What You Should Know About Parking Lot Paving

We understand that parking lot paving is an investment in your commercial property, which is why our asphalt contractors try to give you all the information you need to make good decisions. We believe that informed customers make the best customers. Have questions about parking lot paving? No problem. Continue reading to learn what you should know about asphalt paving.

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How to Protect Asphalt Driveways in Winter

Is your asphalt driveway ready for winter? While we recommend sealcoating, driveway crack repair, and other preventive measures, it’s also important you know how to protect your driveway once winter arrives. Continue reading to learn our expert tips on how to protect your asphalt driveway this winter. Our asphalt driveway contractors are here to help.

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Can You Start Asphalt Paving in Winter?

Our paving contractors are often asked by customers if they really have to wait until spring for a new asphalt driveway or parking lot. In general, it’s best to hold off on asphalt paving until we’ve moved past winter. However, we can pave in the winter as long as the weather conditions are dry and the ground isn’t frozen. It’s unlikely (but not impossible) to start asphalt paving in late fall or during mild winters.

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Avoid These 3 Parking Lot Paving Mistakes

Thinking about paving your asphalt parking lot in the spring? We understanding that parking lot paving is an investment in your commercial property, which is why we want to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes we see. Not only will knowing these common mistakes help you save money, but you’ll be able to avoid the stress of finding new cracks and potholes.

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Should I Replace or Repair My Asphalt Driveway?

Your asphalt driveway can last up to 20 years, as long as it was installed right and given proper maintenance. If your driveway is starting to deteriorate, call our asphalt contractors to learn if it’s time for replacement. Signs that your asphalt driveway is failing include alligator cracking, as well as deep cracks and potholes.

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Driveway Sealcoating Prevents Sun Damage

Just like UV rays cause sunburn, they can also weaken the chemical bonds in your asphalt driveway. The best way to prevent cracks and potholes is to invest in asphalt sealcoating. Sealcoating protects your driveway from the elements, as well as automobile fluids. Our driveway pavers recommend sealcoating to help your driveway last up to 20 years.

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Why Summer is Great for Driveway Sealcoating

When’s the best time for asphalt sealcoating? That answer depends on the climate where you live. In Michigan, summer is one of the best times for driveway sealcoating because you have less risk of freezing temperatures and precipitation. Continue reading to learn the other reasons why summer is one of our busiest seasons for sealcoating.

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How Does Hot Weather Affect Asphalt Parking Lots?

We’ve had scorching temperatures this summer. Have you been protecting your asphalt parking lot from excessive heat and UV rays? Fortunately, our asphalt contractors provide a range of services to help maintain the condition of your parking lot. Continue reading to learn how hot summer weather could cost you later in asphalt repair.

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Spring Checklist for Asphalt Driveway Repair

Now that the snow has melted, it’s time to take a good look at your driveway. Do you see cracks and potholes? If so, you’ll want to call your local driveway contractors to schedule asphalt repair. Below, you’ll find our checklist for what repairs you should schedule before paving season is over. Continue reading to learn how asphalt driveway repair boosts curb appeal and helps you save money in the long run.

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How to Avoid Asphalt Paving Scams

Our paving contractors are committed to working efficiently and producing quality results. However, not all asphalt companies share our work ethic. If your asphalt driveway is cracked or showing signs of age, your home could be targeted by scammers. Continue reading to learn how to recognize the red flags of an asphalt paving scam. If you suspect you’re dealing with a scammer, file a report with your local police department and the Better Business Bureau.

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How Parking Lot Maintenance Affects Curb Appeal

Did you know that your asphalt parking lot affects the curb appeal of your business? The health of your company depends on being able to attract new customers, which is why it’s important to make a good first impression before they even walk through your doors. Potholes, large cracks, and uneven pavement can lead people to believe that you neglect your business to the same extent. Continue reading to learn how both you and your business benefit from parking lot maintenance. For more information, contact your local paving contractors.

