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Asphalt Pavement & Clean Air

Everyone wants to breathe clean air — so much so that a handful of entrepreneurs have been selling bottled air, primarily to people in countries with extremely high levels of air pollution. For example, bottled air from Australia, Canada and Great Britain has been shipped to numerous customers in China, a country ranked as one […]

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Parking Lot Striping & Design Changes

Whether you manage an apartment complex, a shopping center, an office park or a hotel, you know how much your property’s curb appeal can affect your business. Your parking lot is part of your curb appeal, but the efficiency and safety of your lot is also important. When your customers and guests feel comfortable in […]

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Sealcoating in the Fall

There is no denying that Connecticut enjoys some of the nation’s most brilliant fall foliage. For some people, autumn represents a time to relax and recover from a hectic summer. For others, however, the fall foliage reminds them that they overlooked having fresh seal coat applied during the summer. They are wondering whether there it […]

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Potholes & Infrared Paving: Timing Is Critical

When it comes to repairing asphalt pavement, timing is critical. The longer that a break in the pavement is allowed to go without proper repair, the more likely it becomes that your pavement will suffer extensive damage that will be costly to resolve. Once an asphalt pothole develops, it can allow a substantial amount of […]

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Asphalt Crack Repair Basics

Asphalt pavement is surprisingly durable, but it is very common for it to develop cracks. Cracks can have a variety of causes, including exposure to ultraviolet radiation, overweight traffic, ground movement and seasonal temperature fluctuations. Regardless of what caused the cracks in your asphalt pavement, you should have them filled as soon as possible. Asphalt […]

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Do I Need Sealcoating or Paving?

Many people who have seen asphalt pavement soon after its installation praise the pavement’s smooth finish and depth of color. As the years pass, however, the pavement can begin to show signs of damage from the weather or traffic. If the pavement has been protected by sealcoating and received timely repairs, the evidence of aging […]

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What Makes a Good Asphalt Driveway?

Carefully choosing the right asphalt contractor is the foremost decision involved in insuring that you are guaranteed an asphalt driveway that will not only look good but also stand the test of time and perform as intended during its lifetime. The professional, experienced asphalt contractor you choose should have the knowledge, equipment and properly trained […]

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Why Your Driveway Sealing Contractor Should Be Fully Insured

It is always a good idea to take actions that can help protect you should an event occur — even if it is unlikely that anything bad will happen. For example, even if they have never been in an accident, many people still buckle their seat belts every time they get in a car. Despite […]

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Sealcoating: Preparation is Key

If you have ever hired a professional to paint the interior of your home and were happy with the results, you may have noticed the steps taken before the first can of paint was opened. Wall hangings were removed, furnishings were protected, areas that were not to be painted were masked and holes in the […]

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Driveway Sealing & Fundamental Ingredients

Asphalt is the most popular paving material in the United States and is used for everything from busy interstates to residential driveways. Asphalt pavement is economical, can be installed quickly and has an aesthetically pleasing color. However, asphalt pavement can be damaged by the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. Automotive fluids and certain other […]

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Parking Lot Striping & Cost Benefits

As a commercial or residential property manager, you probably understand the importance of curb appeal. You take steps to keep the exterior of your building painted, have your windows washed regularly and maintain your landscaping. However, you are also responsible for maintaining everything from your HVAC system to your roof. If you are like many […]

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Pavement & Your Dog

Spring and summer are usually pleasant seasons in Connecticut. Winter’s freezing temperatures give way to balmy days and an occasional thunderstorm to make things a bit more interesting. It is the time of year when many people begin spending a great deal of time outdoors pursuing various recreational activities. Those who own a dog often […]

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Spring Sealcoating Time

If you are looking for ways to maximize the return on your investment in asphalt pavement, sealcoating should be at the top of your list. Assuming that you do not allow overweight traffic on your pavement and that you have cracks filled promptly, your asphalt pavement could last up to twice as long if you […]

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Property Management, Sealcoating, and ROI

