Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

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: Ohio construction, Asphalt Paving, Parking Lot

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: Ohio construction, Asphalt Paving, Parking Lot

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

Pavement Striping and Painting 101: What You Need to Know

Posted by Tom Owings on June 22, 2018

Pavement and parking lot striping or painting is important for several reasons.

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

3 Signs of a Bad Asphalt Parking Lot Base

Posted by Tom Owings on May 18, 2018

What happens beneath an asphalt parking lot will certainly affect what happens at the surface. That’s because asphalt requires a strong base.

Your asphalt carries the weight of the world on its shoulders (well, maybe not the world, but definitely a lot of heavy vehicles). Think of a good subgrade like a great friend asphalt can always rely on for support and to help carry that weight. A bad parking lot base is like a friend who can’t be counted on and who may even stab your asphalt in the back.

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

How Many Parking Spaces Do You Need in Your Commercial Parking Lot?

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on May 12, 2018
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Topics: Ohio construction, Asphalt Paving, Parking Lot

Concrete vs. Asphalt Parking Lots: Which Should You Install?

Posted by Tom Owings on May 11, 2018

If you’re ready to update your existing commercial parking lot or install a new one, you may be comparing the pros and cons of concrete and asphalt parking lots.

The best choice depends on: 

  • Heavy-duty traffic vs. average traffic
  • Regional weather patterns
  • Ongoing maintenance

Here’s an easy breakdown of the benefits of both.

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Topics: Ohio construction, Asphalt Paving, Parking Lot

13 Great General Contracting Companies & Suppliers in Central OH

Posted by Eric Park on May 3, 2018

Yes, we’re blessed with some of the best construction professionals in the business. But we at Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc. wouldn’t be where we are today - after nearly 30 years in the business - without a little help from our friends.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, underground utilities, site work, construction stone, stone mix, construction aggregate, Asphalt Paving, contractors

Asphalt Paving Quality Control Plan & Checklist

Posted by Tom Owings on April 26, 2018

Details are critical. Missing the mark by an inch or even a few degrees of temperature can compromise the structural integrity of your asphalt. Weakness will lead to cracks and crumbling -- leaving you to return for a potentially costly repair, overlay, or new paving years earlier than typically necessary.

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Topics: Asphalt Paving