Dykes Paving Blog

When Should You Seal Coat Your Asphalt Parking Lot?

As a business owner, you want your asphalt parking lot to make a good impression on your customers with a smooth, nice-looking pavement. That requires seal coating from time to time to ensure that it maintains its good appearance and performance.

How is Asphalt Made?

Asphalt is one of the most commonly used paving materials in the world with over 400 million tons produced annually in the U.S. alone, according to the National Asphalt Paving Association. It is also the most recycled paving material (known as RAP) with one hundred percent of the recovered material returned to the paving cycle when […]

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 […]

4 Tips to Prepare Your Asphalt For Winter Weather

Winter weather requires careful preparation for your home’s (or business’s) exterior and landscaping. However, when preparing for the cold your asphalt shouldn’t be ignored. Asphalt is also vulnerable to the cold and careful preparation is required to avoid damage, injury, and expensive repairs. When preparing for the winter keep the following four tips in mind. […]

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 […]