The Problem With Pothole Patches From Hardware Stores


hardware store imageThe problem with pothole patches from hardware stores is that they are temporary patches. They're not meant to last for more than a few months (thus the relative "cheap" price). If you need temporary relief and plan to fix the pothole within the next few months, then pothole patches from hardware stores are alright. 

However, if you're unable to fix the pothole in the next few months, your pothole will return. 

Pothole Repair for Asphalt Pavement


bad potholePotholes develop because your asphalt pavement has become oxidized; leading to cracks in your pavement which allows water to enter and damage your base course. If not addressed in a timely manner, pothles will get larger and become a safety hazard for motorists and foot traffic.

Most pothole patch materials you find at hardware stores are meant to provide temporary relief, meaning the patch is meant to last a few months, and no more. If you don't address the pothole within that span, the pothole will return. This is because most pothole patch materials allow water to seep back into the base, causing the pothole to become larger.

Asphalt Repair & Maintenance Seminar Replay


Asphalt Repair and Maintenance SeminarLast week during the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo, GP Maintenance Solutions Manager Cole Millare gave a seminar on asphalt repair and maintenance that answered questions such as:

Maintaining A Safe Parking Lot


Sealed and re-striped asphaltLast year at the 2013 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo we presented a free seminar; Maintaining A Safe Parking Lot: small costs, BIG SAVINGS. With the 2014 expo one week away, we wanted to share with you last year's seminar slides to get you prepped for our 2014 seminar (Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself Versus Hiring a Contractor).

To download/save the slides, visit SlideShare.net. Or you can keep reading to view the slides.

4 Essential Asphalt Repair & Maintenance Tasks


picture of crack fillThis is a preview of our upcoming seminar; Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself vs Hiring A Contractor (which we'll be presenting on March 13 at the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo).

Last week we talked about 5 Causes of Asphalt Damage. Once you know what causes the damage, the next step is to take action to repair the damages and prevent future damages from occuring. Below are 4 essential asphalt repair and maintenance tasks you should be performing:

5 Causes of Asphalt Damage


Poorly maintained asphaltThis is a preview of our upcoming seminar; Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself vs Hiring A Contractor (which we'll be presenting at the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo).

A typical asphalt pavement might last 12-15 years without maintenance. As soon as asphalt is laid down, it's exposed to conditions that immediately begin to degrade the pavement. Understanding the causes of asphalt damage and identifying when it's taking place will help you prioritize what asphalt repair and maintenance tasks need to be done immediately to help prevent further damage.

Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself vs Hiring A Contractor Seminar


do-it-yourself iconIf you plan on attending the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, and Property Management Expo this upcoming March, be sure to attend our seminar:

Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself vs Hiring A Contractor

Thursday, March 13, 8:00 am to 9:00 am- Hawaii Suite 2

Free continental breakfast refreshments provided

In this seminar you’ll learn what to consider when deciding whether to perform asphalt repair and maintenance yourself or to hire a contractor. If you’re property needs:

Best Practices to Extend the Life of Your Asphalt Pavement


Thumbs upLast week Wednesday we held our first Lunch & Learn and more than 20 people joined us to learn about asphalt maintenance and what goes into an asphalt maintenance plan. Today I wanted to share with you our slide deck. We focus on why its important to maintain your asphalt, how your asphalt degrades, and what you should be doing to maintain it.

Quick Cure Sealcoat- What It Means For You


sealcoat imageYour typical sealcoat may take up to 24 hours to cure (dry to the touch and a tack free surface). What this means for you is that you’re keeping your tenants out of their parking stalls or are interrupting customer parking for at least a day. Realizing this issue, we’ve brought in a sealcoat product that cures in about 8-9 hours. What this means for you is that your tenants are only removed from their parking stalls for less than half a day.

We understand that whether you’re running a business or managing a property, taking care of your asphalt will inconvenience tenants. That’s why we use a quick cure sealcoat and perform work in phases.

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