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What Sitework Must Asphalt Paving Contractors Perform?

The type of pavement, the terrain, and the features of the site dictate the exact asphalt paving sitework that contractors must perform. Generally, however, the sitework for an asphalt pavement installation involves most or all of the following. 1. If the commercial paving project lies on undeveloped land, the contractor

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What Is the Asphalt Paving Life Expectancy?

What Factors Affect the Estimated Asphalt Paving Life Expectancy? When an asphalt paving company needs to estimate the life of a pavement, the contractor will need to consider the answers to several questions. 1. Is this an asphalt overlay or a new pavement? 2. Is it a residential or commercial

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Why Crack Sealing Is Vital for Your Asphalt Parking Lot

What Causes Cracks in Asphalt Parking Lots? Overloading, which can refer to either the number of vehicles or the weight of the vehicles, is one potential source of asphalt cracks. The age of the pavement is another potential cause. However, most cracks are caused by the pavement’s exposure to the

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Can Asphalt Paving Be Done in the Rain?

Why Is Rain an Issue for Asphalt Paving Contractors? Virtually all residential and commercial paving contractors would love to spend every day constructing new parking lots, driveways, or thoroughfares, but this simply is not possible. Most people understand that it is impossible to install an asphalt overlay or a new

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What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Milling?

What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Milling? It can seem that asphalt contractors speak a foreign language that those outside the industry may have trouble understanding. After all, how many people know what a cold patch is, what an infrared repair involves, or what the difference is between crack filling

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Do You Trust Your Asphalt Paving Contractor?

What Is the Importance of Multiple, Itemized Bids on an Asphalt Paving Project? The best way to determine whether all contractors are bidding on the same job is to compare every line item appearing on multiple bids. You need to verify what services the contractor plans to provide, the types

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Asphalt Repairs — Why Waiting Can Be Expensive

What Happens to My Pavement If I Delay My Asphalt Repairs? If you have any firsthand knowledge of roof leaks, you know that they cannot repair themselves. Every time it rains, more water invades your home. Eventually, your rafters, wall studs, drywall, flooring, drapes, trim work, floor joists, and furniture

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5 Benefits of Using Asphalt

Asphalt paving is 100% Recyclable Asphalt is America’s most recycled material – it’s currently recycled at a rate of over 99%. The asphalt industry reuses and recycles nearly 100 million tons of asphalt every year. If you dig deep into the topic You will see the environmental impact of recycling.

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Tips For Traverse City Snow Maintenance

Michigan sees an astonishing 64 inches of snow per year – more than double the national average of 28 inches. Thus, practically every enterprise in the state will need to conduct snow maintenance at some point. We believe it helps to have a plan in place ahead of time so

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Asphalt Sealcoating or Resurfacing

If you are looking for a sustainable and affordable paving option then asphalt is certainly one that you should consider. It’s true to say that like the others on the market, asphalt is not going to last indefinitely. It’s not possible to have a paving option that does, but asphalt

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Snow Management

Winter is quickly approaching, and as a business owner, you need to get your snow management plan figured out. The greater Traverse City area experiences some of the harshest winters in all of Michigan. Traverse City is located along the shore of Lake Michigan and receives record-making snowfall. Once a

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How long does an Asphalt driveway last?

At Global Asphalt solutions, we hear this question from homeowners all the time. The answer depends on many factors. Before we get into the factors, let me give you some examples based on what we have seen. We have personally seen a 20-year-old driveway that has been correctly installed and

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Considering using asphalt for your next project?

There’s safety in numbers; if everyone else is using a product, then you can be reasonably sure that it’ll do the job for you. More than 90% of highways, roadways, commercial parking lots, and driving ways are paved using asphalt paving. Why is that? Let’s take a look at some

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How Important Is Pavement Drainage?

If you’ve ever been out during a day of heavy rain, then you may have noticed that water doesn’t really collect on flat roads, driveways, and even outdoor parking lots. If you did see large flat puddles forming around the streets of Michigan, then there’s definitely something wrong! Standing water

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When to Replace Your Driveway with Asphalt

In a perfect world, a concrete driveway should last many years. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world and various problems can surface in a relatively short space of time. And it will be difficult to think about anything else until a solution has been found. An asphalt driveway

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The Benefits Of Private Road Asphalt Paving 

Whether you’re an apartment complex manager, leader of the homeowners’ association, or condo association manager, maintaining good living conditions for all residents is key. Communal areas should be a priority at all times. Private road asphalt paving installations are among the most important jobs for restoring curb appeal and promoting

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Get Your Driveway Ready for Summer

If you have a driveway that’s looking a little worse for wear and you want to improve the curb appeal of your home, now is the perfect time to think about doing something about it and getting your driveway ready for summer. The winter months can be exceedingly tough on

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Get Your Parking Lots Ready for Summer

Your parking lot are more important to your company than you might think, After all, they are often the first part of your business visitors will see, and if they look damaged and unkept, they are hardly going to give your guests a good first impression of your company. Getting

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2021 Traverse City, Michigan New Year Winter Snow Removal

With winter on the way, many Michigan businesses and municipalities are thinking once more about snow removal. Sidewalk and parking lot clearing are suddenly becoming imperatives in Traverse City as temperatures plunge and storms arrive from the north. For the last ten years, Global Outdoor Services has been heavily involved

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Tips For Parking Lot Snow Maintenance

For most of the year, you don’t give your parking lot a second thought. It silently gets on with its job, providing a convenient space for customers to leave their vehicles. But when the winter hits, you suddenly have a problem on your hands. You still want people to be

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How To Have ADA Compliant Snow Removal In Traverse City, MI

Snow removal is a crucial part of maintaining accessibility during the winter months, keeping businesses, individuals and transport as mobile as possible. But snow removal is about more than quickly and effectively undertaking this task. It’s also about ensuring accessibility for all. Your snow removal must be fully compliant with

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The Benefits Of A Professional Asphalt Paving Company

Is your driveway, parking lot, or road in need of repair? Perhaps you need to lay new asphalt as part of a project? Whatever your brief, it pays to hire a professional asphalt paving company to carry out the work for you. Take a look at some of the benefits

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5 Driveway And Parking Lot Winter Preparation Tips

While summer might still be fresh in your mind, rest-assured that winter is coming. With colder weather on the way, it’s time to think about your driveway or parking lot and how you can get them ready for the months ahead. With a lot to consider and some measures to

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