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

Parking Lot Design Tips For a Fresh & Functional Driving Surface

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction 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

6 Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance Tips After A Harsh Winter

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on March 15, 2018

Winter can be a cruel beast. The snow falls, the frost bites, and it can feel downright miserable, at times.

Oh, yeah, here in Central OH it can be murder on your asphalt parking lot (or basically any other type of driving surface). A repeated barrage of harsh weather and snow plows take routine wear and tear to a new level in a few short months.

Now that winter’s in retreat, it’s time to inspect your lot for damage and prepare for some necessary upkeep.

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Topics: Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, Ohio 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

11 Signs a Sinkhole is Coming to Swallow Your Money

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on March 5, 2018

Yes, let’s put it that way. A sinkhole will swallow your money for sure. So let’s catch it before it gets here.

Water is a destructive force of nature. It also acts covertly like a Navy SEAL team. It’ll go undercover underground to erode and destroy before anyone even knows it’s a problem.

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Topics: Parking Lot, underground utilities, 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

Rules & Regulations Underground Utility Contractors in Ohio Must Follow

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on February 23, 2018

There’s an old adage: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Underground utilities affect not only your commercial property, but potentially an indefinite amount of properties around you, as well. These aren’t merely pipe problems. Entire communities can lose power, water, electricity, gas, and more if your construction contractors are not careful. Negligence can even cause injury or death. That’s why we have common-sense regulations and processes for due diligence.

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Topics: underground utilities, regulations, rules, Ohio construction