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6 Big Mistakes Most People Make with Asphalt Sealcoating

Your asphalt has seen better days, and you can’t help but think about when it was freshly paved and had a beautiful finish. Now its color has faded, and there are other signs of aging you want to address, like cracks or small holes.

For homeowners looking to save money on routine maintenance of paved surfaces around their homes or commercial business owners and managers tasked with keeping vast parking lots and access driveways in shape, going the do-it-yourself route with asphalt sealcoating seems like a great idea at first.

The truth is that driveway sealing and applying seal coat to asphalt in your parking lots can cause many headaches—and waste your valuable time and money—when done poorly. There are some common, big mistakes non-professionals make when attempting to renew the paved surfaces in their care, and we want to help you prevent that from happening.

At Lyons & Hohl, we have seen many seal coat catastrophes that required repaving to fix them. So, we know how important it is to have a paving professional come and look at your asphalt before deciding how to repair it. Don’t let overconfidence with seal coat cost you more than you should be spending. Instead, speak with the professionals today to help you learn about your options for asphalt repairs before you encounter any of these issues with sealcoating! Continue reading “6 Big Mistakes Most People Make with Asphalt Sealcoating”

Are You Curious About the Difference Between Asphalt Paving and Sealcoating?

A newly paved driveway’s smooth, black texture is great for curb appeal and always makes a fabulous first impression. But, just like everything else, asphalt pavement deteriorates over time due to vehicle traffic and extreme weather conditions such as intense sun, freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. Other environmental factors, such as road salt, engine oil, and gasoline, are also harmful to the pavement.

Eventually, your asphalt pavement will need to be repaired or replaced. That’s when homeowners typically begin looking for paving services like asphalt paving or sealcoating.

At Lyons & Hohl, we have seen homeowners who try to seal coat their driveway only to discover the real solution to their asphalt issues was paving all along. So, what’s the difference between asphalt paving and sealcoating, and which one is suitable for your driveway? In today’s post, we break down the differences and offer tips to help you decide. Continue reading “Are You Curious About the Difference Between Asphalt Paving and Sealcoating?”

5 Things You Need to Keep Your Commercial Parking Lot Safe

Parking lots are more than an essential business need. They are often the first point of contact your business has with customers, so if the asphalt paving is unsightly and unsafe, your business suffers. The place you make available for customers to park also represents how well your business is maintained. A commercial parking lot in poor condition will tell your clients that you do not take pride in your business or that they will not be safe on your property.

Since 1978, the professionals at Lyons & Hohl Paving have been helping business owners like you with parking lot paving, repair, and resurfacing for a safe and beautiful entry point for your customers. Hiring a professional paving company can fix parking lot deterioration issues caused by traffic, inclement weather, or drainage issues. We can help update your parking lot and look its best for years to come.

Keep your customers coming back by following these five tips to keep your existing parking lot good. Then, contact us for a free quote to ensure your commercial property is safe and secure for all. Continue reading “5 Things You Need to Keep Your Commercial Parking Lot Safe”

If You See These 5 Signs—It’s Not Too Late! Replace Your Businesses’ Asphalt Driveway Today!

Your driveway is one of the first things your customer sees when they visit your business, so you need it to make a good impression. As a business owner, you know if you have a cracked, uneven driveway, this can give your customer a negative impression of your business or even cost you the customer!

When properly cared for and resealed every two to three years, asphalt can last for about 15 to 20 years. Still, no matter how often you maintain your asphalt, you cannot prevent freezing temperatures, ground movement, stubborn plants, or other conditions that affect your driveway. For these reasons, you need the commercial paving experts at Lyons & Hohl Paving.

Your asphalt driveway is not immune to damages. At Lyons & Hohl, we want your customers to see a beautiful driveway as they approach your business, not a cracked asphalt mosaic. From cracks to potholes, several things can not only damage the aesthetic appeal of your driveway but also damage its structural integrity. Continue reading “If You See These 5 Signs—It’s Not Too Late! Replace Your Businesses’ Asphalt Driveway Today!”