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5 Benefits of Parking Lot Striping

Once the snow melts, you may notice that your parking lot lines aren’t as crisp as they were last fall. Over time, UV rays and precipitation can fade parking lot striping paint until it’s barely visible. Line striping and other parking lot maintenance not only improves the curb appeal of your business, but protects pedestrians and drivers. Continue reading to learn how you benefit from parking lot striping. For more information, call your local paving contractors.

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Asphalt Driveway Sealcoating FAQ

Once the snow melts, asphalt companies will get plenty of calls for driveway sealcoating. If this is your first time sealcoating your asphalt driveway, you probably have tons of questions. As a driveway contractor, we try to anticipate your needs so you can make the best decision for your home or commercial property. Keep reading to browse through our list of frequently asked questions from customers. If you don’t find the answers you need, don’t hesitate to call one of our asphalt contractors. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

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How to Close Your Parking Lot for Asphalt Paving

If your parking lot needs asphalt paving or sealcoating, you’ll need to find alternative parking for the people who work or live in your commercial building. We understand that closing your parking lot is an inconvenience, which is why we do everything we can to streamline asphalt repairs and maintenance. Keep reading to learn how to close your parking lot for asphalt paving.

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5 Steps to Prepare for Parking Lot Striping

When the snow melts, you may be left with faded line markings. Not only do faded parking lot stripes suggest neglect, but they also affect driving safety for you, employees, and clients. For large parking lots, it’s important to have painted arrows on pavement to clearly mark the flow of traffic. Parking spaces also need to be clearly outlined to prevent door dings.

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Can I Sealcoat My Asphalt Driveway in the Fall

Many of the asphalt paving contractors at A-1 Asphalt Inc. recommend asphalt sealcoating to protect driveways from rain, snow, automobile fluids, and UV rays. However, many of our customers don’t know when they should sealcoat asphalt driveways. We understand that many of our customers don’t want to be surprised with asphalt cracks and potholes once the snow melts.

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Differences Between Sealcoating, Resurfacing, and Repaving

Do you know the differences between asphalt sealcoating, resurfacing, and repaving? If not, this blog post is for you. It’s not uncommon for customers to rely on our expertise for what their asphalt pavement needs. A quick inspection of your parking lot or driveway can inform us of the best solution.

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What is Your Asphalt Pavement Telling You

Did you know that your pavement goes through distinct life stages? Given proper maintenance, it should take your asphalt driveway or parking lot 20 years to go through the stages of wear, distress, and failure. Thankfully, asphalt paving contractors offer a range of services to help you prolong the life of your pavement, which include pothole repair, sealcoating, and other types of asphalt repair.

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When’s the Best Time for Driveway Sealcoating

The best way to avoid asphalt driveway repairs is to invest in sealcoating. Driveway sealer helps protect asphalt from rain, snow, sleet, UV rays, and automobile fluids. From our past experience working with homeowners, we can tell you that you’ll end up saving money in the long run by paying for sealcoating now than asphalt repairs later.

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Why Asphalt Driveways Pothole in the Winter

Have you ever wondered why there always seems to be more potholes in the winter? Today, our asphalt paving contractors will let you know how you can maintain your asphalt driveway for years to come. The harsh freeze-thaw cycles in winter are enough to weaken pavement and create potholes in your driveway.

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Why You Should Repair Asphalt Cracks and Potholes Before Winter

If you notice a lot of cracks and potholes in your parking lot, there may still be time to schedule repairs before the snow flies. While asphalt cracks and potholes can decrease the curb appeal of your business, they also make it difficult for customers to find usable parking spaces.

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Why Your Parking Lot Needs Pothole Repairs

When the snow melts, you may notice more potholes in your parking lot than what you remembered last fall. Remember that asphalt expands and contracts with fluctuating temperatures, especially in the spring. When this happens, the pavement can weaken and collapse into a pothole under the weight of traffic. After the spring thaw, your first call should be to an asphalt contractor near you to fill potholes.

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How to Prepare Asphalt Parking Lots for Winter

If you’ve ever lived through a Michigan winter, you know that snow, sleet, and cold temperatures all have an effect on paved surfaces. We recommend you invest in asphalt maintenance services before the first snow fall so that you won’t be surprised by new potholes and cracks when the snow melts.

