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The Benefits of a Professional Concrete and Asphalt Paving Company

Do you own a house, condo or other commercial building in Pflugerville? Are you looking to get concrete or asphalt paving done? Are you having a hard time deciding how you should pick your paving company? While a casual online research can make it seem that asphalt repair or paving job can be done on your own with ease, the professional look and finish that you desire can only be achieved through the help of a professional paving company.

For a residential house, you want to make sure that your driveway adds value to the price of your property. And if you own a commercial space, a professional paving job can send a strong brand impression to your customers. Here are some important factors that you need to consider for choosing the right paving company in Pflugerville.

1.    Experience

The most obvious benefit that comes with hiring a professional paving company is the amount of experience the workers have doing professional paving jobs. Paving your driveway or the parking lot is a lengthy process which requires a significant amount of time. The process also requires attention to small details such as the weather, the kind of material used, property size and also following the guidelines set by the any transportation or federal authorities.

2.    Design

It is very difficult to come up with a design that is best suitable for your needs. If you hire a professional paving company you will be able to discuss with the specialists the design beforehand. They can guide you regarding the design that suits your needs the best and what your options are. Today, asphalt and concrete paving can come in many colors and effects. Of course, you have more options available with concrete paving but only the professionals can tell you the benefits associated with each design.

3.    Identifying Problems and Risks

Not every type of asphalt or concrete material is good for every project. The materials chosen for the job can depend on the weather conditions in an area, budget of the customer, volume of foot traffic, etc. Furthermore, some problems can arise in repairing the pavement if the materials used previously are not of good quality. Only the best professionals can come up with the solutions to a variety of problems that can arise during the paving process.

4.    Time and Money

One of the biggest issues you can face when working with non-professional companies is spending more time and money than needed on the project. First up, they will end up using more material not because of the complexity of the work but due to their lack of efficient use of materials. Secondly, they will take more time because their equipment is outdated, inefficient and slow. To make matters worse, if something goes wrong with them on the job, you could end up with a liability nightmare. This is where you find the true value of professional workers.  

In the end, we would like to advise you to get your paving process carried out by a professional. Don’t forget to find a company that is licensed and insured to avoid any difficulties. If you are looking for the best paving companies in Pflugerville, you can visit Integrity Paving and Coatings of Pflugerville, TX for all your concrete paving and repairsasphalt paving and repairs, asphalt seal coating, parking lot striping, or any general questions relating to concrete and asphalt paving in Pflugerville or the surrounding Greater Austin area.

Call us at: 512-853-9009

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How to Choose a Concrete Contractor in Austin

A great way of giving your home or business location a makeover could be to install a concrete driveway or parking. A simple change such as installing a concrete driveway or patio can bring about amazing results for your residential or commercial project. However, making such a decision requires some homework. Here is how to choose the right concrete contractor in Austin.

1.    Research and Recommendations

The first step before getting a concrete project done is to carry out an extensive research for the right contractor. For this, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different steps involved in the process and get a clear picture of what exactly you need to be done. Depending on the amount of work, the whole project can cost you a lot of money. Therefore, it is important that you do a proper research before selecting a contractor. You can then start looking for contractors that specialize in the kind of concrete work that you are planning for. In addition to doing your own research, it is also important to ask around and find out if there are any good contractors that people would recommend.

2.    Talk to Potential Contractors

After doing an extensive research and coming up with a list of shortlisted contractors in Austin, the second step is to talk to them. Explain in detail the kind of work you are expecting. After that, get the quotes from a number of contractors to get an idea of the pricing. Here are some important questions that can help you pick the right contractor from the bunch.

- How long has the company/contractor been in business?

- What kind of projects have they worked for in the past?

- Do they offer any guarantees?

- What kind of insurance do they have?

3.    Match Quotes and Timelines

After talking to potential contractors, the next step is to look at the information you have attained during your communication. Even though price is an important factor, it should not be the only deciding factor. Reason being, you have to ensure the quality of materials being used in the project as well as the duration in which the contractor will complete the project. Look at the quotes carefully, make sure there are no hidden costs associated and that the quote given represents the complete cost of the project.

