Dykes Paving Blog

The Benefits of Our Gatorflex Cold Patch Material

What Is Our Gatorflex Cold Patch Material? You need to perform your pothole repairs as soon as possible. In part, this is because existing cracks and crevices in the asphalt can cause it to deteriorate at a faster pace by letting in gas, water, and other potential contaminants. However, it should be noted that potholes […]


Fall Maintenance to Prepare Your Pavement for Winter Weather

With the falling of the leaves, so to is the mercury, indicating that winter is already on its way. Now is the time to start performing asphalt maintenance to get your paved surfaces ready for the winter onslaught of snow, ice, road salt and frigid temperatures. Winter’s already got enough hazards, you don’t want your parking […]


Tips For Maintaining Your Parking Lot

Take a good look at your parking lot, what does it say about your business? Just as the front yard is the first part of a home that a prospective buyer sees, your parking lot is the first part of your business that you customers will see. This is where you make your first impression. […]


Summer Weather Wreaks Havoc on Roads

When most people think of the weather-damaged highways, they think of winter potholes, caused by the relentless freeze-thaw cycles of our nation’s northern roads. The fact is, however, that extreme summer heat can do severe damage to asphalt roads as well. Just this past June, in the St. Paul suburb of Little Canada, cars were […]


How Your Pavement Impacts Your Property Value

Several factors affect your commercial property value. One of those factors is the aesthetic appeal of the property. If you have a lot of pavement – usually in the form of a parking lot – it can have an impact on your property value. Whether it’s a positive or negative impact, is up to you. […]


Choosing The Right Asphalt Mix

Repairing asphalt comes with far more considerations than most people think. For a property owner, the ideal situation is to have the asphalt look as good as new. Also, it should stay looking that way for as long as possible. Using the wrong mix can lead to early problems, premature wear and tear, and more […]


Factors To Consider in the Price of Paving For Your Lot

The price of paving a parking lot varies from one market to another. For a 50,000 square feet parking lot in Atlanta, the cost averages between $1.25 and $1.5 per square foot – this price applies to 1 ½ to 2 inch compacted overlays. Cost is also dependent on the following factors: Alligator cracking If […]


Sealcoating Challenges in the Winter

Anyone who knows anything about sealcoat understands the importance of temperature to ensuring it dries properly. With the cool Atlanta winter in full swing, you need experienced professionals to lay down the correct sealcoat to withstand the cold night air and moderately warm days. The Process of Applying Sealcoat that Lasts Laying down sealcoat to bind with asphalt requires knowledge of the complex […]


Winter Asphalt Maintenance Solutions

Chilly winter season is the time for snowfall, and places like sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways become filled with snow. The asphalt is one area that snow hits very hard, making it a very complicated situation to deal with. When an asphalt surface is exposed to snow, in addition to normal wear and tear, it can break […]


Patching Up Potholes With Cold Mix Asphalt

Temperature fluctuations, snowfall, and plowing are all hard on asphalt paving. Over time these extreme temperature swings coupled with the everyday wear-and-tear from vehicles can cause asphalt to develop fissures or even dangerous potholes. These potholes are bad enough in their own right, but when left untreated they can create even larger vulnerabilities. So, when are […]