Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

What is Asphalt Parking Lot Compaction? And Why is It Important?

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on April 19, 2018

You’re standing on an asphalt parking lot. Between your feet and God’s earth below is a certain thickness of asphalt. But it wasn’t that thick when it was laid.

The asphalt was properly compacted (if the contractors knew what they were doing) when the lot was first built or later reconstructed. The hot-mix asphalt (HMA) was spread to a certain thickness before it was rolled and allowed to settle.

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

Project of the Month: Nucor Steel Marion

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on April 19, 2018

We’re happy to play a role, big or small, in the growth and prosperity of our hometown. That’s why helping Nucor Steel Marion, Inc. with various construction-related activities was such a no-brainer.

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Topics: Insider, civil construction, Ohio construction, project of the month

6 Considerations Before Starting a Civil Construction Project

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction 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

3 Asphalt Preventive Maintenance Tips to Stop Potholes Before They Start

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on April 5, 2018

We’ve told you how to fix a pothole in asphalt. Now, let’s talk about how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

Potholes begin with water infiltration. Asphalt and concrete may appear solid, but actually they’re porous, meaning water will seep through. Even the tiniest trickle of water has the potential to grow into an enormous problem. Especially in cooler, wetter climates (like right here in Central OH), water engages in a destructive cycle of infiltration, erosion, freezing, and expanding.

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

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

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on March 30, 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 subbase, 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

Park Enterprise Construction Hosts Next Generation of Construction Professionals

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on March 19, 2018

So many of us remember that feeling of uncertainty as we prepared to leave school and enter the workforce. Before landing a first construction job, or one in nearly any other profession, it’s common to wonder:

  • Am I employable?
  • Have I learned enough entry-level skills to be valuable?
  • Am I prepared for this level of responsibility?
  • Will my job pay well and help support my family?
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Topics: Asphalt Paving, contractors, demolition contractors, construction equipment, GPS, site work, underground utilities, civil construction

8 Things Your Civil Construction Contractor Needs From You

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on March 8, 2018

A great civil construction contractor can build even greater things. One thing it can’t do, however, is work miracles or read minds. There’s a level of communication that must happen between you and your contractor to ensure a successful project.

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

Pipe Problems: Call OUPS to Avoid a Utility Oops!

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on February 23, 2018

Don’t just start digging. You could hit an underground utility line and cause a serious problem. No lie, something could literally blow up or at least interrupt utility service for yourself and neighbors.

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Topics: underground utilities, civil construction, regulations, rules, Ohio construction

What is a Civil Construction Company? And Do I Need One?

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on February 15, 2018

Great question. We love great questions around here! What better way to learn and effectively communicate your needs?

A civil construction company develops and manages the construction of projects like:

  • Roads, highways, and other driving surfaces
  • Underground utility infrastructure
  • Bridges
  • Tunnels
  • Site development
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Topics: Asphalt Paving, contractors, site work, underground utilities, civil construction