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Asphalt & Decorative Hardscape Blog


How Asphalt Pavement Contractors are Keeping Asphalt Cool

The urgent need to reduce urban heat is fortunately driving innovation and experimentation. Los Angeles is...

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Asphalt Paving Scams: Refuse “The Offer You Can’t Refuse”

Everyone loves a good deal, and some of life’s best luck is about being in the right place at the right time. But...

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Five Types of Paving Stones and the Benefits of Each

Pavers are a great way to spice up a landscape. But the function of a walkway or a driveway should be considered...

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Asphalt and Concrete: What are the Differences?

Paving driveways and walkways are commitments to the material for decades to come. Cost differences matter, as do...

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What is “Asphalt Milling”? And How Does It Work?

It may be a little jarring to drive on a stretch of road that’s been scraped. But milling is the cost-cutting,...

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What Does “Signage” Mean in the Asphalt Paving Industry?

Even parking lots and walkways require clear directions for drivers, walkers and bikers. Modern technology has not...

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Asphalt Paving, Potholes and Tire Damage

A crevice in the path of cars is the inspiration for driver rage from coast to coast. The roads are aging, repaired...

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Seven Common Asphalt Pavement Repair Techniques

How much repair is required is of course a function of pavement’s current state of degradation. There are many...

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The Importance of Proper Drainage in Residential Asphalt

Water is essential for many things, it is very insistent – and it can damage driveways, sidewalks and buildings....

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A Not-So-Brief But Interesting History of Asphalt Pavement

The quest for travel is old as time. But it took millennia until McAdam devised asphalt pavement – an invention...

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Houses of Worship Need Smart Asphalt Paving and Hardscaping

Churches, synagogues, mosques and temples are where young and old gather. Parking lot and walkway maintenance keep...

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What Schools and Universities Require of Asphalt and Hardscaping

Universities need landscaping and hardscapes to attract students and faculty, while also being models of...

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Asphalt Pavers: “Licensed, Bonded, and Insured” Means Something

This is about more than paperwork. Contractors who go to the trouble and expense of important assurances do so...

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Asphalt Paving, Hardscape, Safety and Liability Issues

Parking areas and sidewalks, on both public and private land, are essential to most businesses. But responsible...

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Asphalt, CASp Inspections and ADA Compliance: What To Know

This is a primer on what property managers and owners, working with a Certified Access Specialist, can do to ensure access...

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Have An Asphalt Paving Project? Hire a Sustainable Contractor

The pavement industry has made great strides toward providing green options for streets, driveways and parking...

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Learn How to Choose an Asphalt Paving Contractor

There are several points by which asphalt contractors can be compared. Rule #1 is if it’s too cheap to be believed, it won’t...

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Stamped Asphalt: An Affordable Alternative to Pavers

Price can tip the balance toward using stamped asphalt. But it’s truly aesthetics and choices that flip home and...

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Paving Stones: An Expensive Look that is Cost Effective

You have choices on how to set up a decorative driveway, walkway or patio. The question is what works best for your...

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Ways to Maintain and Protect Your Asphalt Surface

A better-looking driveway or parking lot is also more preserved and less costly to fix asphalt pavement. Keeping it in...

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The Difference Between Concrete Refinishing and Resurfacing

Concrete sometimes disappoints us, but that doesn’t mean you have to rip up everything and start over. Resurfacing...

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The Long Life Cycle of Asphalt and How to Extend It

Atrophy is a way of life in road and driveway pavement, but preventive maintenance can slow the process...

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Your Pavement: When Is it Time To Repair or Replace?

Whether it’s just fading, cracks or potholes, a fresh clean driveway can make your property look better – and...

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Discover the Beauty and the Benefits of Chipseal

The rustic look of a gravel driveway finds a bit more resilient and stable form in the chipseal construction...

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Five Solutions to Improve the Look and Feel of Your Driveway

Whether the problem is appearance or functionality – or both – there are all kinds of ways to make your drive to...

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The Benefits of Colored Sealcoatings on Pavement and Driveways

The term “blacktop” for pavement no longer applies: You can have a green, red or other color asphalt surface for...

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Functional and Aesthetic Options of Paving Stones

Whether you choose stone from a quarry or from a factory, interlocking pavers used in landscaping surfaces provide...

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How to Determine If Your Parking Lot Is ADA Compliant

The rules have become more stringent since 2010. As older parking areas are refurbished or repaved, those rules...

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