Category: Concrete

End-of-Summer Paving Checklist

Rose PavingRose Paving / August 22, 2017

What jobs should you have completed by the end of the summer? We wish the warm weather would last forever, but in most parts in the U.S., winter is inevitable. Although we maintain a busy schedule all year round, the difficulty of paving work fluctuates in states with four seasons. After all, it’s nearly impossible…

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Concrete vs. Asphalt

Rose PavingRose 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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Asphalt Removal and Concrete Replacement at a National Equipment Company

Rose PavingRose 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 Problem: The existing surface was outdated and below the recommended specification for how the customer was using the property.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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Limited Time Left to Repair Your Parking Lot

Rose PavingRose Paving / September 10, 2014

How are your pavement surfaces doing? Due to bidding processes, decision making, and scheduling, it’s important to act on any parking lot repairs sooner rather than later.  In the Chicagoland area, the paving season typically ends by mid-November. In warmer climates, it can be extended by a couple months – but really, the weather patterns…

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Pavement Maintenance Tips

Rose PavingRose 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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FlexKrete Concrete Repair Product

Rose PavingRose Paving / April 30, 2014

We are always on the lookout for products and technologies that can save our customers time and money.  After reviewing and testing, we found that, under certain conditions, a great alternative to removing and replacing large sections of concrete is a product called FlexKrete, distributed by Protective Products, Inc. FlexKrete is a strong, fast-set, concrete…

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Beautify your parking lot for Spring

Rose PavingRose Paving / April 23, 2014

Spring is the time to get in shape for summer; whether that means hitting the gym before swimsuit season or de-cluttering your house, ‘tis the season for new beginnings.  Your business can also benefit from a re-fresh, starting with your pavement.  Now is the time to evaluate, prioritize, and schedule repairs for your parking lots. …

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Maintenance Madness

Rose PavingRose 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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Recovering from Winter – Top 6 Paving Repairs

Rose PavingRose Paving / March 05, 2014

This winter, for much of the country, has been a record-breaker.  Chicago, for example, has measured over 67 inches of snowfall (29 inches above average) and experienced more days of zero-degree or colder temperatures than any other winter season.  Meanwhile, other regions continue to zig-zag between warm, spring-like temperatures one day and blizzard conditions the…

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How It’s Made: Concrete

Rose PavingRose Paving / September 11, 2013

At Rose Paving Company, we work with concrete every day. But have you ever wondered how it’s made? The mixture of modern concrete contains aggregate material including sand and water. This aggregate material is usually a number of different sizes depending on the location and future use of the concrete. The aggregate material uses stone, but can also use recycled material such as oyster shell or waste material from coal-fired power generating plants. Cement, which is the main component of modern concrete, is primarily made up of limestone, clay, gypsum, chemical additives, and gravel. The sand used in concrete is course sand made from ground glass.

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