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Residential Paving: Asphalt, Concrete or Gravel?

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?”

6 Ways to Protect Your Paving Investment

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”

The 4 Most Common Post-Winter Pavement Repairs

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”

Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Asphalt: 108 Years of Repaving

Recently, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s president, J. Douglas Bowles, posted a core sample of the track’s surface. The track has seen several major repavings and resurfacings over the many years, and this sample impressively shows those off. The timeline of work, spanning over 100 years, is remarkable to see and definitely worth checking out here. Continue reading “Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Asphalt: 108 Years of Repaving”

Keep Your Commercial Parking Lot Safe This Winter

Here in Indiana we’ve been experiencing freezing temperatures, ice and snow recently. Once you venture back out into the world, after hibernating during the blizzard, one of the most dangerous places to navigate is a parking lot. Slippery asphalt and sidewalks increase the possibility of car accidents and falls. The difference between a well-plowed commercial lot and one packed with snow and ice is stark. As a business owner, your unplowed commercial lot not only reflects poorly on your business, it presents a safety issue and a legal liability. The following tips will help you keep your parking lot and your organization safe and free from personal injury lawsuits. Continue reading “Keep Your Commercial Parking Lot Safe This Winter”

Holiday Parking Lots: How To Stay Safe

‘Tis the season. The season for spending time with loved ones, for cheer and goodwill towards man. However, in one particular arena, holiday pressure can get the best of us, and all our goodwill goes out the window: the parking lot. Parking lots seem to embody all the negatives of this time of year: crowds, conflict, stress. It’s a hazardous holiday cocktail. We’ve put together some safety tips for surviving the parking lot craziness. Continue reading “Holiday Parking Lots: How To Stay Safe”

Patching Potholes

Potholes are particularly common in the winter months, and sometimes it seems like the same ones return annually. Water seeps into cracks in asphalt; then when that water goes through freeze-thaw cycles, it causes structural damage and can result in a pothole. When the same potholes seem to come back every year, though, that is the result of a shoddy repair job. The following are six steps for patching a pothole in order to ensure a long repair life. Continue reading “Patching Potholes”