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How To Resurface Asphalt

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Asphalt can crack and get gouged over the years from shifting soil, growing branches and normal auto traffic. You will often see asphalt that is patched with ugly crack filler. Fixing asphalt with crack filler is a temporary solution and it does not look nice. It is much better to resurface a whole area, instead of just covering the cracks. Even resurfacing an area as big as a two-car garage driveway is possible if you have the right tools. Read More»

Luxury Driveways: Unique Additions You Can Make To Your Driveway Paving That Are Both Functional And Interesting

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If you are paving your driveway for the first time or you are re-paving your driveway, you might be wondering what you could add to it to make your driveway more interesting. Perhaps you also want some features that are as functional as they are interesting. Either way, you should be able to find a paving contractor (such as one from Branche Industries) who can help you install one or more of the following features in your driveway. Read More»

Three Tips For Making A Wonderful Foundation With Your Parking Lot

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When a person pulls up to your property, they will begin making a judgment about the quality of your business right away – yes, in the parking lot. Since the parking lot is where first impressions occur, you will need to make sure that yours is in the best condition possible. There are some maintenance guidelines that you will need to master in order to keep your parking lot up to professional quality. Read More»

Repairing Cracks And Holes In An Asphalt Patio

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If the asphalt patio on your property has small cracks and holes in its surface, learn how to repair them with the following steps. Once you have patched the asphalt, add a coat of sealer over its surface to protect the patio from additional damage. Materials water hose scrub brush detergent putty knife asphalt crack filler  gravel small shovel cold asphalt patch tamping tool trowel asphalt sealer paint roller roller frame paint tray Clean The Patio And Fill Cracks Read More»

Maintaining Your Apartment Complex's Parking Lot

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If you are the landlord for a small apartment complex, and your tenants have their own asphalt parking lot for their vehicles, you will want to do maintenance regularly to this area to keep tenants, guests, and their vehicles safe from injury or damage. Small holes and cracks can quickly escalate into larger problems if exposed to inclement weather and from the wear and tear from the weight of vehicles, making it necessary to check your lot every few months so you avoid excessive damaged areas. Read More»

Maintenance Tips For A Paver Driveway

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Concrete pavers are an attractive alternative to standard cement or asphalt driveways, especially if you opt for a brick, cobblestone, or natural stone look. Although pavers are long-lasting, they will require some basic maintenance if you want to keep your drive looking like new for many years. Start With A Seal Paver driveways are typically constructed by laying pavers over a gravel and sand base. They can be finished with mortar, or you may opt for sand-filled joints. Read More»

Best Pavers For Residential Driveways

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Now that the sun is beginning to come out, many homeowners will be considering repaving their old or beaten up driveways. There are many paving options on the market right now, but you need to be sure you’re choosing the right material for your family’s needs. Here are some of the top paving materials to help revamp your driveway. Asphalt Asphalt is among the most common materials used for paving driveways, and for good reason too. Read More»

3 Alternatives To Rock Salt Deicers

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Because they help keep driveways, sidewalks and other forms of paving safe for walking, deicers are vital for anyone living in a snowy climate. Yet the traditional choice of deicer–rock salt–can cause unintended and costly damage to your garden, your pavement and your pets. If you would like to learn more about other deicing options, read on. This article will present three alternatives to rock salt. Magnesium Chloride Dissolving rock salt–a. Read More»

Preparing A Faster Lawn Cover Without Seed Loss

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Getting a unique, quality lawn or bringing in soil-securing grasses to bare earth can be back-breaking labor, but you can make it easier with hydroseeding. As you look through different grass seed types and lawn preparation tools, consider a few ways that a hydroseeding system and a few convenient essentials can make the job so much easier. How Can Hydroseeding Help? Hydroseeding is a process that combines planting and watering in one fell swoop. Read More»

Tips For Keeping Your Asphalt Maintenance Costs Lower

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As a business owner, keeping cost low and profits high is the best recipe for success. In terms of keeping your costs low, it’s important that you pay attention to the outside of your business, particularly your parking lot. There are a number of key steps you can complete to maintain your asphalt parking lot, helping keep your maintenance costs lower. Proper Cleaning Don’t make the mistake of overlooking the importance of cleaning your parking lot. Read More»