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ADA Compliance: Does Your Parking Lot Meet Minnesota State Requirements?

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was implemented to ensure equitable access to public spaces for individuals who live with disabilities. As a commercial property owner, ensuring your parking lot is ADA compliant is crucial, not only to provide equal access for all people but also to avoid potential lawsuits.

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Parking Lot Drainage: 3 Tips for Getting Water Off Your Asphalt Pavement

Water might be necessary for life, but it’ll spell the death of your parking lot if it doesn’t drain off the asphalt efficiently. Standing water will inevitably break down the asphalt over time, eventually deteriorating the bonds between the asphalt binder, sand, and rocks that together form the pavement.

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How Soon Should I Crackseal My Parking Lot After Winter?

When it comes to providing your parking lot with sufficient asphalt crack sealing (cracksealing), there are a wide variety of environmental factors to take into consideration. Winter is certainly the most taxing season for asphalt, as the frigid temperatures force the asphalt to quickly contract, trapping frozen water below the pavement and causing cracking and frost heaving to occur.

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Building Long-Standing Relationships Is Key: A Deeper Look at Bit Roads & Edina Parks & Recreation Projects

Beginning an asphalt paving project with a new contractor can be difficult. The contractor isn’t as familiar with the customer’s codes, standards, or processes. If the customer is the park and recreation department of a city, there could be other factors in place when securing bids. However, once a relationship forms and grows, projects go more smoothly.

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How Can Spring Thaw Affect Your Parking Lot

Snow melting, severe rainfall, and increased traffic are just a few of the signs that spring is just around the corner. Click here to learn how spring thaw can affect your asphalt parking lot, as well as find out some general asphalt maintenance tips.

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How to Apply for a Position With Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

At Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR), our quality and award-winning asphalt paving services can only be possible through the hard work and dedication of our committed employees. We consider our staff to be family, which is why we continue to offer our workers with the most competitive benefits and accommodating perks you’ll find within our industry.

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4 Reasons to Consider Working in the Trades

Security, availability, and accommodating; these are three of the primary traits commonly associated with working within the skilled trades industry. From roadway construction companies to asphalt repair projects, there are ample opportunities to not only be employed in the trades, but to gain lifelong experience and stability that will help you flourish in this field.

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Local Asphalt Contractor Celebrates 75 Years in Business

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MINNESOTA – January 21, 2021 – Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR), a local asphalt contractor, will celebrate 75 years in business this year. With a humble beginning of a three-man crew in 1946 to more than 200 employees during the 2020 paving season, BR has much to celebrate.

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Bituminous Roadways Gives Back to the Community

While 2020 has brought significant challenges to companies across the globe, one local non-profit organization is trying to make the world a better place for kids with physical disabilities. Hope Fieldhouse broke ground in 2019 and started operating in 2020. It is a premier fitness facility with four gymnasiums, a fitness center, walking/running track, locker rooms and a café.

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What Happens to my Asphalt Project When It Rains?

Scheduling asphalt paving projects can be a puzzle. When Bituminous Roadways looks at the work coming in, we determine many different factors, including but not limited to:

  1. Does a job have a completion date included in the contract?
  2. What type of work is it? This could be pothole patching, cracksealing, excavating, paving or repairing/pouring concrete.
  3. How many different crews and equipment will be needed?

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Trust in Bituminous Roadways, Inc. to provide you with the asphalt paving service you need.