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Fixing Up Your Asphalt Speed Bumps

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When it comes to speed bumps, the end goal is to slow traffic, reduce speed, and prevent accidents and damage from happening. With all the wear and tear speed bumps endure, though, it’s inevitable that they’ll need repaired at some point, otherwise they won’t be able to fulfill their essential role.

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The Best Crack Filler for Asphalt Racetracks and Racetrack Complexes

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At UNIQUE Paving Materials, we are committed to providing you with the best solutions for your asphalt and concrete repair needs. Our easy-to-use and cost-effective products are of the highest quality and we are dedicated to supplying diverse options for our customers.

We offer a variety of products that can fix any issues you have. If you’re searching for a simple and reliable product to repair a cracked racetrack or part of its surrounding complex yourself, look no further. With over 60 years of experience in paving materials and road assistance, UNIQUE Paving Materials has got you and your racetrack covered.

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When to Sealcoat or Resurface Your Asphalt Driveway

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asphalt sealerWhile they have a fresh, black appearance and beautiful curb appeal, asphalt driveways also require proper maintenance. Many homeowners may notice their driveway doesn’t look as new as it once did—but they don’t know if sealcoating or resurfacing is the answer.

Are you asking yourself, “When should I sealcoat or repave my asphalt driveway?” Explore this guide to learn how often you should seal an asphalt driveway, what it costs to replace an asphalt driveway, and more. (more…)

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How to Keep Your Asphalt Driveway Looking New

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asphalt driveway materialsA new asphalt driveway provides years of curb appeal and a smooth driving surface. Many homeowners also enjoy the dark, black color of freshly poured asphalt. However, asphalt fades over time—and it’s also susceptible to damage from heat, water and heavy equipment. Proper maintenance goes a long way in preserving asphalt driveways for years to come.

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How to Repair Asphalt Damaged by Seasonal Weather Shifts

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asphalt damage repairYear-round weather threatens the structural integrity of homes, commercial buildings and roads. Asphalt roads and driveways take the brunt of heavy rain, snowplows and hot, ultraviolet rays. Learn how seasonal shifts in weather affect your asphalt driveway or parking lot and what you should do to prolong the life of your pavement. (more…)

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What Is Sealcoating and When Do I Need It?

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asphalt crack fillerSealcoating is a defensive layer designed to protect your driveway from harmful elements. Sealant mixtures are bituminous- or acrylic-based liquids. The liquid base is mixed with water, silica sand, polymer additives and other fillers to achieve a premium formula. When applied on a regular schedule, sealcoating doubles the life of a driveway or parking lot. (more…)

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How to Maintain an Asphalt or Concrete Parking Lot

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Regular parking lot upkeep doesn’t just involve fixing cracks or repairing potholes, but it helps ensure that people have a safe surface on which to drive, park and walk. With the right parking lot repair plan, you’ll improve your parking lot’s appearance, functionality and longevity. And by keeping up with the right maintenance, you’ll make a difference for your wallet, too.

So, how should you care for your parking lot? Check out our recommendations for how to appropriately approach your parking lot asphalt repair. (more…)

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What are the Uses for Asphalt?

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Asphalt pavingAsphalt is nearly everywhere you look in American communities. Asphalt is a sticky, black, semi-solid form of petroleum used to bind aggregate together. A versatile material, asphalt creates a smooth, durable surface for driveways, walking paths, roads and parking lots.

Some other uses of asphalt may be less common but remain an important element in construction and outdoor areas. In its fluid-like form, asphalt is used to waterproof walls and surfaces, as well as in shingles for residential roofing. A variety of industrial and recreational uses of asphalt make it an ideal choice for many areas of construction. (more…)

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