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  1. Recommended Equipment for DIY Asphalt Maintenance

    If you are a homeowner on a budget, you don’t have to rely on contractors to maintain your asphalt all the time. You can take care of small jobs, such as crack or pothole repair, or even sealcoat your own driveway! Owners and managers of small parking lots or airports can also handle their own asphalt repair with the right type of equipment. Hiring contractors to do minor repairs can prove to be a strain on the budget, however, it is also prudent to take care of damages on your asphalt as soon as possible. Leave it too late and you’ll end up spending thousands for resurfacing and repaving.

    What asphalt equipment do you need to get started?

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  2. The ABC's in Asphalt Sealcoating Equipment Selection

    Having the right kind of sealcoating equipment is important, regardless of whether you are a veteran or just starting out in the asphalt maintenance industry. What equipment do you really need to work faster, smarter and more cost-efficiently?

    Here are the ABC’s that you need to consider when putting together equipment and machinery for your sealcoating business.

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  3. 4 Ways to Remedy Tree Root Damage to Asphalt Surfaces

    Nobody hates trees, right? Certainly not us! However, tree roots can be a major cause of asphalt pavement damage. Good thing we have known methods of preventing tree root damage before it can get worse!

    Trees add beauty and value to your property. They also provide shade and keep the air fresh and clean, especially during hot summer months. Having trees of varying sizes and types lined along your driveway or interspersed among the stalls in your parking lot make everything appear vibrant and healthy. On the other hand, large trees have wide root systems that can ultimately wreak havoc on any paved surface near them.

    Here are 4 methods that can help prevent tree root damage to your asphalt pavement:

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  4. Fill Cracks between Asphalt and Concrete Surfaces Professionally in 5 Easy Steps

    Cracks between an asphalt driveway and concrete walls, foundations, and curbs can seriously damage a property and lower its aesthetic value. Learn how to fill and seal cracks professionally in just 5 steps!

    Repairs should be done as soon as cracks start showing up to keep them from getting worse. Cracks between an asphalt driveway and a concrete surface, such as basement walls, house foundation, or curbs can allow water and moisture to seep in, causing these structures to grow weak over time.

    Seepage poses a bigger problem in cold-weather areas where freeze-thaw cycles are common. During cold months, moisture that seeped into gaps between two surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete, will freeze, causing them to spread apart even further. When spring comes and the frozen moisture thaws, the gap loses its "support" causing the rims to cave in, creating even larger openings. This cycle can continue if the cracks are not filled accordingly. Eventually, the

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  5. Parking Lot Maintenance Checklist

    The most expensive investment you’ll make in your property?  Your roof.  The second most expensive is one you probably rarely think about though: your pavement.  If you don’t take proper care of it and spend preventative maintenance dollars now, you’ll need to spend exponentially more to replace it as it deteriorates.

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  6. 4 Types of Asphalt Damage You Can Repair Yourself

    Asphalt is much like human skin. When freshly laid, asphalt is strong, flexible, and very appealing. However, as it ages, and with continuous exposure to natural elements and weather, just like our skin, signs of stress and decline start to show. Here and there, you will begin to see cracks, discolorations and fading, sagging, and pockmarks. You will also notice that more vegetation start growing out of cracks and potholes after each winter. Don’t wait until your asphalt pavement is completely destroyed before taking action.

    Here are 4 of the most common signs of deterioration on asphalt, and our experts’ recommended methods of restoration.

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  7. A Handy Guide on Product Application Temperatures For Sealcoating and Asphalt Maintenance

    Knowing the best temperatures when applying crack filler, pavement sealer and line striping traffic paint is a key factor in making sure that the outcome is satisfactory and long-lasting. This means that when applied at proper conditions, these products will last a long time. The material won’t peel off, flake or crack after a week or a month from application, especially after getting exposed to extremely cold weather.

    This handy guide will provide you the most ideal temperatures based on product, so you don’t have to rely on guesswork when working on a project.

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  8. Driveway Patch 101: A Homeowner’s DIY Guide

    Keeping your asphalt driveway in good shape means addressing problems the moment they appear. Waiting until the last minute before taking action can be hazardous to you and your family.

    Small children or elderly members of the family can trip on uneven sections of the driveway if not repaired in a timely manner, and get seriously injured. Constant vehicular traffic on collapsed or sunken portions of your asphalt driveway can tear them open, turning these depressions into potholes.

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  9. A Homeowner’s First Aid Guide in Saving Cracked Asphalt

    For property managers and homeowners, maintaining an asphalt driveway or parking lot and keeping it in good shape is a wise and rewarding investment. Just like our skin, asphalt also ages and matures as time goes by. To maintain its fresh appearance and prolong its life span, asphalt needs care and attention. Below are some tips and best practices in caring for your asphalt pavement.

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  10. Should I Seal My Asphalt Driveway?

    Asphalt driveways are beautiful and will last long when properly maintained. However, asphalt surfaces are prone to damage caused by exposure to snow, rain, UV rays, oxidation (the greying and loss of its deep black color), and constant pressure from vehicles driving over it. This begs the question of whether or not it is a good idea to sealcoat your asphalt driveway, and when would be the best time to do so.

    Here are some common indicators that you need to seal your driveway:

    1. Visible cracks and potholes. Whether it is just a few small cracks here and there, or a developing network of cracks, this is the number one sign that your driveway needs sealing. Small cracks can grow into potholes, which can lead to bigger problems and accidents if not repaired sooner.
    2. Water pooling. Water is a major culprit that speeds up the deterioration of your asphalt driveway. It seeps beneath the surface and weakens the foundation of
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