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Importance of Crack Sealing

What type of maintenance is the best value? As property managers or home owners, you certainly have to manage your time and money or that of your clients’. To this end, we offer you the simple question: which of the most common pavement maintenance options is the best value? Sure, every step […]

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Snow Melt

Snow and Ice Removal for Your Driveway or Parking Lot With shorter days and colder temperatures, most people begin to think of switching to their winter wardrobe, the upcoming holidays, or maybe even seeing family and friends during winter vacation. But for property managers, this time of year brings visions […]

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Local asphalt sealcoating: Improvement or Disaster?

This summer in Hermitage, Metro Public Works contracted a local company to improve North New Hope Road by applying a sealcoat to the road. Unfortunately, the work was done right before it began to rain, and the sealant, rather than having proper time to cure, became a wet, awful, sticky […]

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Asphalt Repair – Replacement Patch

Asphalt repair is something most business or property owners need more often than they realize. Allowing parking lots to deteriorate and ignoring needed fixes heavily increases an owner’s liability. This isn’t a risk worth taking. Why not allow a highly-qualified sealcoating and asphalt repair contractor mitigate this liability? The process […]

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The Importance of Surface Preparation in Sealcoating

There’s a saying among true professional sealcoating contractors: “Good sealcoating is 95% surface preparation”. Be sure your seal coat contractor is meticulous about surface prep. Here are some examples of important factors: ASPHALT PAVEMENT CURING Asphalt must be cured and solid before sealing. There are very simple tests which can […]

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Why Sand is Important in Sealcoating

Why Sand is Important in Sealcoating By Kemith Nichols Manufacturers of sealcoating materials strongly recommend adding a silica sand to the mixture. But why is sealcoating sand important? A few main reasons include: It increases the solid content in proportion to liquid It decreases glare from the sun It helps […]

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How to Seal Coat

April 29, 2013 By Kemith Nichols Home and property owners often wonder how to seal coat a driveway or parking lot.  Basically there are three methods to apply sealcoating materials: By hand with a broom By pressurized spray application By self-propelled squeegee equipment Let’s go into more detail about each… […]

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What Is Sealcoating?

April 16, 2013 By Kemith Nichols When someone asks what I do, I tell them about parking lot striping and sealcoating. Parking lot striping is self-explanatory, so the immediate question is usually the same: “What is seal coating?”. Surprisingly, many property owners and maintenance workers have the same question. Sealcoating […]

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