Category: Asphalt

Concrete vs. Asphalt

Rose Paving / July 25, 2017

What to know about the dynamic duo of parking lot materials Concrete and asphalt are two of the most popular construction materials, both favored for their strength and durability. Both are commonplace in the world of parking lots, but require different maintenance and repair services. Given that the two materials go hand in hand, it’s…

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Paving Costs to a Minimum

Rose Paving / July 11, 2017

How to Manage Your Parking Lot Budget Managing a portfolio of properties means being pulled in different directions every day. When cost and efficiency are always top of mind, the last thing any property manager wants to do is be slowed down by working through a maze of local vendors, especially when it comes to…

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Parking Lot Sealcoating Guide

Rose Paving / May 30, 2017

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. Purpose…

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Asphalt Removal and Concrete Replacement at a National Equipment Company

Rose Paving / May 06, 2016

A national equipment company requested a surface to withstand extreme weight and temperatures. Jobsite Location: National equipment rental client Project Scope: Asphalt Removal and Concrete Replacement of retail lot, for a total of 28,951 square feet. Problem: The existing surface was outdated and below the recommended specification for how the customer was using the property. A…

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Asphalt Removal & Replacement in Bridgeview, IL

Rose Paving / July 07, 2015

Jobsite Location: First Service Residential, Bridgeview Place in Bridgeview, IL Project Scope: Asphalt Removal & Replacement of four drive lanes and one driveway, for a total of 24,615 square feet. Procedure: Edges are sawed and tailored to better suit the process of asphalt placement. A cold plane milling machine removes cracked, deteriorated asphalt to the stone…

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9 Steps to a Better Parking Lot

Rose Paving / June 08, 2015

Many of us experienced another record-breaking Winter, with higher than average snowfall and colder than normal temperatures. It is time to say ‘Goodbye’ to winter and ‘Hello’ to summer. As a facility professional, you are given the task of maintaining the safety and integrity of your property. Here is a checklist to get your parking…

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Pavement Maintenance Tips

Rose Paving / August 13, 2014

As soon as freshly laid hot asphalt begins to cool, the aging process begins. From that moment on, asphalt is broken down by oil, gas, sun oxidation, salt, water penetration, and cold weather. Refer to the following tips when making decisions regarding preventative maintenance on your parking lot(s): Carefully inspect your pavement on a regular…

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Rose Paving A Repeat Winner in 2014′s Top Contractors

Rose Paving / June 25, 2014

The results are in and Rose Paving has just been named a top-selling paving, sealcoating, and striping company by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction!  Resurrected in 2013, the industry publication has again published its Top Contractors lists and their findings in the June/July issue of the magazine.  The non-ranked, alphabetized lists are based on annual sales…

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Maintenance Madness

Rose Paving / March 12, 2014

We’re fast approaching Maintenance Madness, oops, I mean March Madness!  There will be cheering, jeering, underdogs, and favored teams all competing in game-after-game of college hoops.  A fun time for all…  Or, is it?  Unfortunately, this month is also known for other opponents.  Snow, ice, and excess rainwater wreak havoc on pavement causing maintenance madness…

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How It’s Made: Asphalt

Rose Paving / August 13, 2013

At Rose Paving Company, we work with asphalt every day. But have you ever wondered how it’s made? It’s actually a fairly simple process and in a lot of ways it’s like a cake recipe. Asphalt is made from stones, sand, and gravel, which is all held together by asphalt cement.

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