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What Maintenance Do Parking Lots Need Before Winter?

If an asphalt parking lot is installed properly and given maintenance, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t last up to 20 years. Unfortunately, a common mistake we see from customers is underestimating the effect winter weather has on your asphalt parking lot.

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How Asphalt is Made and the Benefits of Asphalt Paving

As an asphalt paving company, we get a lot of questions about what asphalt is and what makes it better than other paving materials. To answer these questions, we’ve created a blog post to help you understand how asphalt is made and the pros and cons of asphalt paving.

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Debunking 5 Myths about Asphalt Pavement

According to the National Asphalt Pavement Association, we have asphalt to thank for more than 94% of our paved roads. However, just because asphalt is used extensively throughout the United States, doesn’t mean there aren’t myths that still make people think twice before asphalt installation.

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Differences between Porous Asphalt and Standard Asphalt

More and more commercial property owners are investing in porous asphalt pavements for storm water management. Like the name suggests, porous asphalt is filled with pores that allow water to seep through asphalt pavement and enter the soil where it can be filtered of contaminants.

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What is Perpetual Pavement?

The idea of Perpetual Pavement was introduced in 2000. Since then, the idea has gain traction and more and more asphalt paving contractors are starting to embrace Perpetual Pavements. Like the name suggests, Perpetual Pavement is designed to last for decades, which makes it perfect for high traffic areas.

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4 Reasons to Consider Asphalt Millings over Gravel

Asphalt milling (also called pavement milling) refers to grinding and removing the topmost layer of asphalt pavement. This is often done to keep pavement from getting too high from years of asphalt resurfacing and also prevents drainage problems. The asphalt material removed during milling can be reused for other projects at a reduced cost.

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5 Ways Businesses Save Money with Commercial Asphalt Paving

The average cost of asphalt pavingis $4,399. While this may seem like a lot of money to replace your asphalt drivewayor parking lot, consider that paying for constant asphalt patching and repairs can cost you more in the long run. To save the most money, you’ll need to hire an asphalt contractor with the experience to make sure your pavement lasts as long as possible.

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Asphalt Pavement Maintenance for the Summer

When the snow melts in the spring, you may discover some damage from the harsh freeze-thaw cycles. Thankfully, summer is the perfect time for asphalt patching and repairs or parking lot paving.

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Asphalt Recycling FAQ

Did you know that using reclaimed asphalt can help you save money and is just as durable as brand new asphalt? Since we are an asphalt recycling company, we get a lot of questions about how the process works.

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Differences Between Asphalt Overlay and Sealcoat

We understand that you want to keep your asphalt parking lot or driveway in good shape, which is why we offer a full range of asphalt maintenance services. However, it can be difficult trying to determine the best solution for your damaged asphalt pavement. In this blog post, we will be going over the main differences between an asphalt overlay and sealcoating.

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When Should You Repave Your Asphalt Driveway?

As an asphalt driveway paving company, we get a lot of questions from customers who aren’t sure if they need driveway replacement. To help answer your questions, this blog post will explain the signs it’s time for a new driveway. Given maintenance, your asphalt driveway should last for approximately 20 years.

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Why It's Better to Remove a Concrete Driveway before Laying Asphalt

While it’s possible to install asphalt over an existing concrete driveway, we don’t recommend it. This is because your new asphalt driveway will need a strong foundation in order to last for years to come.

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What are the Different Types of Asphalt Pavement

The United States is connected by an impressive network of roads and highways linking bustling metropolises to quaint country towns. Over the years, asphalt technology has advanced to provide American drivers with better and safer roads.

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Should I Be Concerned About Cracks in My Pavement?

Over time, it’s not uncommon for your asphalt driveway or parking lot to crack. However, there are preventative measures to limit cracking and extend the lifespan of your asphalt surface. Whether or not you should be concerned about the cracks in your asphalt depends on the type of cracking and the extent of the damage.

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What Are the Major Differences Between Sealcoat and Asphalt?

