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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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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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What Causes These Puddles in Parking Lots?

Materials like asphalt are known for being hardy, long-lasting, and highly resistant to the elements. People use these materials for a huge range of different tasks, many of which require something that can stand the test of time. Of course, though, asphalt parking lots don’t always last as long as

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What Do Fuel and Oil Do To Your Asphalt?

Asphalt is one of the most robust materials used in modern construction. Able to withstand huge amounts of pressure, a wide range of temperatures, and all of the other stresses and strains the elements can throw at it, it makes sense that asphalt is one of the most popular choices

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What caused my pothole?

There are few things worse than discovering potholes on your property. Whether they’re parking lot potholes or driveway potholes, you know they become a nuisance. It’s well-known that driving over potholes can seriously damage many parts of your car. If you own a parking lot, then this is even more

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Why should I sealcoat my asphalt driveway?

Whether you’re looking for ways to preserve the asphalt driveway of your home or your business premises, you may have thought about sealcoating. Sealcoating involves applying a protective layer over your driveway surface and it offers a host of benefits for home and company owners. If you’re thinking about investing

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Driveway Sealcoating – Questions and Answers

Once the weather warms up, asphalt companies will be flooded with calls from homeowners for driveway sealcoating. If you have questions about sealcoating, you’re not alone. Below, you’ll find a list of the most frequently asked questions we get from customers so you can make the best decision for your

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Fix your pot holes today!

There’s no better way to show the world how proud you are of your home than with a smooth driveway. The cracks in your driveway won’t stay tiny forever, it’s only a matter of time before water damage forces them to grow into ridges and potholes. Addressing asphalt issues as

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Northern Michigan Winter Outlook 2019 – 2020

I hate to say it, but it’s almost here. Winter. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not all bad. There is a beauty in a freshly fallen snow, fun in the form of a snowman, and shredding through some fresh powder is what some of us here in Michigan wait for

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Ice Control For Your Customers

If there is one thing that is certain it is that weather is uncertain. It’s one of the most unpredictable things that we deal with on a daily basis. So when a cold, winter blast comes through it’s essential to be prepared with the right chemicals, materials, and equipment to

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“Must Fix” Issues For Winter

If you noticed a crack or small pothole in your asphalt parking lot or drive and thought, “eh, that can wait until spring”, then you need to reconsider. Winter is right around the corner folks and that means cold temps and snowfall. If you don’t fix the issues with your

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When Is The Best Time For Asphalt Sealcoating?

Asphalt Sealcoating is an important part of maintaining your asphalt pavement. Whether it is a parking lot, Driveway, or walkway it is important to sealcoat them at a recommended 2-year interval. It not only helps maintain the integrity of the asphalt but also keeps it looking fresh with a deep

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Asphalt or Concrete and Why

When it comes to choosing which material to use when deciding to pave your driveway, walkways, or parking lot it really only comes down to a few options. You could go the gravel route but we are going to focus on the two main options which are Asphalt Paving and

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