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Five Mistakes You May See From a Sealcoating Contractor

If you are responsible for the health of the pavement on your property, you probably know that asphalt sealcoating can transform a gray, faded pavement into one that has a beautiful, even, dark appearance. You may also be aware that sealcoating helps extend the expected life of asphalt pavement or that it is an economical […]

Asphalt Sealcoating & Winter Construction

Many Las Vegas residents claim that autumn is their favorite season. The scorching heat of summer fades, the air is not quite as dry, and the evenings are conducive to outdoor activities. However, if the seal coating on your asphalt parking lot needs attention, you might want to consider scheduling the work before winter arrives. […]

What Property Managers Should Know About Asphalt Crack Repair

If you are a property manager, you have to juggle many tasks to meet the expectations of owners and shareholders. You are expected to keep current tenants and their customers happy by providing a safe, well-maintained property. You are expected to attract new, high-quality tenants. You are also expected to protect the owners’ assets so […]

Asphalt Sealcoating | Getting The Benefits From Your Sealcoating

Sealcoating benefits asphalt pavement in several ways, including protecting the pavement from sun damage, making the pavement more attractive and guarding against petrochemical spills. Although asphalt sealcoating is very economical, you still want to ensure that it has a long life if you want to have the maximum protection for your pavement. Here are some […]

The Operating Cost of Asphalt Maintenance

Mechanics know that unless a vehicle receives proper maintenance, the owner will be facing a massive repair bill while the car is still relatively new. For example, if the owner never changes the oil or ensures that the radiator has sufficient water, a replacement engine could be lurking on the horizon. If he does not […]

How Effective Is Asphalt Crack Sealing?

Asphalt pavement is extremely economical, remarkably durable and aesthetically appealing. However, it is inevitable that cracks will appear at some point during the pavement’s life. If the cracks are caused by flaws in the materials or construction, they can appear soon after the pavement is installed. Overweight vehicles or excessive traffic can also contribute to […]

Asphalt Maintenance Tips – How to Keep My Pavement Clean

Asphalt pavement can provide many years of service, but it must be properly maintained if it is to reach its full life expectancy. When many people think of asphalt maintenance, they think of crack repairs, new parking lot striping or pothole repairs. Although all of these are important parts of a parking lot maintenance program, […]

Can Asphalt Striping Be Removed?

Asphalt contractors frequently need to remove the old paint before applying fresh stripes and pavement markings. Removal of the old stripes is critical if the layout of the parking lot must be changed to make the property ADA-compliant, change the angle of the parking spaces or alter the direction of travel in the traffic lanes. […]

Cost Factors For Asphalt Sealcoating

Asphalt sealcoating is an important part of routine maintenance for asphalt pavement. Paving companies advise that the average parking lot will need to have fresh sealant applied every two to three years, but pavement that receives a high volume of traffic or that supports heavyweight vehicles may need annual sealcoating. Although professional sealcoating is quite […]

How Property Managers Can Plan for Sealcoating

Property managers understand the importance of perception. If a property lacks curb appeal or seems to be poorly maintained, the perception may be that you do not care about the happiness and safety of your tenants and their guests. If your asphalt pavement is in poor condition, the perception may be that you are not […]

Can You Sealcoat in Hot Weather?

The companies that manufacture sealcoating advise that the best time to apply their products is when the temperature is around 70 degrees and the humidity is less than 60 percent. The sealant also needs to receive three to six hours of sunlight. In the Vegas area, the humidity and sunlight are not a problem for […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Is An Aggregate Necessary?

Asphalt pavements in the Las Vegas area are subjected to a high level of ultraviolet radiation that can rob pavements of their dark color as well as their moisture. Asphalt sealcoating refreshes the color, helps stop the penetration of automotive fluids and helps prevent asphalt pavements from becoming dry and brittle. However, a great sealcoating […]

Can You Trust Your Asphalt Contractor?

Although asphalt pavement is economical, it still represents a significant investment in what should be a long-lasting asset. Whether you are having new pavement installed, cracks in your pavement repaired or your parking lot sealed, you need a trustworthy asphalt contractor to ensure the longevity and quality of the work. If you are ready to […]

Parking Lot Striping – Scenarios To Consider

Many things seem simple until you actually try to do them for the first time. Striping a parking lot is one of these tasks that are far more complicated than they appear to the uninitiated. Seasoned striping contractors will not allow you to worry about ADA guidelines, maximizing your parking lot or the safety features […]

Sealcoating – Why May Is Ideal in Las Vegas

When it comes to extending the life of your asphalt pavement, there is no routine maintenance procedure that will be more beneficial than having sealcoating applied by a professional. Sealcoating blocks the UV rays that can rob your pavement of its moisture and leave it brittle. It also gives you an extra layer of protection […]

Asphalt: Recreational & Industrial Uses

When many people consider the various ways that asphalt pavement is used, they think of streets, residential driveways and parking lots. However, asphalt is a popular choice for many other applications. Asphalt can be used to waterproof basements, deter erosion or waterproof the foundations of commercial and residential structures. Asphalt pavement is also widely used […]