4.    Pay Them a Visit

After you have chosen your contractor in Austin, it is a good idea to visit them at their worksite. This will give you a great example of the kind of work they are doing and the kind of material they use in their projects. In addition to that, you can also look around and check out some of the older projects that they have completed in Austin.

5.    Contract

After reaching a decision, ask your contractor to draw up a contract stating everything that is required to be done in the particular project. Make sure you read the contract carefully before signing it. 

In most cases, visiting the website of the contractor can give you a lot of information about the projects they have worked on, their licensure/insurance status etc. For example, you can find much of the needed information about concrete work and repairs on Integrity Paving Texas website-one of the most well-known concrete installers and repair technicians in Austin.

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Opportunities to Give Locally

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, and giving back to our community! The Austin area has many opportunities to get hands on, and help someone in need in time for the holidays.

The Central Texas Food Bank offers opportunities all the way up to the day before Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017. They also offer Cooperate Giving for your business to give as a whole. This year, they have received a matching gift challenge, so every $10 given, will provide 80 meals this holiday season! You can donate to that here.

One of a kind, Austin Empty Bowl Project, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on November 20th at the Central Texas Food Bank. It’s the perfect combination of food, art and community with all benefits going to children’s hunger programs including Central Texas Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and More. Attendees purchase a handcrafted bowl for $20, local restaurants fill it with soup and you stay and enjoy the music. As an added benefit you get to keep the bowl! You can also volunteer to help with the event!

One way to get involved and be physically active is the Thundercloud Sub’s Turkey Trot, benefiting Caritas on Thanksgiving Day! You can also volunteer to help with the event.  All proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin, which supports local refugees, low-income families, and homeless people. Thundercloud has raised more than $3.1 million for Caritas since the event began in 1991.

Each Thanksgiving, Operation Turkey organizes local teams of volunteers throughout a community to cook, prepare, package and deliver thousands of hot meals and provide other necessities to people in need. In 2016, Operation Turkey hand delivered more than 40,000 meals to the homeless and less fortunate in 13 official cities and 6 states. This year their goal is 50,000 meals with even more locations.

The organization is 100% volunteer, with no paid employees, allowing all funds raised to go toward the cost of preparing, packaging, and delivering meals. There are many options to donate your time and get involved with this mission.

Each year, Meals on Wheels has hundreds of home-bound Austin clients signed to receive holiday meals. Not only are you delivering their Thanksgiving meal, but you are also giving them the comfort and company everyone should have on Thanksgiving. Great for families and friends, sign up to deliver as many meals that day as you can handle.

As you finalize your Thanksgiving plans this year, consider volunteering, or making a donation towards one of these wonderful causes to help the need in our community. The holiday season is a great time to give thanks for what we have and share with others around us.

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How I Found the Right Asphalt Paving Contractor

How I Found the Right Asphalt Paving Contractor and Escaped the Evil Ones

I am a woman in my 40s and with my husband's help I have been running my own restaurant for more than a decade now. Just recently, I have had the parking lot in front of my restaurant fixed by Integrity Paving and Coatings in Pflugerville and I can’t thank them enough for the pristine job they have done. More importantly, they saved me from shelling out thousands of dollars to an evil contractor that was more interested in making money than fixing my asphalt parking lot for me. Here is why I will recommend Integrity Paving Texas to any restaurant, parking lot or business owner who is looking for paving, seal coating and painting contractors.

They Dealt with Sheer Honesty

So, the first thing that I was told by the first contractor, who I did not get the services from eventually, was that I should go for concrete paving. While concrete paving is a nice option I really did not feel I needed that. Not to mention the costs they had come up with had gone through the roof. On the other hand, the Integrity Paving professionals gave me an estimate on fixing the cracking and unsettled asphalt surfaces. When I asked them if I needed to have the whole parking lot done they told me that only the bad patches could be refilled with new asphalt and that is all I needed. My eventual savings were much more than a couple of thousands of dollars.

They Completed the Work on Time

My biggest concern with the whole project was how long it was going to take to get the work done. I did not want this inconvenience to last for too long because I am more than serious about customer convenience. The other contractor never gave me a deadline since he never stopped suggesting a new concrete installation, which I did not agree with. The Integrity Paving guys worked with lightning speed. I know my parking lot is not that big, but still they did not even take 2 days to complete the project.

