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Can You Lay Asphalt in the Rain?

Asphalt is a term that refers to all mixtures of aggregate (crushed rock) and the petrochemical product bitumen. These products comprise hot-mix and cold-mix asphalt and Macadam, which is also known as tar-chip paving. Cold-mix asphalt is mixed with water and a chemical emulsifier. It doesn’t need the heating necessary in hot-mix, nevertheless takes about […]

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Do it Yourself Tar & Chip

The expression “tar-and-chip” is a shorthand term that refers to a paving surface made from asphalt (liquid form) and stone. Though the name “tar-and-chip” might not be familiar to you, you almost certainly have seen driveways and roads built this way. The more common choices are materials such as concrete, gravel, pavers or asphalt are being used in […]

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How to Start Sealcoating Business

One of the in-demand business entities nowadays is the so-called seal coating business. Over the decades the value of pavement maintenance through seal coating and other methods has been established and has every chance of maintaining its momentum in the future, as more and more property owners recognize its value in the preservation and protection […]

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What kind of Paint to use on Asphalt

Whether you’re painting lines in a parking lot or you want to add an area for basketball to your asphalt driveway, you must carefully choose the paint you’ll use. Asphalt is a semi-flexible paving surface that will not allow many types of paint to stick. If you choose the wrong paint for your asphalt, all […]

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How long does it take for parking lot paint to dry?

For short answer typical drying time is 30 minutes, however, traffic should remain off the lot for at least one full hour. The drying time is also affected by the type of traffic paints. In the broadest of terms, there are two basic types of traffic paints: waterborne and solvent based. Overall, waterborne is more […]

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