Dykes Paving Blog

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 […]


How Does The Seasonal Changes Affect Asphalt

Asphalt may seem incredibly strong – and it is for the most part – but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its weaknesses. This is especially true as the seasons change due to the fact that asphalt is sensitive to both cold and hot temperatures. Because of this, it’s incredibly important that you take […]


Important Reasons To Keep Your Business Parking Lot Clean

Your parking lot is one of the first things that people will see when visiting your business. If it is filled with litter and/or other debris, it is certain to make the wrong impression. Moreover, poorly maintained asphalt is far more likely to deteriorate before its time than is asphalt that is diligently cleaned. It […]


Why True Professionals are best for Commercial Pavement Issues

Cracked or uneven parking lot paving isn’t just an eyesore; it’s a threat to your customers, your inventory, and your bottom line. If you leave parking lot damage unattended, customers won’t want to risk driving on it, and will quickly flock to your competitors. An uneven parking lot also makes it more difficult for suppliers and […]


Reducing Safety Hazards With Resurfacing and Rehabilitation

Many Atlanta area businesses require the use of large parking facilities to accommodate both customers and employees. The volume, concentration, and vehicle-pedestrian mix typical of large, commercial parking lots, however, creates major safety hazards. Slip and fall accidents are also very common in parking facilities and can lead to serious injuries as well as expensive lawsuits. While […]


The Dangers of Sealcoating

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) may seem an odd place to begin a discussion about asphalt, but the USGS deals with hazards to health such as volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and sealcoating. Yes, sealcoating of asphalt is a major health hazard, according to the USGS, because of the risk of exposure to cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic […]


Parking Lot Drainage

When building or repairing a parking lot, drainage is a critical issue. An improperly paved lot that leaves pools of standing water after a rain can result in problems for drivers and pedestrians as well as for the businesses that rely on the lot. Water allowed to stand for lengths of time in one place […]


Fatigue Cracking in Asphalt

Fatigue cracking is that cracking and chipping we see on our roads almost anywhere we go. It seems to be quite harmless but a smart road manager knows this is a sign that the pavement is on its way to failure. Fatigue cracking in asphalt is generally recognizable by what’s known as alligator cracking, so […]


History Of Asphalt Roads In The US

Asphalt occurs naturally as rock asphalt that is a mixture of sand, limestone and asphalt and also occur in asphalt lakes. Today, most of the asphalt comes from crude oil as a by-product of the refinery of crude oil. Today, over ninety percent of US roads are made of a mixture of asphalt and other […]


Reusing Broken Concrete

Recycling your concrete can be a great way to re-purpose old parking lots or driveways, without needing to invest in a brand new paving project for something new. The process works by taking out what is currently installed by breaking it up into small pieces. The concrete, or asphalt, is then taken to a different […]