They Were Insured and Licensed

While I am not the most knowledgeable person on asphalt paving and installation, I know this work involves some risky stuff to be done. I wanted to be on the safe side by knowing that my contractor had the right insurance if something went wrong. Integrity Paving Texas are true professionals that told me to rest assured on the insurance and licensing part.

They Used Great Materials

Once again, I still can’t look at or feel asphalt to tell you how good the material is, but they explained quite a bit to me. For me, asphalt was asphalt i.e. there was no low or high quality to it. These professionals told me how asphalt could be recycled over and over, and what affected the quality of asphalt. They explained everything to me and then performed the installation with the material that was best suited within my budget.

I am glad I chose the right people for the asphalt paving of my parking lot. As I prepare to expand my business, I am absolutely sure that only Integrity Paving and Coatings is going to do the asphalting for the extended part of my parking lot.  

-Brandi

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Parking Lot Striping Project in Austin at the Kenzie Apartments

Parking lot striping can send an impression to the potential customers that owners of the building are serious about its maintenance. If you have an apartment building or a commercial business with a parking lot that needs asphalt or concrete striping, Integrity Paving and Coatings is here to help you with that.

Apartment buildings with internal parking spaces need re-striping regularly, especially when they get a lot of traffic. The big challenge with big apartment buildings is that when there are multiple parking floors, it can take time to complete the project. This is where companies with a small team or those providing poor quality of service can make things worse. On the other hand, Integrity Paving and Coatings has the right team, tools, and technology to complete even the most complex and largest parking lot striping projects on time. This is what our team is doing with parking lot striping at Kenzie in the Domain area of Austin.

Take a look at how nice these apartments are!

parking lot striping

Integrity Paving and Coatings is headquartered in Pflugerville, but we regularly handle parking lot striping projects all over the Greater Austin are and we've provided Kenzie with such high quality of service that they will not pick any other service when they are considering a similar job in future!

Here are a few reasons why...

Reasons Why Integrity Paving and Coatings Will Be Kenzie’s Preferred Choice

  • They received a realistic estimate of the complete project whereas other companies never hesitate when it comes to charging too much for large projects.
  • The work was started on the decided day without any unnecessary delays.
  • All the workers on the project are professionals, and every piece of equipment is up-to-date with modern technological needs.
  • The workers were so fast with their work that they are about to complete the work well before the deadline!
  • Only the high-quality materials were used for concrete striping so the customer can rest assured for many years to come.

Why Concrete and Asphalt Striping Should Be Done Regularly for Apartments

Apartment buildings are one of the most lucrative forms of real estate investments. People who have this business understand the competition they have to face every day. Every little feature of your apartment building plays an important role in winning you new customers and impressing others who set foot in the buildings. From your washing areas to in-room amenities, and the facade of your building to the professional looking parking areas, everything matters for customers when they are looking for an apartment to live in whether it's in Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Buda, Lake Travis, or any of the other Greater Austin Areas. 

With a freshly striped parking lot, you can send an impression to the potential customers that owners of the building are serious about its maintenance. Not to mention, it is in human nature to feel proud of the place you live in. You can give a sense of pride to the dwellers of your apartments by making your parking lot look like new with some fresh striping. And when you have to park available on multiple floors, the effect of re-striping is even stronger. In addition to winning you new customers, such maintenance works are a great strategy for customer retention.

See the difference for yourself!

pflugerville parking lot striping company before and after

Now, if you have an apartment building or a commercial business with a parking lot that needs asphalt or concrete striping, Integrity Paving and Coatings is here to help you with that. We are also your one-stop-shop for all asphalt and concrete installation, maintenance and repair solutions. Our work repertoire also includes seal coating work to give your asphalt parking lots and tracks the strength and longevity you desire. 

Contact us today if you want a free quote on your parking lot striping project!

Integrity Paving and Coatings

Phone Number: (512) 853-9009

Email: support@integritypavingtexas.com

Address:

13630 Immanuel Rd., Suite D, Pflugerville, TX 78660

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The Madison at the Arboretum: Asphalt Repair Project in Austin, TX

The Madison Job: Asphalt Repair, Crack Filling, Seal Coating and Parking Lot Striping

Integrity Paving and Coatings Came to the Rescue!

