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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”

FAQ: What is the Best Approach to Patching a Pothole?

It’s a fact. As asphalt ages, it naturally deteriorates. This causes common problems—like the formation of potholes. Unfortunately, if a given asphalt surface isn’t properly maintained, these problems will often occur much faster than they should, and property owners will be seeking solutions they otherwise would not need to—like figuring out the best approach to patching a pothole.

Here at Lyons & Hohl Paving, we often hear from both residential and commercial customers who have big questions about their driveways, parking lots, and other paved surfaces. And we’re always here to help. However, we always also try to drive home the point that preventing severe asphalt damage—such as large cracks, potholes, and craters—will always be your best bet in terms of safety and budget-friendliness in the long run, especially in public commercial settings. Continue reading “FAQ: What is the Best Approach to Patching a Pothole?”

When Can You Open a Commercial Parking Lot After Paving or Repaving?

A commercial parking lot makes the all-important first impression for any business. Smooth, solid parking lots with clean, sharp painted lines make a better impression than cracked, crumbing lots with faded lines, of course.

When commercial parking lots need to be repaved, business owners will actually save money in the long run by hiring paving professionals, who will do the job correctly. Although repaving a parking lot correctly does mean that cars can’t be on that surface for a few days, there are ways to mitigate the disruption, resulting in a solid parking lot that reflects your business’ stability. Continue reading “When Can You Open a Commercial Parking Lot After Paving or Repaving?”

What’s the Difference Between Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating?

The smooth, black texture of a newly paved driveway 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.

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.

So, what’s the difference between asphalt paving and sealcoating, and which one is right for your driveway? In today’s post, we break down the differences and offer tips to help you decide. Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating?”

How to Get More Mileage From Your Parking Lot with Better Maintenance

As the owner of a commercial or industrial building in the Mid-Atlantic region, you’re responsible for addressing many preventative maintenance issues to ensure the safety and visual “curb appeal” of your property. However, parking lot maintenance probably does not often rise to the top of the priority list.

Be honest—beyond snow removal in the wintertime, have you thought much about your building’s asphalt parking lots lately?

Over the years, continuous usage by customers, vendors, and staff members inflicts wear and tear on your parking lot’s asphalt. Eventually, this creates safety hazards and general unattractive conditions in areas that should be welcoming to visitors and employees alike.

Luckily, there are some steps you can take to help preserve your asphalt parking lots and delay or avoid costly, disruptive repaving projects.

The key is to understand what asphalt is as a material, how long it should last, and what factors are damaging. Today we’ll discuss these and also give you some tips on how you can extend the life of the asphalt parking lots on your commercial property. Continue reading “How to Get More Mileage From Your Parking Lot with Better Maintenance”

6 Big Mistakes Most People Make with Asphalt Sealcoating

For homeowners looking to save money on routine maintenance of paved surfaces around their homes, and 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 driveway sealing and application of sealcoat to asphalt in your parking lots can cause a lot of headaches—and waste your valuable time and money—when not done correctly.

What are the biggest mistakes that non-professionals make when attempting to renew the paved surfaces in their care? Continue reading “6 Big Mistakes Most People Make with Asphalt Sealcoating”