Asphalt 101

Tack Coat Improves Asphalt Performance

In recent years, tack coats have garnered a lot of attention from the asphalt paving industry. Many state transportation departments have conducted extensive research on the topic or are currently conducting test projects. Research has shown that tack coat can reduce pavement failure when used correctly. Read More→

Asphalt Paving Solutions

If you own or manage a property with asphalt pavement, you may sometimes find yourself uncertain of the proper actions to take. Here are some of the most common questions that you are likely to have. Read More→

Lexington’s Trusted Asphalt Companies

Asphalt pavement is a valuable asset that represents a significant investment, so when you are installing, repairing or maintaining your pavement, you want to hire trustworthy asphalt companies. Unfortunately, not all asphalt contractors are capable of providing quality results. Here are some tips that can help when you are researching Trusted Asphalt Companies. Read More→

End Season Sealcoating, Lexington, KY

Most contractors consider sealcoating season to span roughly the same period covered by daylight savings time. This is not to say that sealcoating can never be applied at other times of the year; it is often possible to apply sealants in late autumn or even early winter. However, the conditions must be just right, and contractors must exercise caution during end season sealcoating, Lexington, KY, in November. Read More→

Crack Repair Crucial For Asphalt Maintenance

As the weather begins to turn cooler, it would be a good idea for you to inspect your asphalt pavement for cracks or other breaks. If you have cracks or potholes, you really should have them repaired before freezing temperatures arrive. “Winterizing” your pavement greatly reduces the chance that you will be shocked by its condition once spring arrives. Crack repair crucial for asphalt maintenance will explain why this is necessary. Read More→

Potholes and Asphalt Repair

Potholes do more than just make your pavement less attractive. They pose a potential liability if someone injures themselves or damages their car due to a pothole. Furthermore, a neglected pothole can place the integrity of your entire pavement at risk. Understanding what causes potholes and how you can help prevent them can protect you from potential lawsuits as well as safeguard your investment in asphalt pavement.  So. lets talk more about potholes and asphalt repair.

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Property Management And Asphalt Paving

If you manage a residential or commercial property, there is no need to tell you that funds can often be tight. At the same time, you realize that maintaining your asphalt pavement is important if you want your property to have excellent curb appeal. Properly maintained pavements can also reduce potential risks; a pedestrian who falls due to a crack in your pavement, for example, or a driver whose vehicle is damaged by a large pothole may hold you responsible for medical expenses or repairs. If you are wondering how to best address your asphalt pavement needs, the following tips may help. Read More→

Parking Lot Striping History

Although some ancient roads featured a line of white bricks down the center to mark the lanes, pavement markings were widely considered unnecessary during the days of horse-drawn carriages. Once the number of automobiles and trucks increased substantially, however, it became obvious that some type of traffic control was needed to prevent head-on collisions and narrow escapes. Parking lot striping history will find to be very interesting. Read More→

APM Asphalt Paves Parking Lot Using Mix with Toner Additive

In the summer of 2015, APM became the first American contractor to complete a significant paving job using an asphalt mix that contained a derivative obtained from the toner in recycled printer cartridges. The project was a collaborative effort involving APM, printer manufacturer Lexmark International and Close the Loop, or CTL, a resource recovery and clean tech company. Lexmark sends the toner powder from its recycling of printer cartridges to CTL, where the idea of incorporating toner powder into an additive for asphalt was conceived. CTL called its additive MTP; MTP consists only of recycled materials. The idea of being the first North American contractor to include MTP in the asphalt used for a paving job intrigued Peter Kramer, president of APM. Read More→

Industrial Asphalt Paving Applications

Industrial asphalt paving applications must always be correctly designed and properly installed to provide the maximum return on your investment. Not every stretch of pavement needs to be the same thickness or achieve the same level of compaction to provide satisfactory results. When installing asphalt paving in an industrial setting, depth and compaction are extremely important. If either is insufficient, the pavement will fail prematurely. Your asphalt contractor can advise you on the best construction for your particular needs, but here are some of the most common areas that require special consideration. Read More→