Asphalt parking lots and driveways are always a favorite for commercial building owners. Not only does asphalt do a great job of hiding stains but the fact that asphalt is easy to repair also makes it a preferred choice of material for many business owners. Whether you have a private school, a gated community, a church or a hotel, Integrity Paving and Coatings has done all sorts of asphalt paving and repairs. Just recently, we completed a project involving repair, striping, and crack filling at Madison at the Arboretum (apartments) and we could not have been prouder of the work we have done!

The Madison at the Arboretum 

This particular job consisted of many different parts. The site required removal and replacement of asphalt, filling of cracks in the asphalt road, painting work in the parking lot, seal coating of the entire site, etc. 

 

·        Seal Coating

This was the major portion of the job with an area of 135,424 requiring seal coating. We chose the high-quality seal coating material to prevent water seepage into the surface and also made the area look much neater with a darker asphalt surface. We made sure to brush and blow the area clean for full effectiveness and benefits of the seal coat.

The Madison at the Arboretum asphalt repair in Austin

·        Parking Lot Stiping

A painted parking lot looks professionals providing car owners with marks to park their cars with ease. We repainted the old stripes and followed the standards of oil based traffic zone paint. The parking lot striping job included fire lane, speed bumps, parking lines and hash out. The parking lot looks great now with white paint shining on the newly sealed dark asphalt.

the madison parking lot striping in austin

·        Asphalt Repair

One of the things that make asphalt great is the ease of repair and affordability. We made straight cut lines in the areas where the filling was required. Areas of crack filling were emptied up to 2-inch and filled with new asphalt to make the road smoother. To maintain the longevity of the job, a binder was applied to the edges of the road. 

the madison parking lot seal coating in austin

·        Crack Filling

We pay attention to details even when it comes to filling cracks. Our workers got rid of any debris in the cracks to fill them with asphalt without leaving a millimeter of space or bubble in the cracks.

All in all, the client was able to turn the parking lot into a completely new one without breaking the bank.

Our Promise to You

At Integrity Paving and Coatings we take every job seriously no matter how small or big it is. We perform our duties with utmost care and give you the best advice to make the job light on your pocket. As a part of the industry for several years, we understand the ins and outs of asphalt repairs, striping and crack filling jobs. When you need an asphalt repair job, striping and repainting of your parking lot in the hands of professionals, Integrity Paving and Coatings is the place for you. 

Call us today for a free quote on your asphalt repair job in the Central Texas area: 512-853-9009

 

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Asphalt Paving in Austin, TX – What You Need to Know

Here's What You Need to Know About Asphalt Paving Around Austin and Central Texas

Whether you are looking to build a driveway, a parking lot or a racing circuit for recreational racing, asphalt has to be your first choice of material. Asphalt paving in Austin will be greatly beneficial for you because this material has so many qualities that no other material has been able to beat, even after several decades. It has sand, crushed rocks and many other aggregates in it, but a binder is required to keep all these aggregates together. Bitumen is the most commonly used binder with asphalt. There are different types of asphalt mixtures that you can choose from depending on your requirements.

If you are looking to get a driveway or parking lot job done, here is some useful information about asphalt paving in Austin to help you make the decision.

Asphalt vs. Concrete

Every time you search for different types of materials that you can select for your site's construction, you have two options: asphalt and concrete. While both the materials are amazingly strong and long-lasting, the upfront and long-term cost of asphalt is going to be lower than that of concrete. In most cases, you will get asphalt paving in Austin done for nearly 30% less money than concrete paving. It is also the top material choice for many people because the project can be completed quickly. Within a couple of days, your asphalt paving is ready for foot and wheeled traffic.

In addition to being ready for use, it also takes less time to do the actual asphalt paving. It can take several weeks to complete a medium sized concrete paving project whereas it will take only a couple of days to complete the same project using asphalt. While the length of the project depends on how you maintain both the materials, the complaints of spalling are not that common with asphalt roads. Asphalt repair in Austin is also cheaper than concrete repair. Not to mention, you can do much of the repair work for asphalt yourself whereas doing the same with concrete is nearly impossible.