Learn the Answers to Your Top Questions about Parking Lot Depreciation

A parking lot is an essential asset to any business and is often one of your customers’ first interactions with your company. As a smart business owner, you know that maintaining your parking area by using a professional paving contractor is essential to providing a positive experience for your clients. So, if you’ve wondered about depreciation for your parking lot, Lyons & Hohl Paving is here with answers to some of your top questions. Continue reading “Learn the Answers to Your Top Questions about Parking Lot Depreciation”

Can Insurance Help Cover Asphalt Paving Repair for Your Business’ Driveway?

Cracks, pooling water, and potholes in the asphalt paving of your business’s parking lot or driveway aren’t just unsightly—they can be downright dangerous. Customers could trip or damage their vehicle while on your property, leaving you at risk of a costly lawsuit.

While your business’ general liability coverage may help pay for an injured party’s medical expenses, your property coverage most likely won’t cover your business’ driveway repair, with a few exceptions. In today’s blog post, we’re going to discuss what those exceptions are, plus provide tips on how to keep your business driveway in tip-top shape for your peace of mind and your customer’s safety. Continue reading “Can Insurance Help Cover Asphalt Paving Repair for Your Business’ Driveway?”

What is Asphalt Resurfacing, and How Does It Work?

It’s time. You’ve noticed your asphalt driveway or parking lot is looking worn. It’s showing unsightly cracks and holes that aren’t easy to fix with small repairs. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend the money to replace the entire pavement. With asphalt resurfacing from a trusted asphalt paving contractor, you can fix those ugly cracks and add years of life back to your asphalt without spending a fortune.

While it’s easier and more cost-effective than starting from scratch, resurfacing asphalt is still a multi-step process that you shouldn’t try to tackle on your own. For best results, look for a professional asphalt paving contractor near you. If you’re considering resurfacing your asphalt pavement, here’s what you can expect. Continue reading “What is Asphalt Resurfacing, and How Does It Work?”

Asphalt Driveway Repair: How to Restore Your Crumbling Edge

An asphalt driveway provides many attractive benefits for many homeowners. Asphalt is affordable for starters, and after installation, you can typically drive on it within 72 hours. This durable driveway option can stand up to weather and both vehicle and foot traffic. But asphalt is not entirely immune to wear.

A common problem with asphalt driveways is that they break loose at the edges and crumble. Homeowners’ bad habits such as driving off the side of the driveway can advance the deterioration of your edges, causing them to fall away in places.

In today’s blog, we’ll help you understand what edging is, why it’s vital to your asphalt driveway, and some ways you can extend the life of your asphalt driveway. We’ll also provide you with helpful tips for repairing the asphalt to prevent further damage along the edge. Continue reading “Asphalt Driveway Repair: How to Restore Your Crumbling Edge”

8 Questions You Need to Ask Paving Contractors in Lancaster, PA

Whether you have a residential driveway or a commercial parking lot that needs repaving, choosing the right paving contractors in the Lancaster, PA area can be a tough decision. You want a company that has the experience to do the job correctly, safely, on-time, and on-budget. In today’s blog post, we’re going to discuss the eight questions you should ask your paving contractor before selecting them. When you choose Lyons & Hohl Paving, you can relax knowing our team has the knowledge and experience needed to answer all of your questions. Continue reading “8 Questions You Need to Ask Paving Contractors in Lancaster, PA”

How to Make Your Commercial Parking Lot More Appealing From the Start

In a previous post here on our blog, we asked the question, is your parking lot turning your customers away? and explored how better commercial parking lot maintenance can make your customers’ experience with your business that much more positive.

However, incorporating better parking lot design from the start—when you’re building out a new business location or overhauling a commercial property—will ensure that you’ve built a lot that looks nice and doesn’t frustrate visitors.

Today’s blog post offers just a few considerations that property owners should make when they’re faced with creating new layout designs for parking lots. Continue reading “How to Make Your Commercial Parking Lot More Appealing From the Start”