9 Steps to a Better Parking Lot

Teri Kasprzak / May 19, 2010

With warm weather rolling in, people across the country are saying “goodbye” to memories of winter.  Even with typical fluctuations in temperature common to the season, people are opening their windows and swimming pools, hanging up their coats, and hitting the gym to get that beach-ready bod. You may be wondering what you can do…

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The Benefits of Sealcoating

Teri Kasprzak / May 12, 2010

Sealcoating is one of the most important elements of a pavement management plan. A sealcoat consists of either coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents, or additives. Applied in thin coats, pavement sealing is used to protect off-highway pavement surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays. When…

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A Make-over in May

Teri Kasprzak / May 05, 2010

As much as we’re cautioned to ‘never judge a book by its cover,’ first impressions count and they usually start on the surface.  This same truth applies to your property.  How can you attract more business to your door?  Start with the first area encountered by your visitors—the parking lot. Is your parking lot in…

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4 S.T.E.P.s – ‘P’ is for Post-Job Inspection

Teri Kasprzak / April 28, 2010

This week’s post will address the fourth and final step in the four-step program to successful parking lot management. The final step of the project should include a Post-Job Inspection.  During this time, all of the work is thoroughly reviewed by the project manager.  Signage, barricades, and any remaining equipment and debris are removed from…

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4 S.T.E.P.s – ‘E’ is for Execution

Teri Kasprzak / April 21, 2010

This week’s post will address the third step in the four-step program to successful parking lot management; please check back next week for the fourth and final step. After timetable, the third step is Execution. It is extremely helpful to have on-site project management once work commences.  The same project manager who facilitated the setup,…

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4 S.T.E.P.s – ‘T’ is for Timetable

Teri Kasprzak / April 14, 2010

This week’s post will address the second step in the four-step program to successful parking lot management; please check back next week for the third step. After set-up, the second step is Timetable.  A seasoned project manager will be able to schedule pavement maintenance during whatever days of the week are preferred for the client….

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4 S.T.E.P.s in Parking Lot Management

Teri Kasprzak / April 07, 2010

This week’s post will focus on the first step; please check back each week throughout the month of April for information on all four steps. Step 1 is Set-up.  Prior to beginning most paving projects, a map of the area in need of repair should be created and reviewed.  This document should include the number…

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FMC Recap

Teri Kasprzak / March 31, 2010

Just one week ago, Rose Paving hosted our 11th Facilities Maintenance Conference in Downers Grove, Illinois. This half-day event educated facility and property management professionals from all over the country about sustainable strategies for success as well as methods to maintain pavement and delay structural repairs. Our team thoroughly enjoyed visiting with our clients and…

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Potholes, potholes, potholes!

Teri Kasprzak / March 24, 2010

Have you ever driven to the grocery store to pick up the main course only to find yourself in the middle of an obstacle course once you arrive?  Potholes in the parking lot can be a very frustrating and dangerous situation.  And, they seem to appear every year at this time!  Why do you ask?…

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FMC 2010

Teri Kasprzak / March 17, 2010

In just seven days, on March 24, Rose Paving Company will host its 11th Facilities Maintenance Conference (FMC™) at Aramark in Downers Grove.  Wondering if this event is something you should attend?  Here are four simple questions to determine whether the FMC 2010 is right for you: Do you oversee maintenance on one, or multiple,…

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