Dykes Paving Blog

The Longterm Value of Milling Your Asphalt

For business and property owners, understanding the long-term value of milling your existing asphalt pavement is crucial to getting the most from your investment. While many understand that milling the current surface provides for a recycled and sustainable product, few understand how this directly translates into a long-term value proposition for the business. Direct Value Of Reusing Existing […]


Tips for Property Managers: Pavement & Parking Lot Maintenance

A good property manager has a keen eye for how the property affects residents and guests. Few things have quite as big an impact as the state of the parking lot. A well-maintained parking lot gives a strong first impression and enhances convenience for everyone. When your parking lot is maintained well, it shows you […]


The Paving Choice for Your LEED Projects

Dykes Paving has over 30 years of experience in the development and use of recycled materials for their paving projects. Their materials meet industry standards, are strong, affordable, and meet LEED certification for associated credits. The use of recycled construction materials in your pavement projects allows the opportunity to protect the environment, reduce the use […]


All About Using Recycled Pavement

According to the both National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Federal Highway Administration, recycled pavement is the most used recycled material in the country and it is easy to see why. Recycled materials offer a cost effective, environmentally sustainable alternative to using newer cold and hot mix materials. It is also an effective means of generating […]


Understanding The Cost of New Parking Lot Construction

When it comes to parking lot construction, one question dominates- how much does a parking structure cost? A quick answer in the form of $X per space is anticipated but the correct answer requires comprehensive information. A short answer provides a possibility of error: an overestimate or underestimate. An overestimate can kill the project while […]


Top 5 Reasons Why Your Asphalt Pavement Is Cracked

Is your asphalt cracked and worn out? Then it’s time for repairs. First, it’s best to understand why your pavement  is cracking – you don’t want to have to repair it again next year. Here’s the top five reasons your pavement is cracked, and what to troubleshoot. Alligator cracking means too much stress. The most […]


Tips For Safely Cleaning Asphalt

Spring is here and summer is around the corner, which means it’s the time for asphalt maintenance. With the winter thaw done your asphalt might need to be cleaned, not only to keep ugly stains and tracks off your commercial property, but also to help maintain your pavement and keep it free of oil slicks […]


Spring Tips for Pavement Maintenance

Every business can benefit from a good pavement maintenance strategy. When the weather starts getting warmer after winter, it’s time to prepare for spring and the natural expansion of elements below the surface. Here are some tips to prepare your pavement for the spring season. Tip #1 Patch the pavement. This will fix potholes and other […]


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 […]