Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

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

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

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

Asphalt Parking Lots: Considerations Behind Making A Great First Impression

Posted by Tom Owings on April 19, 2018

Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published on April 19th, 2018 and was updated on July 16th, 2018.

You might not think much about it, but your commercial parking lot is absolutely part of your customer's first impression. In fact, your customer’s experience with your business doesn’t start in the store. It starts as soon as they drive into your parking lot!

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

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