A job in property management can be stressful at times. Property managers field complaints from current tenants and work to attract new ones. They schedule the routine maintenance of interior and exterior spaces, manage employees and show potential tenants around the property. Property managers are also responsible for monitoring the budget and ensuring that expenditures […]

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New Pavement Care

If you have had new asphalt pavement installed, there is probably no need to tell you how attractive it is. You may have taken a moment to admire its lustrous color or taken note of how vivid the pavement markings appear. However, you may be wondering what you should do to keep your new pavement […]

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Sealcoating: Thick Or Thin

The decision to have your asphalt pavement sealed is relatively easy. You have heard that sealcoating will help prolong the life of your pavement. You have seen freshly sealed pavements and noticed how rich the color appeared. Naturally, you want your pavement to have the best protection and look its most attractive, so you choose […]

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Pavement Cracks & Sealcoating

Asphalt pavement is the most popular choice in North America for everything from highways to driveways. Its popularity is due to its affordability, ease of maintenance, visual appeal and durability. You probably know that you should have cracks in the pavement professionally repaired as soon as they appear, but you may be wondering what caused […]

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Sealcoating & Connecticut’s Weather

Weather conditions play a critical role Sealcoating & Connecticut’s Weather. It determining whether a sealcoating job will be an overwhelming success or a dismal failure. Primarily, it all has to do with the rate at which the water in the sealant will evaporate. There are four weather conditions that can affect this rate of evaporation. […]

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Driveway Sealing Wear & Tear

Asphalt pavement is the most popular paving material in America for everything from suburban driveways to airport tarmacs. It is fast and economical to install, repair and maintain, and it is prized for its deep, rich color. When given proper care, asphalt pavement can potentially last for several decades. Eventually, Driveway Sealing Wear & Tear […]

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Driveway Sealing & Paving Dilemmas

Although asphalt pavement is an economical, durable product, most property owners will eventually find themselves pondering the best options for maintaining their pavement. If you have questions, keep reading to learn about common asphalt pavement dilemmas. Driveway Sealing & Paving Dilemmas – How to Tell When Sealcoating Is Needed The purpose of having asphalt sealcoating applied […]

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Trusted Driveway Sealing Contractor

Whether you are having your driveway sealed, your parking lot striped or pothole and crack repairs made, you need to make sure that you can trust your asphalt contractor. The trustworthiness of the contractor is directly linked to the quality of the results and your long-term satisfaction with the work performed. Here are some things […]

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Parking Lot Safety Advice

It’s that time of the year again — time to deal with parking lots that will be crowded with holiday shoppers and possibly coated with ice and snow. Even your employer’s parking lot may be proving a bit more treacherous. The following tips can help you safely navigate parking lots at any time of the […]

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Winter Conditions on Your Driveway Pavement

As temperatures drop and the first snowflakes fall, you may be wondering how winter conditions affect your asphalt parking lot. Winter weather can treat asphalt pavement harshly, but most damages attributed to winter are actually the result of actions taken during winter — or not taken prior to the onset of cold weather. Winter Conditions […]

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End Season Driveway Sealing

Asphalt contractors recommend that customers who need to have fresh sealcoating applied arrange for the work to be done before winter weather arrives. Sealcoating provides an extra layer of protection against the ravages of nature as well as the damages that salt and other deicing agents can cause. Inevitably, however, as fall begins to near […]

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Crack Repair Is Important For Asphalt Maintenance

Customers often ask asphalt contractors if there is anything special that needs to be done to protect their pavement over the winter. Many of these customers have been appalled to discover that their asphalt pavement suffered severe damage between autumn and spring. They report that other than a few small cracks, the pavement was in […]

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Options – Sealcoating, Asphalt Resurfacing Or Repaving

Frequently, asphalt contractors receive calls from worried property owners. Their asphalt pavement is faded, potholes have seemingly appeared in a matter of days or neglected cracks have continued to expand dramatically. They wonder which procedure will do the most good at the lowest cost. Can they simply have damaged areas repaired and then have sealcoating […]