While looks don’t have a big enough value to beat the functionalities of these two materials, they can still be mentioned. Finished asphalt driveways and parking lots are darker in color. This is a great characteristic of asphalt because oil spills and tire marks are not that easily visible on its darker surface.

The Intrinsic Benefits of Asphalt Paving

You don’t necessarily have to compare asphalt paving with concrete paving to know its benefits. It has many of its benefits that are compelling enough for you to pick it as your material of choice. First, as a business owner looking for pavement, parking lot or driveway, you want to make the best impression while saving your money. Depending on the size of the project, asphalt paving in Austin can save you thousands of dollars by the time of completion. Furthermore, the ongoing costs of maintenance and repairs are also quite affordable for asphalt paving.

One of the things that make asphalt the best material for roads is that it is safe. You can’t reach the smoothness level of this material with any other material. The smoother the surface of the road is the more traction a vehicle will get. Not to mention, the smooth asphalt roads are also great when it comes to rolling resistance. You are saving money on fuel when driving on smooth asphalt roads.

As a taxpayer, you will love to know that asphalt is saving you money as well. Today, the world is vehemently talking about the recyclability of materials and their impact on the environment. Asphalt is great in this department as well. It is recyclable, and in fact, it beats any other material in the US when it comes to recyclability. Americans are saving nearly $1.8 billion every year due to the recycling of asphalt. Moreover, when it comes to construction, workers can build one lane at a time using this material. This ensures traffic is still running on the road while the construction is going on.

There are three different types of asphalt, and you can choose one based on your requirements.

  • Cold Mix Asphalt

This is a unique mix in which the aggregates that asphalt comprises of don't undergo heating. There is a special bitumen emulsion that is put to use when constructing a road using this material. This special emulsion that comes from bitumen does it binding magic at the time of compaction process. This type of asphalt is highly recommended for roads that get a lot of traffic and closing the road for construction is not recommended.

  • Warm Mix Asphalt

This asphalt mix gets heated at up to 40-degree Celsius only. When workers are constructing roads with this material, it is easy for them to complete the job since the temperature of the mix is low. Once again, roads with a lot of traffic benefit from this material the most as the mix cool down faster, and the road is ready for traffic much quicker.

  • Hot Mix Asphalt

Producing this mix of asphalt required temperatures close to and higher than 150-degree Celsius. Roads, where there is not a lot of traffic, can be constructed using this mix. It is best that you talk to your paving company and take their suggestions on which type of asphalt will be best for your project.

Seal Coating for Asphalt Paving

One of the most important things you need to know before you go for asphalt paving from an asphalt paving company in Austin is seal coating. After an asphalt paving has been completed, a sealer is often layered over it to increase the life of paving. Keep in mind that high traffic, UV rays from the sun, rainfall, etc. are many of the factors that are constantly giving a beating to your asphalt paving. To add 5 to 10 more years of life to your paving, you need to go for seal coating. When you are looking a seal coating job, you need to know the different types of sealers available. Here are the available options for asphalt seal coating in Austin.

  • Fast Dry Sealers
  • Coal Tar Sealers
  • Emulsion Sealers

Each sealer has its advantages and disadvantages. However, your main deciding factor when choosing the sealer should be the warranty you get with the sealer. You can easily get 3 to 5 years warranty on the sealer. If you can get more warranty, don’t hesitate to go for it.

Choose the Right Company

The last and yet the most important thing to do before getting your asphalt paving done is to hire the right asphalt paving company in Austin. There are many but only a reliable and experienced company with success rate should be chosen. You should consider contacting a company that has asphalt and concrete installation, maintenance and repair services available in one place. It will save you a lot of money to get all the solutions in one place. Of course, when it comes to concrete and asphalt paving in Austin, Integrity Paving and Coatings is your best bet.

