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Seal Coat vs. Slurry Seal: Which Option Is Right For You?

Lea Porras 25 Jul 2014

In our last post, we touched on the four sealing options available to help protect your asphalt surface from UV damage: seal coat, slurry seal, microsurfacing, and TRMSS. While these solutions will help maximize the life and functionality of your pavement, the intended application of each varies significantly. This week we will compare the two most widely used sealing solutions for pavement: seal coat and slurry seal. Both products are designed for asphalt pavements that are structurally sound.

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Asphalt Sealing: 4 Options to Protect Your Surface from UV Damage

Lea Porras 10 Jul 2014

Everybody knows that summers in the Southwest are just plain hot. With temperatures soaring well into the 90s and 100s, many folks (myself included) prefer to be inside in an air-conditioned environment as opposed to being outside in the blazing “sun furnace”. If we do have to be outside, lathering up with sunscreen to protect our skin is a must.

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Transportation Safety: Tips for Safe Travel This Holiday Weekend

Lea Porras 03 Jul 2014

As the holiday weekend approaches, we would like to wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July – it’s going to be a busy one! AAA is reporting an estimated 41 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend, with nearly 80% traveling by automobile.

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Parking Lot Maintenance: Asphalt Skin Patch

Lea Porras 27 Jun 2014

When you hear the word “patch”, what thoughts are triggered? For some, it may be a remedy to help quit smoking. For others, it’s an essential part of any good pirate costume. And if you’re into mountain biking, you’d better have a few with you before starting off on that 50-mile trek. But in our business, a patch is a valuable short-term, economical asphalt repair solution for small surface areas.

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Ace Honored as Top Paving & Maintenance Contractor for 2014

Lea Porras 19 Jun 2014

Ace Asphalt Honored as Top Paving & Maintenance Contractor for 2014For the second year in a row, Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction Magazine has recognized Ace Asphalt as one of the Top Paving & Maintenance Contractors in the United States. Ace is one of only 57 contractors in the country to be honored in all of the following service categories: paving, pavement repair, sealcoating, and striping.

The contractors included on the 2014 Top Contractors lists are qualified based on sales volume in a specific service segment and listed in alphabetical order as opposed to their sales ranking. According to the magazine, over $620 million in paving-only sales revenue was generated by the companies listed on the Top 75 Paving Contractors list. Contractors on the Sealcoating list reached over $150 million in sealcoating-only sales, while those on the Pavement Repair and Striping lists generated over $141 million and $97 million respectively. READ MORE

Parking Lot Maintenance: Asphalt Crack Repair

Jon Baggett 13 Jun 2014

It’s been a long day in the office. You walk out to your car, fumble through your purse or pockets to find your keys, and happen to glance down at the parking lot. You notice a rather large crack traveling underneath your car. Curious, you turn around and realize the crack sprawls out across the parking lot like a “spider web” of multi-sized fractures—fairly large in some areas, smaller in others, with no rhyme or reason as to their pattern. If you don’t own or manage the facility, the thought may pass quickly once you get in your car and drive home. If you do manage it, however, you may wonder why your parking lot is cracking and if it can be repaired.

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Easy, No-Cost Preventive Parking Lot Maintenance Tips

Lea Porras 04 Jun 2014

The cost of maintaining your asphalt pavement is a matter of dollars and sense. (Yes, you read that right!) The financial part is easy to understand: If your parking lot is gray, cracked or potholed, it’s going to cost money to fix. But there are practical steps you can take to help save your pavement – and your pocketbook – in the long run. Here are a few easy, no-cost preventive parking lot maintenance tips:

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Knowing Your Options for Fighting Pavement Deterioration

Lea Porras 30 May 2014

Without maintenance, asphalt pavements deteriorate quickly (see our post on the cost of deferring pavement maintenance). The good news is that you don’t have to fight pavement deterioration empty handed.

Here’s a quick look at some of the maintenance options available to help you maximize the life and functionality of your pavement: READ MORE

The Cost of Deferring Pavement Maintenance

Jon Baggett 23 May 2014

There’s just no way around it: Without maintenance, pavements deteriorate quickly. However, with the right maintenance strategy and expert application, it is possible to double the life of your pavement. The following graph depicts a typical pavement deterioration cycle and shows the impact that different maintenance strategies can have on the life of pavements:

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Risk Management: Parking Lot Accident Liability

Lea Porras 16 May 2014

As a property owner or manager, there are many areas that compete for your attention when it comes to managing risk to your business and customers. While an aesthetically-pleasing, well-maintained parking lot may not be at the top of your list, it pays to stay on top of repairs to limit the risk of accidents, both in terms of the safety of your properties’ visitors as well as in the way your insurance company manages your policy and premiums.

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