Cool Facts About Asphalt and Concrete

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. 

Concrete 101

Concrete is in the world all around us, whether it’s in the parking lot outside of your office or the blocks used to build your building. Concrete is a very durable and long-lasting building material and it needs to be regularly inspected to ensure that it is in good condition. Depending on the location of your concrete structure or building, it might need to be inspected more often or less often. Where can concrete be found?

  • Sidewalks, which should be inspected if they have any cracks, staining, or damage
  • Parking garages, which should be inspected by a professional at least every year. Many devastating accidents are caused by improper or infrequent inspect of parking garages, so taking the time to walk around the entire structure and examine the health of the concrete is critical to the health and safety of everyone that uses your facility.
  • Curbs and edging can actually shorten the life of the pavement that they are attached to if they are in disrepair.
  • Entryways should always be well-maintained, especially if they are made of concrete. Any signs of damage or disrepair should be fixed immediately, as the entrance to your business is the first impression that you make.

Asphalt 101

Asphalt is more commonly used for the parking lots and highways that make up the world around us. It is better at bearing heavy loads, but needs a little extra TLC compared to concrete. The elements will contribute to the decay of your asphalt, so regular and sustained maintenance is critical. The most common methods to repair and maintain asphalt include:

  • Re-paving portions that are so damaged they cannot be salvaged
  • Sealcoating the surface to keep out oils, gasoline, and excess water
  • Infrared repair that can repair portions of something made from asphalt without needing to undergo major construction.

Parking Lot Repair from Tristate Paving

At Tristate Paving, we treat every job like it is our own, so we guarantee that you are going to love the end result. We have over three generations of experience in our family-owned business, so you will get excellent customer service, a beautiful finished product, and a very affordable cost. We offer everything from asphalt paving, to concrete work, to hardscaping for your commercial or residential property. If you want a free quote or to see what we can do for you, give us a call at (610) 563-9456 (West Chester), (610) 932-3566 (Oxford), Delaware (302) 757-4100, or visit us online. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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