What To Know Before Your Commercial Asphalt Job

Posted by Derek Patterson   4/13/16 4:00 PM

Are you preparing for a commercial asphalt job? It can feel like a lot to manage, but the key is to be prepared. Here’s three things you need to know before you can begin your commercial asphalt job.

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Topics: Commercial Customers

Key Factors That Affect the Cost of Asphalt

Posted by Derek Patterson   11/13/14 8:30 AM

How to Get the Best Deal on Asphalt for Your Next Project

Asphalt is one of the most affordable and cost-efficient paving choices. When an asphalt road, parking lot or other surface is properly paved, and the correct maintenance techniques are followed, asphalt is capable of lasting for decades.

Installed correctly, asphalt may be less visible to everyday users than other aspects of a construction project. Yet its functional role is crucial to the safety and overall impression of users, whether you’re building a road, a parking lot or a driveway. Potholes, cracks or poor grading creates a negative, and possibly unsafe, experience for customers, guests, residents and other users.

Ensuring a high quality asphalt installation is important to the project’s end result. Finding a balance between cost and value within the project’s budget, and determining how to get the most bang for your buck, are often key parts of project planning.

So what factors affect the cost of asphalt, and how can you be sure you’re getting the best deal and value?

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Topics: Commercial Customers, Project Updates

A Step-by-Step Roadmap to Select a Heavy Construction Partner

Posted by Derek Patterson   9/4/14 9:00 AM

How to Assemble the Best Heavy Construction Team for Your Next Project

Heavy construction projects such as highways, parking areas, airports, tunnels and bridges are intricate and complex. A crucial component of ensuring a successful outcome – with minimal waste, cost excess or delays – is selecting the best specialty partner for the job. The consideration process includes qualifications, licensure, insurance coverage, and experience in the field. While cost is always a consideration as well, it cannot be the only consideration if the end goal is a quality heavy construction project completed within the project timeline and specifications. 

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Topics: Commercial Customers

Asphalt Materials + LEED Credits - What’s The Common Ground?

Posted by Derek Patterson   6/26/14 8:00 AM

Asphalt is America’s most recycled material - so it makes sense that asphalt materials can help you earn LEED credits, right? If you’re thinking about sustainability when beginning a new construction project, then you should also be thinking about the materials going into the project. The LEED system was created to help encourage sustainable building habits - and now LEED accreditation is highly desired for many reasons, both monetary and morally. Many cities, counties, and states require LEED certificate for public buildings.

You know why LEED credits are important - but how can you earn them?  

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Topics: Businesses, Commercial Customers, Government + Municipalities, Contractors, Architects, Engineers

Recent Innovations In Parking Lot Design

Posted by Derek Patterson   6/19/14 3:00 PM

Parking lots are a necessary evil. For a nation built on personalized mobility, rather than the mass transport that is ubiquitous and well-loved across Europe, we need places to store our cars while we’re off shopping, working, and exercising at the gym (since cars are immobile 95% of the time). Yet for all of the societal, environmental and aesthetic ills pinned on the forlorn parking lot, recent innovations in parking lot design may just pave the way for a more positive relationship between people and our parking spots.

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Topics: Businesses, Commercial Customers, Parking Lots