Do you know the difference between asphalt paving and asphalt sealcoating? It’s similar to the difference between the coat of paint on your car and the metal structure underneath. Without its protective layer of paint, the metal frame of your car would begin to rust and might even become structurally compromised from being exposed to the elements.

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The Importance of Asphalt Recycling

Everyday people are on the roads commuting back and forth from their daily routines. Imagine if we still drove on dirt roads, or even brick, would we reach our destination safely?

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What is the Best Asphalt for my Residential Driveway?

Is the structure of your home driveway starting to crumble, crack, or show other signs of stress? If the damage goes beyond what can be effectively repaired, you may want to consider hiring a West Michigan asphalt company to repave your driveway.

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How Snow and Ice Affect My Asphalt Parking Lot

Winter is here, which means you can expect lots of snow to fall between now and the beginning of spring. In the meantime, taking care of your asphalt parking lot during the winter season can mean less damage to your asphalt surface once the snow melts.

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What Should I do About Driveway Cracks?

Whether you own a home or business, the driveway repair contractors at A-1 Asphalt Inc can help you make your asphalt driveway look its best. Doing proper asphalt maintenance of your paved surface will help it last longer. However, there may still come a time when driveway repairs are necessary.

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What To Look For In An Asphalt Contractor

Depending on the condition of your asphalt paved surface, you may be looking at a significant expense for your budget. Before hiring an experienced asphalt contractor, it is important to check their qualifications for managing your project.

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Quality Asphalt Products for Maintenance and Construction

Are you looking to have your asphalt driveway or parking lot paved? If you are, then A-1 Asphalt has you covered. We are an experienced asphalt paving company that has been around since 1988 and since then has built up a reputation as being a leader in paving for many years.

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How to Prolong Your Asphalt Surface

Protect your asphalt driveway or parking lot through proper maintenance with experienced asphalt paving professionals. A-1 Asphalt provides the asphalt paving services you need to protect your investment in your home or business.

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How to Prevent Standing Water in Your Parking Lot

Is your parking lot beginning to resemble a shallow pond? This is not only disastrous for parking reasons, but can also cause further damage to your parking lot. In order to avoid water damage, be sure to check out our tips below. Our Asphalt repair experts will always do their best to help clients enjoy their asphalt surfaces for as long as possible.

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Asphalt Paving Safety

As an asphalt paving contractor, we do our best to help clients throughout West Michigan. However, we are also concerned with asphalt paving safety so that preventable injuries don’t occur.

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4 Signs Your Asphalt Surface Needs Replacing

Are you tired of dealing with the cracks and potholes in your parking lot or driveway? At A1 Asphalt, our maintenance and repair services can help your asphalt surface last approximately 20 years!

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Resurfacing vs Replacing Your Asphalt Surface

Are you concerned about the condition of your parking lot or driveway? The average lifespan of an asphalt surface is 20 years with the proper maintenance. Once you notice that your paved surface is beginning to degrade significantly, feel free to contact A-1 Asphalt Inc for our expertise within the asphalt industry.

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Asphalt Maintenance FAQs

Regular maintenance of your asphalt is the best way to extend its life and your investment.  We have put together some frequently asked questions regarding asphalt maintenance and asphalt repair for your convenience.

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FAQs About Asphalt Driveway Paving

As a homeowner, having a freshly paved asphalt driveway will create a great curb appeal of your home. To help you manage your asphalt driveway, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that you might ask before or after having your driveway installed by an asphalt paving company.

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5 Reasons To Repair Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Is your asphalt parking lot full of cracks and potholes? If the answer is yes, you need an asphalt parking lot paving company to come and repair your lot as soon as possible. Repairs should be done as soon as you see something wrong with your pavement. Below are five reasons why you should always keep up with repairs on your asphalt parking lot.

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FAQs About Asphalt Parking Lot Paving

As a business owner, you know that first impressions are a crucial part in drawing in potential customers. What does the appearance of your parking lot say about your business? Is it clean, free of cracks and potholes? You should consider the appearance of your business's parking lot important and look at the FAQs about asphalt parking lot paving.

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