Asphalt Sealcoating & Windy Conditions

Periodic applications of asphalt sealcoating can help prevent asphalt pavement from deteriorating prematurely, enhance the pavement’s appearance and prevent many costly repairs. However, there are days that are simply not conducive to applying sealants. Most people understand that sealcoating cannot be applied while it is raining, and they typically understand that it can be too […]

Importance of Traffic Signs & Road Markings

If you have ever driven on an unmarked highway, you no doubt noticed that it was often difficult to judge the position of your own vehicle. Whether cars were approaching toward you or passing you, you may have experienced a moment of uncertainty while you tried to determine the path of the other vehicles and […]

Asphalt Crack Repair – Hot & Cold

When cracks develop in asphalt pavement, it is imperative to have them repaired as quickly as possible. Chemicals, automotive fluids and water can enter through the open crack, causing more damage to the pavement and its base. As a result, you could end up having to replace your pavement many years sooner than anticipated. When […]

Asphalt Maintenance & Tire Scuffing

Although Affordable Striping & Sealing does not install asphalt pavement, we frequently receive calls from people who are concerned about scuff marks on their new pavement. They wonder whether we can cover the marks with asphalt sealcoating or have some secret formula to remove them. We usually advise them to just wait a while. Tire […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Causes & Failures

If you want your asphalt pavement to have a long life, sealcoating offers you an economical and effective way to achieve your goal. However, despite sealcoating’s relatively low cost, you still want your sealant to last as long as possible. After all, you chose to have sealcoating applied to protect and beautify your pavement. If […]

Asphalt Maintenance & Winter Paving

If you live in the Las Vegas area, you know that the winters are typically rather mild. On average, overnight lows drop below freezing only 16 times per year, and it is a rare day when temperatures do not exceed 45 degrees Fahrenheit at some point during the day. Given the climate, some people are […]

Sealcoating – Understanding Quality

To the untrained eye, seal coating may seem like a simple procedure. Many people compare sealcoating to painting a wall in a home’s living room — just move everything out of the way, slap on a coat and let it dry. However, any professional painter will tell you that the process is a bit more […]

Las Vegas Pavement – Driving Hazards

In the Las Vegas Valley, many residents welcome the arrival of autumn as it means relief from the brutal summer temperatures that typically reach triple digits. Average daytime highs begin dropping in late September, making October and November ideal months for outdoor activities. Despite the mild climate, however, autumn can hold a few surprises for […]

ADA Parking Lot Violations

When the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990, one of its sections required that most businesses remove barriers that might prevent handicapped individuals from accessing their buildings. The law covered aspects such as dedicated accessible parking, accessible routes into the building and potential fines for failure to comply with the ADA. The law […]

Asphalt Pavement & Cleaner Air

It may be surprising to learn that the choice of paving materials can affect the quality of the air, but it is true. This fact is of particular importance in cities where a high percentage of the land area is paved. Here are some of the ways that asphalt pavement & cleaner air makes a […]

Parking Lot & Marking Change Design

Your parking lot is the gateway to your business. It is the first thing that most people notice when they approach or pass by your property, so it is important to ensure that your lot makes a positive first impression. Once customers or guests have entered your lot, it is also important that they are […]

Sealcoating in October | Las Vegas, NV

It seems that as soon as the new school year begins, contractors across the nation see an increase in phone calls from people wondering whether it is possible to apply asphalt sealcoating in the fall. The answer depends on the local climate. For example, in Las Vegas, it is usually possible to apply sealcoating throughout […]

Fall Asphalt Maintenance Preparation

Preventive maintenance is the key to an asphalt pavement that will achieve its full life and look its best as it ages. Well-maintained pavement typically lasts at least twice as long as a neglected pavement receiving similar use. Although the Las Vegas area does not endure the harsh winters found in many other locations, it […]

Asphalt Sealcoating or Paving?

New asphalt pavement represents a significant investment, so property owners naturally want to obtain the longest life from their pavements that it is possible to achieve. Timely repairs, maintaining the sealcoating and banning overweight vehicles on pavement that was not engineered to support them are the three critical ways to ensure that your asphalt pavement […]

Asphalt Crack Sealing Fundamentals

When cracks appear in your asphalt pavement, it is a good idea to have them repaired as quickly as possible. Most cracks will continue to expand, growing wider and longer in a relatively brief time; furthermore, one crack can spawn an entire series of cracks. Cracks mar the beauty of your asphalt pavement, but they […]

Sealcoating at Night?