Call us today for a free quote: 512-853-9009

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Concrete Paving Repairs and Site Work

Concrete Paving Repairs and Site Work

Concrete is among the best options for constructing sidewalks, curbs, driveways, parking lots, etc. Often compared to asphalt, concrete has some advantages over asphalt and vice versa. There is no doubt that these are the two most durable and suitable materials for driveways, parking lots and any other types of pavements. They both need some maintenance as the time passes but can take a lot of beating from foot traffic, vehicles and weather. Let us compare both the materials and see why people would pick any of them.

A Comparison between Concrete and Asphalt

·       Esthetic Differences or Similarities

Beauty is not a subject when comparing the two materials. Their aesthetics rely on practicality and application. When there is no special treatment given, concrete has a lighter and asphalt as a darker color. A dark color is better since it makes the stains from oil spills and tires less noticeable. However, the coloring and shading options with concrete give it the upper hand. You will never see asphalt in any other color than grayish black. On the other hand, you can add the color of your choice t concrete pavements. You can add a tint to make your concrete pavement, patio or curb look pinkish or yellowish.

There are different finishes that you can get with concrete such as exposed aggregate or the more liked brushed finish.

site work around austin and central texas

·       Maintenance Costs

One of the deciding factors for people to pick concrete or asphalt is their maintenance cost. In general, asphalt requires more regular maintenance works than concrete does. For example, you have to get it sealed within a year of its first installation. You have to seal it regularly after nearly every two years after that too. The good thing about sealing is that it helps your asphalt surface live a longer life. On the other hand, concrete does not require sealing that often. The major concern that needs to be taken care of by sealing the concrete surface is staining.

Filling cracks in a concrete pavement is not that easy. It won’t be possible for a non-professional to fill the cracks in a concrete pavement on their own. When there are pits and cracks on a concrete driveway, curb or parking lot, concrete paving and repairing professionals have to be called for assistance. In fact, the newly installed patchwork will be visible. Asphalt rework is easy, and you can take the DIY route. The costs are not high for repairing asphalt surface.

·       Handling Weather and Climate

Both the materials have their advantages and disadvantages in varied climates. In most cases, regions, where the climate is cold, are more inclined towards asphalt and regions with hot climates prefer concrete. The reason behind this is that asphalt tends to melt and become soft in scorching weather conditions, which can result in complete deformation of the asphalt surface. As for concrete, it is not affected by heat but is prone to cracks in colder climates. Concrete is the least demanded material in places where snowfall is common because it can take a lot of damage during the defrosting period.

·       The Upfront Costs and Expenses

The costs of installing concrete pavements will be higher compared to asphalt pavements. The cost per square foot is almost always higher for concrete. Asphalt's cost can also go up or down with crude oil prices, but it remains more affordable than concrete irrespective of the fluctuations. However, you have to consider the maintenance costs of both to know your overall expenses. Keep in mind that you are not installing these materials for 2 or 3 years. You expect them to not require a new installation for 20 to 40 years. This reason is why you should consider the long-term costs as well.

Costs of concrete pavements can go high depending on the finishes as well. The more difficult the finish is, the more it will cost you to have a concrete pavement. However, if certain aesthetics of the driveway, curb or sidewalk is your requirement, concrete is your only option.

concrete paving and repairs around austin and central texas

·       The Efficiency

A point often ignored while comparing the two is efficiency. Several studies focus on the smoothness of asphalt and concrete and their effects on fuel efficiency. Both the materials can be made smoother or rougher. With concrete pavements, the finish decides the roughness or smoothness of the surface. The conclusion that most researchers reach is that the rougher a surface is the more resistance it will offer to the vehicles. The more resistance there is, the more fuel the vehicles will consume. This reason is why several states have strict standards on the smoothness of the roads.

·       Versatility

Asphalt has not come close to concrete in this particular area. When it comes to versatility, concrete has to be your pick any day. With many finishes and touches available for concrete, most homeowners would pick it for their driveway and patio. Commercial buildings that desire brand recognition would also go for concrete parking lots to look different. With concrete, you have the options such as engraving, stamping, and stenciling available for the final touches. Professional construction companies can even tint the concrete to make it go along a brand’s specific colors.

Top Reasons to Choose Concrete over Asphalt

You can find a detailed comparison of both the materials above. However, if you have been considering concrete as your option, here are some solid reasons to go for it.

