax Cuts: Contractors Benefit With More Building Maintenance Jobs

Building maintenance tends to go by the wayside in tough economic times. But the renewed interest in tax cuts and investments in infrastructure mean one thing for you: more work in asphalt repair and rejuvenation.

Presidents are often elected by promising tax cuts. Obviously, this would be a welcomed move by most people. However, these tax cuts could have a far greater impact on your life if you understand the secondary opportunity they represent. In fact, these tax breaks could be worth considerably more.

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Topics: News