Repair A Concrete Sidewalk That Has A Long Crack In Its Surface


If a piece of heavy equipment accidentally fell onto the concrete sidewalk in front of the business that you own and has formed a long crack in its surface, successfully patch the damaged area and improve the appearance of the walkway by completing the following instructions. Materials Needed broom dustpan shop vacuum (with hose attachment) water hose commercial-strength cleaner for concrete long-handled scrub brush degreasing agent container of concrete patch compound handheld shovel trowel tamping tool bucket of sealant (designed for concrete) mixing stick paint roller signs Remove Loose Concrete And Clean The Sidewalk's Surface

7 August 2016

2 Factors That Can Influence Asphalt Compaction


No aspect of asphalt installation is quite as important as compaction, especially where the ultimate lifespan of the pavement is concerned. Yet many people fail to realize that all types of asphalt will compact in the same way. Whether you work in the paving industry, or are simply a homeowner hoping to learn more about asphalt, read on. This article will discuss two key factors that help to determine the way a particular asphalt will behave during the compaction process.

5 August 2016

Answers to a Few Questions About Driveway Potholes


Damage to your driveway can be essential for you to repair. However, it is a fairly common issue for homeowners to be uninformed about the steps that are needed to care for this part of the home. In particular, potholes can be a common problem with driveways. Once you have learned the answers to the following few questions, you will find yourself better prepared to address this routine problem. What Causes a Pothole to Form?

5 August 2016

Caring For Your New Asphalt Driveway: Tips To Keep It Nice For Years


An asphalt driveway can be very beneficial to you. It's an affordable way to add a driveway to your home, and with the right installation and care can last as long as the more-expensive concrete alternative. Here are tips to keep your new asphalt driveway protected and nice for years. Sealcoating Sealcoating is an excellent way to give your asphalt driveway a fresh appeal while protecting it against erosion, cracks, uneven wear, and more.

4 August 2016

Caring For Your Asphalt Driveway In The Winter


Your asphalt driveway needs special care during the winter months to avoid damage from snow and ice. Putting a plan in place to care for the driveway now can prevent potholes and cracks from taking over the asphalt. Here are a few things you should add to your winter driveway checklist. Have Your Driveway Sealcoated Asphalt driveways may not need to be replaced often, but they do need to be sealcoated occasionally.

3 August 2016

Four Ways To Make Your Parking Lot Safer For Pedestrians


Your parking lot is where your customers go from being motorists to pedestrians—which means that they're exposed to danger if the parking lot isn't well-maintained. You can look out for the safety and well-being of your customers—while simultaneously reducing the risk you run of lawsuits due to injuries—by taking the following steps. 1.) Improve your lot's lighting. Generally speaking, if your lighting is more than ten years old, it's probably outdated.

1 August 2016

Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance Tips


Keeping a parking lot in good repair begins the moment it is installed. Sunlight, rain, wind, and traffic all begin wearing down the asphalt. By implementing an immediate maintenance routine, you can prolong the life of the parking lot and minimize the need for a premature replacement. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Apply an asphalt sealant New asphalt can take several months to cure, but once it has cured, it is time to consider sealing.

10 May 2016

Running Out Of Money Building Your Home? Where To Save Outside


Are you building a home but you're stressing about how to pay for all the things you need on the exterior of the home? If so, there are ways you can save a lot of money to relieve some of the financial strains. You don't have to go overboard when it comes to the exterior of the house and instead, you can use this area to save money for other expenses.

8 February 2016

Three Improvements To Your Home To Help Deal With Water Runoff Problems


If your home has a finished basement, you may have equipment and systems that help protect your home from water damage. This can include things like foundation drain systems, which protect your basement from water and moisture. You may also have a sump pump and well that removes drain water and the waste from plumbing in your basement. Here are some of the systems your basement has and the repairs and maintenance that they will require: 

16 November 2015

Porous Asphalt Is The Environmentally Responsible Choice, But Will It Work For Your Parking Lot?


Asphalt paving is a very popular choice for parking lots, both durable and flexible. But it's not usually considered "green." By using porous asphalt and making your parking lot permeable to water, however, you can turn that paved area into an environmentally friendly piece of pavement. Why Should You Consider Porous Asphalt? Porous asphalt reduces the demand on storm sewer systems; if you are building your parking lot in an area where the local government charges storm-water fees to owners of paved areas, check to see whether they offer reduced fees for using permeable pavement.

10 August 2015