In recent years, if you have driven down virtually any interstate in the middle of the night, you may have encountered a brightly lit work area in which asphalt pavement was being installed or repaired. This may have led you to believe that sealcoating could also be applied at night. Asphalt sealcoating at night, however, […]

Your Asphalt Contractor Should Be Fully Insured

There are many synonyms for insurance, including security, protection, assurance and indemnification. In other words, insurance is something that is used as a defense against an eventuality that could potentially occur. Most people who own a car, a business or a home understand the need to have insurance to protect themselves from unforeseen events. However, […]

Sealcoating & Preparation

For many tasks, success hinges on the quality of the preparation. For example, if you want to repaint your living room walls, you must first remove any pictures, fill the holes and protect the furniture. If you paint over stains and dust, the walls are not going to look as good as they would if […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Proper Mix For Success

You may have been told that it is vital to maintain the sealcoating on your asphalt pavement. Sealcoating can often double the life of your pavement by shielding it from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation, automotive fluids and caustic chemicals. Sealants can rejuvenate the color of faded asphalt as well as mask minor surface […]

Parking Lot Striping & Cost Benefits

Many business owners are conscientious about having cracks and potholes repaired promptly. They may also be proactive about maintaining their sealcoating and have fresh sealant applied every two or three years to protect the health of the pavement. However, some property owners overlook the need to ensure that parking lot markings are present and repainted […]

Asphalt Pavement & Dogs

With temperatures frequently breaking the 100-degree mark, summers can be brutal in the Las Vegas area. Many dog owners recognize the dangers that hot weather can pose for their pets, but not everyone is aware that a dog’s paws can be severely burned while walking on asphalt pavement on days with relatively low air temperatures. […]

Sealcoating Results In May

If you have asphalt pavement, you probably know how important it is to maintain your asphalt sealcoating. Asphalt pavement that receives regular sealcoating can last up to twice as long; sealcoating blocks UV rays and slows the progress of caustic chemicals, including automotive fluids. Sealcoating also rejuvenates the color of asphalt pavement and helps conceal […]

Property Management, Asphalt Maintenance & ROI

Regardless of the type of property you manage, you must juggle many different tasks. You must ensure that your existing tenants are happy, attract new tenants and coordinate the preventive maintenance and repairs needed. You may face budget constraints that force you to prioritize and seek the best return on your investment. If you are […]

After Asphalt Paving

Although asphalt pavement is an economical choice, new parking lots, subdivision streets and roads still represent significant capital investments. As such, you naturally want to obtain the best return on your investment in new pavement. This will require an ongoing program of preventive maintenance, but there are also some actions you can take as soon […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Thick or Thin

Everyone has a different opinion on whether milk shakes and steaks should be thick or thin. Some decorators prefer sheer curtains, but others opt for heavy drapes. In life, there are times when “going thicker” is a viable option that depends primarily on the individual’s taste. However, when it comes to sealcoating, thicker is never […]

What Causes Asphalt Cracks

Although asphalt pavement is the least expensive to install, it can still represent a sizable investment. Property owners and managers are sometimes chagrined to find cracks in their asphalt pavement, and they naturally wonder why the cracks developed. There are several possible reasons for cracking to occur. What Causes Asphalt Cracks – The Reasons Why […]

Sealcoating & Las Vegas Weather

Many people do not realize how the weather can play a critical role in a contractor’s decision to choose one day over another when applying sealant. Even in Las Vegas, which typically has little precipitation and many warm, sunny days, there are times when the weather is not conducive to sealcoating. Before deciding to proceed […]

Asphalt Maintenance Wear & Tear

Asphalt pavement is known for its durability as well as its economical cost and attractive appearance. It is sometimes called the “perpetual pavement” because of its recyclability and ongoing asphalt maintenance.  However, it is not an “eternal pavement;” it will age and show signs of wear and tear will appear. Too often, though, asphalt pavement fails […]

Asphalt Maintenance Dilemmas

You chose asphalt pavement because it is economical, durable and attractive. However, from time to time, you find yourself in a dilemma, wondering how to protect your financial investment while maintaining the curb appeal of your pavement. Here are 10 of the most common dilemmas that many people encounter. Asphalt Maintenance Dilemmas – The List […]

Trusted Asphalt Contractors

Asphalt pavement is durable and attractive, and sealcoating can help it achieve its longest life and best appearance. However, you want to make sure that the sealcoating professional you hire deserves your trust. Untrustworthy contractors can leave you with a sealcoating job that generates only headaches for you. The answers to the following questions can […]

Holiday Parking Lot Safety

When most people think about driving safely, they think about high-speed freeways during rush hour. They seldom think about parking lot safety. However, a surprising percentage of auto-pedestrian accidents and “fender benders” happen in parking lots. The following tips can help you stay safe whenever you are walking or driving in a parking lot. Holiday […]

Why Asphalt Pavement Is Cost-Effective In Las Vegas

Asphalt pavement has become the most popular paving material in America. From interstate highways to parking lots, asphalt pavement has proven itself as a long-lasting surface that provides a safe, smooth ride while eliminating the environmental concerns associated with other types of pavement. Asphalt pavement is also extremely cost-effective, but you may be wondering just […]

End Season Sealcoating In Las Vegas

In some parts of the country, sealcoating season runs from May until October. In the Las Vegas area, the season is much longer. In fact, there will be isolated days that are conducive to sealcoating regardless of the calendar. However, even in this area, contractors have to be careful when applying sealcoating in late autumn […]

Crack Repair Is Integral For Asphalt Maintenance

Asphalt is the nation’s most popular paving material for virtually all types of pavement. You can find it on busy highways, parking lots, airport runways, residential driveways, tennis courts, city streets and just about anywhere that a durable, economical paving material is needed. Asphalt pavement can also be completely recycled — in fact, it is […]

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