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What Do I Do If I Just Purchased a Property and the Parking Lot Is in Terrible Shape?

So, you just bought a property and the parking lot needs serious help? Then it’s important that you repair the asphalt as promptly as possible. If you allow the damage to sit, it will only grow worse, and in our fluctuating Minnesota climate, further deterioration won’t take long to set in.

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How Is Asphalt Made?

Freeways, parking lots, airport runways, loading docks, recreational areas, walking trails, and several other surfaces feature asphalt paving because the material is spectacularly dense, compact, strong, and able to bear considerable weight. But have you ever wondered what exactly makes up the asphalt pavement you use every day? Read on to find out.

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How Do Oil Prices Affect My Asphalt Project Budget?

The price of crude oil doesn’t just affect the cost of driving vehicles; it also impacts the overall cost of installing the asphalt pavement those vehicles drive on. Since asphalt is, in part, a byproduct of the crude oil refining process, when oil prices fluctuate, so does the price of asphalt paving projects.

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How Do I Budget Parking Lot Maintenance as a Small Business Owner?

Just as asphalt roadways can develop severe potholes, cracks, and other forms of deterioration without regular upkeep, so, too, can your business’s asphalt parking lot. That’s why budgeting for routine asphalt maintenance and repairs is so important. Over the long term, being proactive about parking lot maintenance will help you keep your pavement-related expenses as low as possible. Tending to routine asphalt repairs and upkeep will also help maximize the performance, appearance, and utility of your parking lot.

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How Thick Should My Asphalt Be?

How thick should your asphalt pavement be? The answer to that question depends on the anticipated traffic load the pavement will handle once it’s installed. But, to determine an ideal thickness of the actual asphalt layer, there are a few variables you’ll need to consider in addition to the pavement’s intended use.

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How Does Inclement Weather Affect My Asphalt Project?

At Bituminous Roadways, we schedule all of our asphalt projects with the best of intentions and of course, with project deadlines top of mind. Despite our intentions, sometimes, Mother Nature has other ideas. Since rain, wind, and generally poor weather conditions can have disastrous effects on any asphalt paving process, it’s not always possible to move a project along according to its exact delivery timetable.

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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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