Category: Trivia

Catch Basin Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know

Rose Paving / March 11, 2021

Our Trivia Series continues with a collection of fun facts you may not have known about catch basins. Catch basins (commonly referred to as storm basins or storm sewers) are underground chambers topped with grates. They allow sand, sediment, and other materials to settle out of storm water before it travels to a detention basin or drain lines. In parking lots, catch basins are installed to collect water from low-lying areas to prevent flooding or other water damage.

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Paving Truths and Falsehoods

Rose Paving / October 22, 2014

It’s a fact that property and facility managers juggle numerous tasks simultaneously. And, with a full plate, parking lot maintenance can sometimes be deferred or even overlooked. But, we’d like to remind our readers that, as one of the most costly and extensive areas of a property or facility, it is especially important to make…

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Name this Place

Rose Paving / February 26, 2014

From time-to-time we like to quiz and reward our blog readers, just to perk up the work week!  A fan favorite is our “Name This Place” contest.  As you know, Rose Paving is celebrating our fortieth year in business and, throughout four decades, we have performed parking lot maintenance on many properties ranging from big-box…

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Name that Place

Rose Paving / May 15, 2013

We are proud to work closely with clients that are leaders in retail, hospitality, real estate, banking, healthcare, and education.  See if you can identify the client property pictured below.  What a nice looking parking lot!   If you can name this place, we’ll give you a $10 gift card to Starbucks.  Only the name…

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Special Projects Division Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know…

Rose Paving / May 08, 2013

Our Trivia Series continues with a collection of fun facts about the Rose Paving  Special Projects Division, which offers parking lot design and new construction services. The Division is headed up by our Professional Engineer (P.E.) Larry Briar and he hails from Walnut, IL Unique parking lot design services offered include, but are not limited…

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Lot Marking Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know…

Rose Paving / November 07, 2012

Striping is important for two main reasons – aesthetics and safety. Striping over fresh asphalt or sealer requires a water-borne coating, while striping over concrete substrates requires chlorinated rubber paint for optimal adherence. Oftentimes, set-fast acrylic waterborne is the best paint to use for re-striping; however, it must be applied at temperatures above 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Asphalt Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know

Rose Paving / September 26, 2012

Our Trivia Series continues with a collection of fun facts you may not have known about asphalt. Asphalt pavement is utilized in a variety of different applications because of its durability, cost-effectiveness, simplicity of construction, and strength.

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Concrete Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know…

Rose Paving / August 29, 2012

Concrete is a mixture of Portland cement, sand, rock, water, and chemical admixtures. There are as many different concrete mix designs as there are uses for concrete. The design mixture will vary based on the application. High early strength concrete is one mix design especially useful for concrete pavement repairs, as it reaches higher compressive strength earlier in its lifecycle, allowing roadways to be re-opened faster than with conventional mixes.

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Cracksealing Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know…

Rose Paving / April 11, 2012

This new series brings you surprising bits of trivia about our service lines. Here is a collection of fun facts you may not have known about cracksealing.

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