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Fix Your Potholes with Infrared Asphalt Pothole Repair

Your asphalt pavement has a rough life. It is exposed to sunlight, rain, chemical deicers, freezing temperatures, snowplows and the weight of traffic. All of these elements can play havoc with the health of your pavement, but their effects may not manifest immediately. It may seem that your pavement is in perfect condition one week […]

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How Sand Improves the Safety of Sealed Pavement

Sealcoating professionals are often surprised to learn that many customers do not understand the need for sand in the sealant mix. Some people think that adding sand somehow makes the sealant less desirable. In reality, a sealant mixed without sand is the inferior product. Professionals always add sand to the sealcoating mix to provide a […]

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Infrared Asphalt Paving

Infrared asphalt paving and repair is a relatively new method of asphalt repair that uses an infrared heating unit to soften old defective asphalt into a workable state. Once this is accomplished new asphalt is added, fusing it seamlessly with the surrounding area. Driveway Sealing Call Frank specializes in asphalt paving, pothole repair in the […]

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Property Management And Paving Maintenance

Newly installed asphalt pavement provides an attractive, smooth expanse that enhances the curb appeal of any property. If the pavement receives the maintenance it needs when it needs it, you can expect it to have a long service life. Without the proper maintenance, however, the pavement can become unsafe as well as unappealing. Regardless of […]

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Environmentally Green Paving

Many people are surprised to learn that traditional asphalt pavement is eco-friendly. Every scrap of asphalt pavement can be recycled, and in America, no material accounts for a greater volume of recycled product. Asphalt production plants have successfully reduced their emissions over the last decades; the Environmental Protection Agency does not include asphalt production on […]

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Parking Lot Striping and Marking – The History

As you probably expect, pavement markings were not possible on dirt or gravel roads. If lane dividers were necessary, rows of rocks, stone walls or plantings were used to separate traffic moving in opposite directions. Although some ancient road builders used various methods of marking the lanes on roads, these efforts were rare. It was […]

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Puddles on My Asphalt Paving Parking Lot

Puddles are unsightly, but they can also pose a hazard to your customers or employees. Furthermore, standing water can cause extensive damage to your parking lot if the water seeps beneath the pavement and erodes the base. During cold weather, the damages will be exacerbated if the invading water freezes. In other words, although puddles […]

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Is Sealcoating Possible In The Winter

Is it possible to sealcoat in the winter? There may be days when it is possible. Is it a good idea to have sealcoating applied in the winter? No, it is not, with very few exceptions. • The minimum temperature recommended by asphalt sealer manufacturers for application is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Both the temperature of the […]

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The Contributors To Black Top Disrepair

It can be distressing for property owners to discover that their asphalt driveway is deteriorating, especially if the pavement is not near the end of its life. There are several factors that can contribute to deterioration, and more than one factor can be present on the same patch of pavement. The most common causes are discussed […]

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ADA Design Guidelines and Parking Lot Striping

Under the guidelines established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), property owners are required to make sure their parking lots are compliant any time they have the lot repainted, altered or repaved. The ADA is rather detailed regarding the specifications your parking lot must meet to comply. Number of Spaces The total parking spaces […]

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Potholes and Cracks In Connecticut…Can We Make It Go Away?

Few people would argue that autumn in Connecticut is not a delightful time of year. There is just the right amount of “nip” to the air, and the fall foliage is so lovely that people come from all over to take scenic drives throughout the state. However, it is important for you to take some […]

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How Property Managers Can Evaluate and Budget Needs for Asphalt Paving and Maintenance

Budgeting for asphalt paving and maintenance can be challenging. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the terminology used by asphalt professionals, or you might not know just what work you will need performed next year. However, the key to long-lasting asphalt pavement is having it maintained and repaired when needed. Pavement that receives professional care throughout […]

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I’ve noticed cracks in my asphalt. Can I fill it with sealer or do I need crack repair?

