5 Tips for Diagnosing Your Asphalt Problems

October 27th, 2017
5 Tips for Diagnosing Your Asphalt Problems

While asphalt is a durable material, it does periodically require maintenance.

As a property owner, manager, or business owner it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure that all elements of the property are in top condition. This includes your parking lot, walkway, or driveway. While asphalt is a durable material, it does periodically require maintenance. Knowing what you’re looking for will help you determine what type of work needs to be done.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Removing Concrete Before Laying Asphalt

October 20th, 2017
The Importance of Removing Concrete Before Laying Asphalt

While you can start laying asphalt directly on top of concrete, it’s always better to remove the underlying concrete first.

One of the most common queries we receive at Tristate Paving is what to do about replacing a driveway, parking lot, or stretch of pavement where the concrete is still in place and intact. As many homeowners and businesses are making the switch to asphalt, thanks to its smooth installation process and better longevity, it’s an especially relevant question. While you can start laying asphalt directly on top of concrete, it’s always better to remove the underlying concrete first. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Ready for Halloween: To Repair or Replace Concrete?

October 13th, 2017
Getting Ready for Halloween: To Repair or Replace Concrete?

The time to repair or replace your concrete is now, before trick-or-treaters appear!

Halloween is quickly approaching, which means packs of small children roaming about your property trick-or-treating in their scariest and silliest costumes. Before you start purchasing candy and preparing for the event, consider the state of your property’s parking lot or sidewalks. Does your concrete have potholes, cracks, or other damage on the surface? The time to repair or replace your concrete is now, before trick-or-treaters appear! Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Forget to Evaluate Your Asphalt This Fall!

October 6th, 2017
Don’t Forget to Evaluate Your Asphalt This Fall!

In the winter months, the precipitation and repeated freezing and thawing can really take a toll on your asphalt surfaces.

At Tristate Paving, your asphalt surfaces are our business. We want to keep your asphalt driveways, walk ways, and parking lot looking good and functioning well all year round. In the winter months, the precipitation and repeated freezing and thawing can really take a toll on your asphalt surfaces. Fall is the best time to evaluate your asphalt surfaces so that you’re ready to stand up to old man winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Asphalt Paving: A History

September 29th, 2017
Asphalt Paving: A History

These days, asphalt is extremely common. Roads, parking lots, and most driveways are all made of asphalt paving.

These days, asphalt is extremely common. Roads, parking lots, and most driveways are all made of asphalt paving. In fact, 96% of all the paved roads and streets in America are asphalt. It’s hard to imagine, but asphalt in America is less than 200 years old! Back then, it was considered genius and a revolutionary concept. Today, asphalt is so common we almost never spare it a second thought. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt and Concrete Pavement

September 22nd, 2017

 

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt and Concrete Pavement

While your concrete or asphalt pavement may look as though it is impervious to dirt or water damage, it can actually deteriorate if it is not cleaned regularly.

While your concrete or asphalt pavement may look as though it is impervious to dirt or water damage, it can actually deteriorate if it is not cleaned regularly. This, combined with weather damage from season to season, can lead to cracks and interior damage if not treated. To maintain your pavement, you will want to get in the habit of cleaning your concrete or asphalt surfaces at least two or three times per year. Pressure washing the surface of your pavement is a great way to eliminate dirt, grime, and other types of debris. Here are more tips and advice on maintaining your asphalt and concrete pavements. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Reasons to Sealcoat Your Asphalt Before Winter

September 15th, 2017
4 Reasons to Sealcoat Your Asphalt Before Winter

Sealcoating the asphalt features around your home before winter is a keen and solid investment.

You chose to use asphalt on your property for many reasons. You preferred its look to concrete, you preferred its durability, or you found it to be a low maintenance option. Regardless of the reason, the asphalt on your property does require maintenance and protecting its surface with a sealcoating is a shrewd investment. Here are four reasons why now is the perfect time to sealcoat your asphalt and get it ready to endure the winter months. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Keeping Pavement Maintenance Costs Low

September 8th, 2017
5 Tips for Keeping Pavement Maintenance Costs Low

Pavement maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your parking lot and sidewalks looking great year-round.

Pavement maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your parking lot and sidewalks looking great year-round. However, pavement maintenance costs can quickly add up if you aren’t paying attention. With a little bit of elbow grease and monitoring of your lot, you can keep pavement maintenance costs low. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Paving Projects You Should Finish Before Summer is Over

September 1st, 2017
5 Paving Projects You Should Finish Before Summer is Over

Before colder, harsh temperatures force you indoors for the season, here are five paving projects you should finish while the weather is still in your favor.

Before colder, harsh temperatures force you indoors for the season, here are five paving projects you should finish while the weather is still in your favor. Take advantage of the clear skies and mild weather by finally getting to those projects you’ve been putting off for months or even years. Read the rest of this entry »

Cool Facts About Asphalt and Concrete

August 25th, 2017
Cool Facts About Asphalt and Concrete

At Tri-State Paving, we celebrate asphalt and concrete every day of the year and think that they are two of the coolest, most flexible substances on the planet.

At Tri-State Paving, we celebrate asphalt and concrete every day of the year and think that they are two of the coolest, most flexible substances on the planet. Whether you’re team concrete or team asphalt, there’s a lot to love about both. Here are some of the cool facts you should know about these two parking lot materials and how they can help transform the durability and longevity of your lot.  Read the rest of this entry »