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Are You Using Road Salt On Your Asphalt?

Salt is a mineral that is made up of sodium and chloride. It is used all over the world as a food seasoning, but it also has many practical applications. One of these applications is as a deicer for roads in cold climates. Municipalities began using salt on roadways around ...
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Cold Patch Asphalt

Pothole Problems in Winter? It's winter, and you're driving on your driveway or through your parking lot when suddenly there is a pothole in your way. Asphalt can be difficult to work with in cold weather, so potholes are often left unrepaired during winter months because asphalt becomes difficult to ...
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Things to Consider Before Sealing Asphalt

Pavement sealcoating is a process that protects asphalt surfaces from the damaging effects of weathering. It provides protection to both new and older pavement in all types of climates. Pavement sealcoat also prevents water from penetrating the surface, which can lead to potholes and other costly repairs. Sealing asphalt is ...
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Autumn Asphalt Maintenance Checklist

The surface of your asphalt is incredibly important. Not only does it need to be smooth and free from cracks, but also strong enough to withstand the wear and tear that comes with weathering. Unfortunately, not all asphalt is created equal. If your parking lot is starting to show signs ...
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Should You Worry About Standing Water?

With the recent rain showers in the weather it's important to take a look at your parking lot or driveway. If you've started to notice water pooling in places you could have a potential problem. Standing water on your pavement is a destructive situation that can lead to costly repairs, ...
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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Asphalt Driveway

Asphalt driveways are the perfect solution for homeowners who want a durable, low-maintenance driveway that can withstand all of the elements. And, as a homeowner in Buffalo, you understand just how greatly the elements–from snow to sun to heavy rain–can affect your driveway. Asphalt is affordable and easy to maintain, ...
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Asphalt in winter

Asphalt in winter

Asphalt is a material that's vital to our daily lives. We depend on it for driving, walking, and playing but unfortunately, asphalt can be damaged by harsh weather if not properly maintained. The freeze/thaw cycle throughout Western New York during the winter can often cause unexpected problems like potholes to ...
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Parking lots in winter

Parking lots in winter

Your parking lot is constantly being damaged by plows and other heavy machinery. This can leave impressions and indentations on the surface, which can be a major eyesore. Not only are these damages unsightly, but they can also lead to further damage in the future if not addressed. Baughman Magic ...
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Cracks in your asphalt...

Cracks in your asphalt…

Cracks in your asphalt may seem insignificant, but more often than not they can cause further deterioration of the surface. Filling and fixing cracks helps prevent moisture from settling below ground level which would lead to even worse problems later on! As seasons change those same fissures expand or contract ...
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Snow removal can...

Snow removal can…

Snow removal can damage your asphalt. From heavy plows, to snowblowers and even jagged edged steel shovels, the constant scrapping of your asphalt surfaces can cause the aggregate to loosen up, even if it's sealed! Whenever possible, you should be using plastic shovels or plows with plastic footing to avoid ...
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If you forgot to seal your parking lot before winter you could be left staring at a cracked and cratered asphalt surface by the time the snow melts. Your parking lot is often the first impression a client or customer notices about your business. Don't make a bad first impression ...
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Salt

Salt

Salt is good for preventing winter accidents, but it has a negative effect on the environment. Water runoff with salt harms plants and animals as well as local waterways. In fact, studies have shown that road salt leads to higher salinization levels in rivers, lakes, and drinking water. So while ...
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