Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

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

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

6 Things You Need to Know About Civil Construction Projects

Posted by Eric Park on April 13, 2018

Civil construction projects require honest and upfront communication of your needs and how the contractor proposes to meet them. Both sides should come prepared to hammer out dirty details to achieve a squeaky clean project in the end.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, asphalt milling, contractors, demolition contractors, underground utilities, civil construction, regulations, rules, Ohio construction

DIY Parking Lot Repair: How to Fix a Pothole in Asphalt

Posted by Tom Owings on March 30, 2018

Editor's Note: This blog post was originally posted on March 30th, 2018 and was updated on July 16th, 2018.

Potholes in Central OH are a fact of life. Well, in reality, they can pop up pretty much anywhere there’s enough water to erode your asphalt and sub-base, coupled with enough traffic to speed up the destruction.

As another harsh winter comes to an end, commercial property owners now should begin looking at some parking lot maintenance tactics to repair the damage. After all, your lot is typically the first physical and visual point of contact customers and visitors have with a business or organization. Not to mention, potholes can be a serious legal liability if people are injured or vehicles incur damage on your property.

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

Parking Lot Design Tips For a Fresh & Functional Driving Surface

Posted by Tom Owings on March 26, 2018

Commercial property owners typically begin a strong push for site improvement as winter ends and the weather permits spring construction.

You may be looking to repair damage to your asphalt parking lot after a harsh winter. Or perhaps you see this spring as an ideal time to upgrade your stone parking lot into an attractive asphalt lot. Either way, here are some great parking lot design tips to consider as the weather in Central OH breaks.

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

The Awesome Benefits of Recycling Asphalt and Concrete

Posted by Eric Park on December 12, 2017

Wait! Don’t dump that! There’s still life in that crushed up, old driving surface.

The day finally came for you to rip up your asphalt or concrete parking lot and start anew. While you’ll fondly remember your old lot and all the great times you had together, the friendship isn’t actually over. The material itself can be crushed, recycled, and given fresh life.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, asphalt milling, foundation stone, construction aggregate, crushed stone

How is the Asphalt Milling Process Done?

Posted by Tom Owings on November 20, 2017

Eventually, you can no longer continue adding new asphalt overlays to a driving surface.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, asphalt milling