Category: Crack Sealing

What is Your Lot Telling You? Know the Signs of Needing Asphalt Repair

Rose PavingRose Paving / March 20, 2019

Keeping an eye on your parking lot is an important part of your maintenance program. Knowing when your asphalt is wearing due to weather or heavy usage means you can work quickly to fix any issues that might arise. Preemptive care is best, but when damage or wear and tear occurs, prompt asphalt repair will…

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The Value of Cracksealing

Rose PavingRose Paving / February 13, 2018

Stop cracks in their tracks to stretch your maintenance dollar Cracksealing extends the life of asphalt by preventing water from reaching the sub-base through surface cracks. This is a critical piece of preventative pavement maintenance, since water expands and contracts with the weather and can widen cracks at the surface and weaken the base of…

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Project Profile: Crackseal the ‘Old Plank Road Trail’ for the Will County Forest Preserve

Rose PavingRose Paving / July 30, 2015

Jobsite Location: Old Plank Road Trail Project Scope: Asphalt Joint / Crack Route and Fill of the 20 mile trail that runs from Joliet to Park Forest. Procedure: The crack is first routed out using a routing machine. The machine creates a ½-inch deep by ½-inch wide reservoir / channel for the crackseal material. Next,…

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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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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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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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Facebook Contest: Awesomely Bad Pavement

Rose PavingRose Paving / July 03, 2013

We’ve shown you before. Awesomely bad photos of real pavement defects – cracks so wide you lost a shoe and potholes so gnarly you’ve had to get a tow to the nearest tire repair shop. This time, we are turning the tables – show us YOUR real awesomely bad pavement photos – and have a chance to win $100!

Hop on over to our Facebook contest now and get started!

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Crack sealing & Lot marking: Timing is Everything

Rose PavingRose Paving / February 06, 2013

Winter is here and some of your parking lots may already be covered in snow, but that does not mean they should be buried on your checklist. In fact, winter is the perfect time to budget and plan for springtime parking lot maintenance repairs. In particular, crack sealing should be at the top of the list. Why? In simple terms, the answer is water. Wet weather throughout the winter months wreaks havoc on your pavement. Melting snow or rain seeps into cracks and softens or weakens the sub-base.

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Seasonal Parking Lot Repairs

Rose PavingRose Paving / January 23, 2013

Even though your parking lot might be covered in snow, your pavement should not be buried on your checklist. Regardless of your location(s), asphalt and concrete repairs can and should be addressed throughout the winter months to prevent the spread of problem areas and to mitigate potential liabilities. After all, just one slip-and-fall injury could result in costly litigation, increased insurance premiums, and worst of all–a tarnished image.

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5 Budget Tips for Property Managers

Rose PavingRose Paving / October 17, 2012

If you are like most property and facility managers, you are in the thick of budget planning. But, don’t fret; the seasoned professionals at Rose Paving are here to help you transition between seasons.

With a tight budget, it can be difficult to allocate funds to parking lot maintenance. However, every dollar budgeted now for timely pavement maintenance will save four to five dollars in future rehabilitation costs.

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