  • The long term costs
  • Low maintenance over the years
  • Versatility
  • Numerous finish options
  • Longer life (up to 40 years)
  • Suitability for hotter climates
  • Light reflectance (it reflects more light and reduces the expenses of electricity)
  • Recyclability

If you did not know, concrete is known for being one of the best recyclable materials out there. Almost 100% of the concrete used to make pavements, curbs, parking lots, driveways, etc. can be recycled. This recycled concrete can then be used to construct roads and pavements again, which means you will have the mental satisfaction when choosing concrete that you are an environmental friendly entity.

Choosing the Right Concrete Paving and Repair Professionals 

After reading all the information above, you must have gotten a clear idea of how good concrete is, what its advantages are and how you need to maintain it in good condition over the years. The most important thing for you to know when your concrete pavement needs work is to call the professionals. We advise you not to try to fill the cracks on your own. Concrete is an entirely different material from asphalt when it comes to the construction process.

Setting concrete in place and obtaining maximum strength requires proper mixing of the materials in accurate proportions. Not doing so will result in an unsightly patchwork that becomes loose within a few days. If you are in Texas and looking for paving and repair professionals for your parking lots, pavements, site work, car stops, etc. then Integrity Paving Texas is here to help you. Get in touch with us at 512-853-9009, or you can visit our website at https://www.integritypavingtexas.com/ to know more about our services.

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The Importance of Seal Coating Your Parking Lot Asphalt

before seal coating your parking lot

Seal coating your parking lot is a relatively inexpensive way to protect your investment as your parking lot is likely comprised mostly of asphalt and asphalt is prone to wear and tear over time. UV rays from the sun, rainwater, and extreme traffic can harm the quality of your asphalt pavement or driveway, leaving cracks. Once the integrity of the asphalt is compromised, you have no choice but to have it repaired. However, you can avoid all these issues with regular maintenance such as seal coating your parking lot asphalt. You can protect the integrity of your asphalt structure and derive maximum value.

Well, you may wonder why you should opt for seal coating. Here are some reasons:

• Keep the asphalt safe from sun and rain
• Protect the asphalt against oil and gas spillage
• Reduce cracks
• Prevent deterioration

The best way to do so is to seal coat the surface. Seal coating protects the binder from deteriorating faster by blocking out the harmful elements. Apart from protecting and increasing the life span of an asphalt surface, seal coating is also used for aesthetic purposes as well. It can give your driveway or parking lot a fine black finish – highlighting those white lines to become vibrant and prominent than ever. Moreover, it also makes your driveway or parking lot slip resistant.

Seal coating is basically acrylics or bituminous based products and are always in thick liquid form when mixed with silica sand, water, various proprietary fillers, polymer additives, etc. The coat is applied using highly powered machines that spray or brush it on the surface. Such a coat on your driveway or parking lot helps save the binder and enhances its aesthetic appearance for about 2-3 years. This is an investment that saves you from paying thousands of dollars for getting new pavements constructed.

 

There are certain factors that should be considered while applying the seal coat on the pavement in order to ensure the coat maximizes the protection and lasts for a significant period of time. Here are important things you must keep in mind:

• You must make sure that at least two coats are applied for optimum performance
• Do not apply during rainy season or when rain is predicted in the next 24 hours as all that water will wash away the liquid and would not allow it to adequately dry.
• Apply only when the temperature is nearly 50 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to increase or stay the same for at least 24 hours. If the temperature falls below 50 Fahrenheit, applying the seal would do no good as the coat would not dry properly. This would, in fact, make your pavement look bad.
• Once the coat is applied, no foot or vehicle traffic should be allowed for at least 24 hours.

Applying seal coating every two to three years will help you prolong the life of your asphalt pavement and since this coat is far cheaper than what constructing a new pavement would cost, opting for it is a wise decision indeed. Moreover, since this coat gives your driveway a good overall look, it will also help increase the value of your real estate. Also, if you live in a region with cold and snowy climate, the black seal coated pavement would help you get rid of the snow easily. This is because the color would absorb the heat, which would then be used to melt the snow quickly. So shoveling snow would not be a big problem for you.

