Posts Tagged: asphalt

Impact of Wildfires on Asphalt

Wildfire

Living on the West Coast, we have a lot of experience with wildfires and their after-effects. While fires can contribute to positive environmental change, the raging wildfires that we’ve been experiencing in recent years have certainly taken a toll on our forests, air, and roads. Asphalt is reasonably resistant to heat in normal conditions. That’s… Read more »

The Lifecycle of Asphalt

cracked asphalt

As with all things in life, your asphalt has a lifecycle. From the moment the ground is paved to its eventual restoration, there are several ways you can ensure your asphalt’s longevity. A well-constructed, well-maintained driveway or parking lot should last at least 25 years. Your asphalt has about five stages throughout its life, each… Read more »

How to Winterize Your Asphalt Driveway

winterroad

Winter is coming, which means it’s time to get your driveway ready for all that is coming with it. There are many ways to keep your pavement looking and performing at its best during this harsh season, but some are easier than others. Here are the top five easiest ways to get your asphalt ready… Read more »

Resurfacing vs Replacing your Parking Lot Asphalt

Parking Lot

So, you have a parking lot or driveway. What now? Now it’s time to maintain it and keep it looking and performing like new. Over time, as with all paved spaces, your asphalt deteriorates. It gets cracks, potholes, oil spots, and other damages. This is especially true of high traffic lots and driveways. The sun,… Read more »

Slurry Seal and Sealcoating FAQ

Aegis Asphalt FAQ on sealcoating and slurry seal

Slurry seal and sealcoating are both used to protect and enhance the value of asphalt surfaces. However, they should be used differently according to your needs and the condition of the pavement. Take a look at these FAQs to see which option is best for you. 1. What are the differences? Slurry seal is a… Read more »

Back to School Parking Lot Striping and Repair

Back to school parking lot striping and repair at Aegis Asphalt

School parking lots can get incredibly busy and dangerous, especially in the mornings and afternoons. A well-maintained parking lot facilitates smoother traffic and promotes student safety during back to school season. Pitfalls to avoid in school parking lots Avoid the following pitfalls that can lead to safety hazards: Potholes that can cause serious trip-and-fall accidents…. Read more »

6 Reasons for Tire Scuffing on New Asphalt

Tire scuffing reasons, Aegis Asphalt, Eugene

Tire scuffing can often appear on newly sealcoated pavement and asphalt. While the scuff marks will fade in time, it is helpful to understand why scuff marks are appearing. 1. Age of the pavement Tire scuffing most often appears on new pavement because it is soft and flexible. As asphalt ages, it will resist most… Read more »

7 Benefits of Maintaining Your Parking Lot

Parking lot restriping and maintenance Eugene, Oregon

The parking lot is often the first thing your customers see when approaching your property. A well-maintained parking lot can make a great first impression, adding to your brand image. It also shows that you care about the safety of your customers and employees. Benefits of a Well-Maintained Parking Lot Improve relationships with customers by… Read more »

The Importance of Pothole Repair

Pothole repair services at Aegis Asphalt

Potholes sometimes referred to as chuckholes can be the cause of serious trip-and-fall accidents. It is not uncommon for lawsuits to arise from such accidents, even wrongful death lawsuits by head injuries. It is therefore extremely important for private and public property owners to repair any potholes and to maintain the condition of their pavement…. Read more »

Budgeting for Asphalt Repairs

Budgeting for asphalt maintenance and repairs can be a challenge. In addition to setting aside a budget to keep your pavement facilities maintained, being prepared for emergencies is important. Evaluating Current Conditions So, where can you get started? The first step is to build a knowledge base. This can be done in a consultation, discussing… Read more »