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How to Maintain an Asphalt or Concrete Parking Lot

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Asphalt preventive maintenance worker using asphalt patch repair technique in a parking lotRegular parking lot upkeep doesn’t just involve fixing cracks or repairing potholes—it helps ensure guests or customers have a safe surface on which to drive, park and walk. With the right maintenance plan, you’ll improve your parking lot’s appearance, functionality and longevity. And you’ll make a difference for your wallet, too.

So, how should you care for your parking lot? Check out our recommendations for a concrete or asphalt preventive maintenance plan. (more…)

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How Do I Remove Oil Stains from My Driveway

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A homeowner learns how to remove oil stains from an asphalt drivewayIt can happen to anyone—you’re adding more oil to your car, lawnmower or snowblower, and you accidentally spill some on your driveway. Or you order a pizza, and while you’re paying the delivery person, their car leaks oil on your pavement. Now what?

There are ways to remove fresh oil spills and set-in stains from asphalt and concrete driveways. To keep your driveway looking new and clean, follow our removal tips as soon as you notice a stain on your driveway. Keep reading to learn how to clean asphalt and concrete pavement. (more…)

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How to Repair Cracks in Concrete Driveways

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Concrete is a durable material, but it breaks down over time when exposed to natural elements. Concrete driveways are especially susceptible to tree roots, impact damage from heavy objects, vehicles and extreme weather.

Luckily for homeowners, small business owners and contractors, sealing cracks in concrete is an easy task with KOLD-FLO® crack filler®. With the right tools, supplies and repair material, you’ll maintain your concrete or asphalt driveway for years to come.

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What Temperature Should You Pour Concrete?

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Workers pouring concrete for paving projectHow cold is too cold to pour concrete? And what should you do if it’s sweltering hot, but you need to make a concrete repair? While you can pour concrete in cold and hot weather, it’s necessary to take certain precautions to ensure the concrete sets properly.

First, it’s not only important to consider ambient temperature but also how you will keep the concrete at the correct temperature while it cures. During cold weather, many people use heated enclosures or insulated blankets to prevent the concrete from freezing. Alternatively, windbreaks, sunshades, evaporative retarders and sufficient manpower are necessary for proper curing during hot temperatures.

Learn more about hot and cold weather concrete procedures, concrete curing temperature ranges and tips for curing below.

 

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