Sealcoating is a wonderfully engineered product that can provide several benefits. However, it is not useful for repairing cracks. If you want to protect your asphalt pavement investment, you should have the cracks professionally repaired. • Crack filling is one of the most economical maintenance procedures you can choose for your asphalt pavement. It is […]

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What U.S. Drivers Want From Roads!

Recently, 3,085 drivers from eight regions were surveyed to determine which of 14 attributes they considered most important for the nation’s roads. The top three priorities were roads that are well-maintained, safe and that offer a smooth, comfortable ride. Pavement professionals instantly recognized that all of these attributes could best be provided by asphalt pavement. […]

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How’s your Parking Lot Maintenance Plan? Are You Ready For The Winter?

Customers sometimes ask asphalt professionals why some parking lots last longer than others and retain their looks the entire time. The key to a long-lasting, beautiful parking lot is proper maintenance. 1. Having your parking lot sealed is one of the most effective and lowest-cost options you have for protecting your pavement and keeping it […]

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What Is the Difference Between Asphalt Sealcoating And Asphalt Paving?

  It surprises some people to learn that asphalt contractors are frequently asked to explain the difference between asphalt paving and sealcoating. However, the confusion between the two can be understandable; although they are two entirely different procedures, there are certain similarities between them. An in-depth look at both processes might help resolve the confusion. […]

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The Question Is…To Pave or Not to Pave?

In 1904, the first in-depth study of roads in the United States reported that there were approximately 2 million miles of roads in the nation, but only 154,000 miles were, as the study phrased it, “surfaced.” By surfaced, they meant that these roads were not bare dirt; they had stones, gravel or some type of […]

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Low Prices Are Not Always Your Friend

It is always nice to save money, whether you are buying a car or shopping for groceries. Sometimes, though, a less expensive item can end up costing you more. Imagine you need to replenish your supply of pens. You go to the office supply store and find a box of 24 pens manufactured by an […]

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What about sealcoating at night…does it work?

Can driveway sealing (or commercial sealing) be applied at night? A highly experienced driveway sealing service might be able to do the job if conditions are perfect. Should sealcoating be applied at night? Absolutely not — it will rarely provide any true, tangible benefit, and in most cases, the sealcoating will wear out in about one-third of […]

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I’m planning on getting my driveway paved, should I be concerned about drainage?

 Yes, drainage is an important aspect when planning a driveway. You need to consider how well the pavement will drain as well as where the run-off will go. • Pools of water on asphalt can freeze, making the pavement more treacherous for both pedestrians and drivers. • The longer water remains on pavement, the greater […]

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What is the benefit of “additives” in sealer?

Sealcoat manufacturers tend to formulate their products to be of the most use to the greatest number of people under the most common conditions. Manufacturers consider many factors, such as what the average temperature will be when most sealcoating will be applied, to create products that are suitable for use on the greatest number of […]

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What Is Your Pavement Telling You?

In the asphalt industry, pavement that has deteriorated beyond normal wear — but has not yet failed — is referred to as distressed. This means that it is suffering from certain damages that have the potential to pose problems in the near future. If you know the symptoms, your pavement will tell you if it […]

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If I have to close my business parking lot for sealcoating or paving, what can I expect?

Freshly paved or sealcoat parking lots may need to be closed to traffic for as long as 24 hours, depending on the temperature, humidity and other factors. However, there are various ways that asphalt contractors work with clients to reduce the disruptions as much as possible. • Divide the work area. Larger parking lots can […]

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Is it time to Update your Parking Lot Striping and Pavement Marking?

Suppose there are two parking lots. One lot has remnants of the old configuration showing through, leaving it up to each driver to decide whether to park at an angle or head-in, while the second lot has freshly painted stripes that clearly define each parking space. One lot has no arrows to indicate one-way traffic […]

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Our school and church parking lots were in serious need of repair. We have always heard of Frank’s great reputation and were not disappointed with the results. Our newly surfaced parking lot just made it through the worst winter on the books looking like the day Frank and his team finished the job.

St. James School, Stratford, CT

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