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Celebrating a Successful Paving Season at Dura-Seal

As the weather gets colder, we’re reflecting on a handful of the parking lot asphalt repair projects we completed with our great clients this past season throughout central Ohio. Meadow View Apartments parking lot replacement John Glenn International Airport, Blue Lot asphalt patching, sealcoating, asphalt striping Easton Commons asphalt patching, sidewalk repair . Georgetown Apartments concrete, asphalt patching, crack filling, sealcoating, asphalt striping Sunbury Mills (Lifestyle Communities) sealcoating, crack filling, striping Northwest Local Schools, in McDermott, Ohio sealcoating,...

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Which is better? Asphalt vs. Concrete

To ask, “Which is better: Asphalt or concrete?” would be a trick question. When creating new pavement, each has its own properties that makes it the better choice for specific applications. Choosing the Best Material for Your Project When paving a new surface, you’ll want to consider the following: Traffic type. Does the pavement need to withstand a lot of traffic or is this an area where vehicles are typically stationary? Asphalt is better for areas with a lot of moving traffic, like a parking lot. Concrete is often best for a loading area, truck depot, or dumpster pad where traffic is slow...

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How to Thrive as a Seasonal Business

Managing a seasonal business can take a higher level of strategy and planning. At Dura- Seal, March to October is our busy season, so we must manage a budget that includes almost all our revenue during those busy months and very little or no cash flow during the slow months. We also have to navigate layoffs so we will be able to hire all our best people back the next season. Here are four tips we have learned over the years that have allowed us to turn a seasonal business calendar into our strength rather than a weakness: Use the off-season to improve Using the off-season to plan and improve...

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3 Signs It’s Time to Sealcoat Your Parking Lot

Being able to detect that your parking lot is due for a sealcoating repair can be the difference between a low-cost patch job and an expensive, large-scale asphalt project. Here are three signs our paving experts use to identify when it’s the right time to schedule routine sealcoating maintenance: The Pavement Looks Dried Out and Cracked  While cracks may seem like minimal damage, they can quickly evolve and expand to render your surface lot unusable. With winter comes ice that can expand inside cracks that then begin to multiply and do significant damage to your pavement. Inspect asphalt after...

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Is it too late in the year to sealcoat my parking lot?

Football is back, the kids are in school, the air is getting cooler and … Shoot! You forgot to get the parking lot sealed at your store. This is the time of year when we often get calls asking, “Is it too cold outside to sealcoat our asphalt parking lot?” Asphalt sealcoating season is from May – October in Ohio. May is when the pavement and air temperature are warm enough to allow the sealcoat to adhere. By November, the air temperature is typically too cold at night to allow enough time for the sealcoat to cure properly. It’s also important to consider weather conditions: Ideally, it’s...

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Preparing your parking lot for safe outdoor dining

As restaurant owners scurry to apply for outdoor dining permits, working around new health regulations due to COVID-19, our team of asphalt and concrete specialists has been busy considering all the pieces that go into making a parking lot safe for heavy foot traffic, dining tables, and nearby vehicles. There are three parking lot changes and improvements to consider before using your restaurant’s parking lot for extra outdoor dining space: Auditing Lots for Damage and Quickly Conducting Repairs Adjusting Signage to Control Traffic Handling Outside Factors and City Permissions For the details...

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