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6 Types of Winter Road Hazards

We’re almost halfway through winter and it’s been a cold one for much of the country. When temperatures drop, snow falls, and ice forms, they can all cause road hazards for both vehicles and pedestrians. Here, our asphalt paving company shares some of the most common types of winter road hazards you should be aware of.

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How Pavement Reacts to Temperature Changes

Pavement is an incredibly durable material that can withstand thousands of pounds of weight, but it also has its vulnerabilities. Many areas of the country experience extreme temperature differences throughout the year that take its toll on paved highways, roads, parking lots, walkways, and more. Here, our asphalt paving company shares what happens over time.

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How to Protect Hardscapes in the Winter

Winter can be a pretty unpredictable season – you may get 12 inches of snow one year and 45 inches the next. But no matter how bad the weather is, it can take a toll on your paved surfaces. When snow and ice melt, water tends to seep into the cracks of hardscapes. Then, when it gets cold again, the water freezes and expands, causing potential damage like holes, larger cracks, buckles, and more.

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A Complete History of Concrete

While concrete is used in a wide variety of today’s applications, many people don’t know the full history behind the material. Our patio paver installation company came across an interesting and in-depth article by Popular Mechanics that explains how the material came into existence and takes a look at its future.

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The Bad News About Modern Roads…

When someone says “climate change,” the images that pop into your head probably include rising sea levels or melting glaciers, but one that probably doesn’t phase you is melting roadways. In a recent study by Arizona State University, researchers found that today’s roadways aren’t equipped to deal with a warmer climate.

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5 Landscaping Ideas That Use Stones

Whether you just moved into your new home or you want to revise your current landscaping, our asphalt paving company has some great suggestions for stone usage. Because stones come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, they’re a great creative element for landscaping your front or back yard. Here are some ideas for your home.

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The Benefits of a Career in the Asphalt Industry

Are you interested in a career, not just a job, consider the benefits of joining the asphalt industry. There are many different benefits to working at an asphalt paving company. Here are just a few.

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10 Ways to Upgrade Your Patio This Summer

Summer is officially here and at our paver installation company, we know you’re going to be using your patio for relaxing nights, holiday parties, get-togethers, and more. Whether your patio is dated or it’s just plain, we have some great ways you can upgrade it for the season.

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How to Clean Asphalt and Concrete

If you have a concrete or asphalt driveway or patio, chances are it’s become pretty dirty over the years. Luckily, cleaning it is easy and only requires a few tools. Here, our asphalt paving experts explain how to deep clean your asphalt and concrete.

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Keep Your Asphalt Looking Great with a Maintenance Plan

At Mr. Pavement, we know that a parking lot or driveway is a big investment and keeping it in great shape is important. That’s why our asphalt paving experts suggest developing a maintenance plan. With regular maintenance and upkeep, you can extend the lifespan of your asphalt, maintain its quality condition, and keep it looking like new.

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