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Asphalt and Equipment Through the Years at Park Enterprise Construction

Posted by Tom Owings on June 24, 2019

One of the core services that is provided at Park Enterprise Construction is asphalt paving. Over the past 30 years, our skilled team has completed countless asphalt paving jobs in the Marion and Columbus Ohio areas.

However, our process has not always looked like it does now. With the advancements in new paving technology and asphalt tools and equipment, our process has become more efficient and precise throughout the years.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, asphalt milling, construction aggregate, crushed stone, site work, Ohio construction

Parking Lot Planning: How to Lay Out Your Lot

Posted by Tom Owings on December 20, 2018


You know what they say about first impressions, right? And while first impressions are usually associated with things like a first date or job interview, the parking lot is often the first thing a potential partner or customer sees when arriving at your business for the first time.

Contrary to what you might believe, parking lots are about a lot more than throwing asphalt down, painting some lines and calling it a day. Planning out a parking lot shouldn't be an afterthought, but a priority.

After all, it's likely to be the first thing someone sees and experiences before entering your business.

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Topics: Parking Lot, asphalt milling, contractors, Ohio construction

Commercial Parking Lot Repair FAQs

Posted by Tom Owings on November 29, 2018



If you’re looking into repairing the asphalt parking lot on your commercial property, you probably have a lot of questions before getting started.

We’ve put together this guide of the questions we commonly hear from property owners who are looking into having their asphalt lot repaired, as an easy way to find all of the answers you’re looking for before the ball gets rolling on your new lot.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, asphalt milling, civil construction, Ohio construction

Parking Lot Material Cost Calculator

Posted by Tom Owings on October 30, 2018

A crucial aspect of investing in a new, or resurfaced, asphalt parking lot for any property owner is knowing how much to budget for the project.

No two parking lots are the same, so relying on general figures and estimates found on Google can be an unreliable way, and may lead to “sticker shock” once your business’ lot is actually estimated by a contractor.

Luckily, there is another option: a parking lot cost calculator.

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4 Steps to Winterize Your Asphalt

Posted by Tom Owings on October 29, 2018

Winter is on the way, so we're not too far from snow and freezing temperatures. If you live in Ohio, you already know there's a list of things that you need to winterize around your property before winter weather hits.

And if you're a property manager, you know that winterization isn't just necessary inside your facility, but outside as well.

For instance, your asphalt parking lot is one area that you don't want to ignore when it comes to prepping it for winter. Here's a look at some of the things you should keep in mind when it comes to winterizing your asphalt.

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Cost of Concrete vs Asphalt Parking Lots

Posted by Tom Owings on October 1, 2018

When choosing a material for parking lots, one of the primary considerations is cost.

Appearance and maintenance are two important concerns as well -- and can play into costs in sneaky ways you might not think of up front.

Most property owners weigh the choice between a concrete vs asphalt parking lot, and each has their pros and cons.

Here's what you need to know about each surface, including cost.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, Ohio construction

Why You’re Wasting Money on Your Asphalt Sealcoat in Ohio

Posted by Tom Owings on September 25, 2018


Yes, you can have too much of a good thing. Sealcoat is one of them.

On one hand, sealcoating is necessary for sealing cracks in asphalt pavement. It also helps increase its lifespan and reduce long-term maintenance. And, a fresh sealcoat application just helps any road or parking lot look great.

All of this makes sealcoating a necessary part of your asphalt’s lifespan.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, Ohio construction

Commercial Asphalt Lot Installation: 5 Steps From Start to Finish

Posted by Tom Owings on September 20, 2018

Whether you're a business owner, property manager, or civil engineer you'll likely have to replace an asphalt surface at some point; whether that surface is a road, parking lot, or recreational site.

Asphalt resurfacing produces a final product that will last a while -- sometimes upwards of 20 years. It’s important to choose a contractor who you trust to do a good job, since this asphalt will represent your property for a long time.

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Topics: Asphalt Paving, asphalt milling, site work, Ohio construction

How Much Should You Budget Yearly for Parking Lot Maintenance

Posted by Tom Owings on August 20, 2018

Yearly upkeep on parking lot maintenance offers plenty of benefits to commercial property owners.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, civil construction, Ohio construction

How to Tell When It’s Time to Repave Your Asphalt Lot

Posted by Tom Owings on July 30, 2018


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