Dykes Paving Blog

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 […]


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. […]