Now that you know what a seal coat can do to your pavement, you must understand what it cannot do as this just as important. If you think the seal coat will not let your pavement deteriorate, think again. Seal coating will only prolong its durability by slowing down time-related wear and tear and deterioration.

Since this is not a construction process, it would not have any effect on the texture of the pavement. Moreover, if there is any sort of defect or bumps or potholes in your driveway, do not expect the seal coat to magically repair it. If the pavement is severely damaged, a seal coat can help a bit to make it look better, but that would not be a wise option as it would be temporary and the damaged parts will become visible again. Seal coating would not level bumps or depressions in the pavement and would not repair the pavement in any way.

A decent seal coat comes with a number of additives, which is what makes it last long, durable, easy to apply and highly reliable. You should make sure you go for the best seal coating service as it would have the materials that would:

• Toughen the coat
• Bring a dark color
• Prevent tire marks and foot prints
• Dry the coat faster
• Keep the asphalt pavement intact

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However, you must also understand that the materials and additives used in seal coating your parking lot make it impossible to apply it in poor weather conditions. Also, no matter how high grade the seal coat is you will never be able to professionally apply it to your pavement without the use of the right tools and machines.

Choosing a good contractor to use for seal coating your parking lot or driveway is as important as choosing the best quality seal coat. There are hundreds of contractors out there. While this is a bargaining edge to some customers, most people find it even more confusing as choosing the best product can become quite daunting.

However, if you are looking for a credible, trusted and reliable company with streamlined experience in asphalt paving, sealing, and repairing to hire for seal coating your parking lot - look no further as you have landed on the right page.

Integrity Paving and Coatings has been in the seal coating and asphalt paving/repairing business for many years and has been providing its customers with high quality and more than satisfying services. We understand how important yet difficult it is to maintain a driveway or parking lot as it is the welcome mat for a home. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals that will come prepared will all the necessary equipment to inspect your land and will offer you the best possible solutions.

We at Integrity Paving and Coatings make sure you remain up to date with the entire process while we're seal coating your parking lot – we believe there is nothing more important than being transparent and highly responsive in every aspect of the job. Our unmatched services will also prevent hairline cracks that are caused by the repeating process of expansion and contraction, preventing your pavement from becoming larger and highly noticeable cracks. No matter where you reside or how poorly maintained your driveway is, we will be more than willing to help you with affordable packages. We offer our services throughout Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Marble Falls, Killeen, and all of Central Texas, from San Antonio to Waco.

Our affordable services of seal coating your parking lot will give your pavement an eye-catching look and will save it from deteriorating for at least two years. No matter the size of your project, our team will work on a timely-basis, ensuring there is no hassle – brining you results you could not have imagined.

We’re currently running a parking lot seal coating and striping promotion through September! You can give us a call at (512) 853-9009 or email us at support@integritypavingtexas.com for further information or to book an appointment! Feel free to visit our website integritypavingtexas.com.
Source: forconstructionpros.com.

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The Importance of Asphalt Pothole Repair

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Property maintenance isn’t high on your priority list but it is definitely something that needs your attention. Failing to preserve the interior and exterior of your apartments or building not only creates a poor perception of your business, but also can create bigger issues. If the asphalt or concrete on your property is not accurately maintained it can cost you in the long run, so repairing before the raining, winter weather hits in full force will save you!

Asphalt pothole repair can improve your curb appeal and safety along with reducing your costs from more extensive repairs. The parking lot pavement and concrete on the exterior of your complexes are the first thing potential residences, partners, vendors and current tenants see. You want to make a great first impression with the appearance of a well-cared for property. Repairing the potholes will help with your curb appeal and more importantly, the safety of your parking lot. Drivers and pedestrians visiting your property could injure themselves or cause costly damage to their vehicles. On the functional side, repairing the potholes will prevent more water from breaking down the asphalt further, creating bigger, more costly damage.

See repairing a small pothole doesn’t sound so bad when it can save you from personal injury claims, auto damages and the loss of future residences, vendors, and partners?

Now is the time to have this preventative work done for your property with what is left in your 2106 Budget. This winter in Austin looks to be a wet one and the rain will only continue to damage your asphalt and concrete. Call in the experts at Integrity Paving and Coatings to get your exterior in shape before the new year!

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