Multi-use trails have become an essential part of urban living. Here in Indianapolis, we have the popular Monon Rail Trail, which intersects the city and stretches all the way to Westfield in the north. These facilities allow easy public access to green spaces and promote physical activity and alternative modes of transportation, such as running and biking.
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Your commercial parking lot is an incredibly important business tool. Your parking lot offers the first impression of your business to your customers and facilitates the flow of those customers to your doors. Because of this, it is important to make the most effective use of that space. You want to accommodate as many cars as possible while maintaining safety, usability and aesthetics. In this blog post, we offer four tips to help you accomplish this and maximize your parking lot square footage.
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Many business owners and construction companies apply a break/fix model to paving. They wait for damage to occur and then make reactive repairs as the asphalt steadily deteriorates. At DC Construction Services, we take a fundamentally different approach. We treat your asphalt like the investment it is, championing pavement management and preventative maintenance to extend the life of your commercial parking lot. We want you to get the most bang for your buck. To do so, follow these tips for spending your paving budget effectively.
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It’s sealcoating season. If you haven’t already, you should consider undergoing this essential preventative maintenance for your commercial asphalt parking lot. Sealcoating is a treatment that restores the aesthetic and structural integrity of your asphalt and prevents further deterioration. Sealers, emulsions that combine asphalt or refined coal tar with clay, mineral fillers and water are applied to your lot to create a sleek, black protective layer over the asphalt. Continue reading “The Importance of Sealcoating”
April showers bring May flowers; however, spring rain may have additional, adverse consequences for your asphalt parking lot. In a previous blog post, we discussed how the freeze-thaw cycle leads to cracks and damaged asphalt in the winter. However, precipitation in the warmer months, as harmless as it may seem, can lead to damage too. Continue reading “How Does Spring Rain Affect Your Asphalt Parking Lot?”
They say, “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” But they also say, “First impressions count.” Your business’s exterior is your first impression. Before potential customers even walk through the door, they form judgments based on the state of your storefront, your signage, your landscaping and, of course, your parking lot. Spring is the perfect time to refresh, improve your curb appeal and take advantage of every opportunity to impress potential customers. Continue reading “5 Steps to Improve Your Business’s Curb Appeal”
When constructing or refurbishing your home, don’t overlook the driveway. Your driveway provides one of the first aesthetic elements a visitor will notice, dictates the experience you will have every time you arrive home and performs an important functional role in your day-to-day life. The material you choose for your driveway seriously impacts its aesthetics and functionality. Should you opt for asphalt, concrete or gravel? Let’s weigh the advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “Residential Paving: Asphalt, Concrete or Gravel?”
When it comes to extending the life of your asphalt pavement, proper installation, regular maintenance and appropriate repairs are key. You don’t want your investment to deteriorate in a few years with potholes and alligator cracks. DC Construction Services provides expert care and maintenance to ensure that your pavement, residential or commercial, lasts. The following are 6 important ways to protect your new asphalt investment. Continue reading “6 Ways to Protect Your Paving Investment”
Commercial parking lot maintenance is an incredibly important, but admittedly not always thrilling, topic. So we understand why many business owners may not want to think about maintenance before they absolutely have to. However, if some recent asphalt damage has suddenly reminded you to take care of your parking lot, it’s already too late. Continue reading “An Annual Maintenance Plan: Why It’s Important”
Believe it or not, spring is finally (almost) here. We know that snowstorms in March are not unheard of—particularly in Indiana—but that very last thaw should be upon us soon. As the last of the winter mix melts away, it’s important to assess the state of your commercial parking lot. Winter tends to wreak havoc on asphalt. With the continuous ice and snow of the winter months, it can be difficult to fully examine your lot, and many repairs would be futile or impossible with another winter storm on the horizon. This beginning of spring is the perfect time to inspect your commercial parking lot, inventory the damage and move forward with a targeted maintenance plan. The following are 4 common issues to look out for when evaluating your commercial lot post-winter. Continue reading “The 4 Most Common Post-Winter Pavement Repairs”