What paving solution works best?

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What paving solution works best?

What paving solution works best for you depends on what type of project or goal you have in mind. Before contacting a reliable asphalt paving contractor, you may want to have an idea of what kind of pavement work it is you seek. For example, do you own a home or business? Will the parking lot be used for commercial use and heavier loads or just basic driveway traffic into and out of a home? Will the entire area need to be replaced or is it possible to do just patchwork?  

There are a lot of things to consider when finding what paving solution works best for you.  

Below, we look at different paving options for different situations. 

My parking lot or driveway has large potholes and other structural defects in it

This can be common and caused for a variety of reasons. One is sitting water. This is often the result of poor drainage due to faulty or inadequate pavement design. Water can also seep into cracks, causing further expansion and subsequent damage in the event of freezing and/or thawing.  

In general, sitting water issues on pavement indicate that pavement has ceased to be completely level.  

“While puddles in the driveway can also be caused by drainage problems and tilting due to freezing and thawing, low spots are among the most common causes,” writes Hunker.com, “and the easiest to fix on your own.”  

Low spots can easily be fixed with simple patchwork and asphalt repairs.  

When should I replace my pavement because of sitting water? 

Examine the water sitting on your driveway. If it is in larger areas which are more than just low spots, it may be time to consider an entire driveway replacement. Poor drainage may be an indication that the entire driveway’s slope is off. 

I need a new parking lot or driveway installed  

Having a new parking lot or driveway installed is common for those moving into a new home, particularly a pre-fabricated or recently constructed one; as well as construction and new facility sites. These typically have no current driveway, parking lot, or existing asphalt.  

If there is no current parking lot or driveway and you need to put one in place, contacting an experienced asphalt paving contractor is key to keeping costs and maintenance needs to a minimum over the lifetime of your asphalt. Not only will a professional asphalt paving contractor ensure that the job is done at the right price and within a reasonable timeline— a true professional will make sure it is installed properly, eliminating future or ongoing problems, such as sitting water as mentioned above, due to poor construction and slope. 

I have a current asphalt surface, but I want it to look brand new 

If there is a current structure in place, an asphalt overlay, or other options may be available. An asphalt overlay simply uses the existing surface to place a new layer of asphalt, making it appear new. An overlay also makes it possible to continue using the base layer of asphalt and may even help to extend the life of your pavement by 10 to 15 years.  

The benefits of sealcoating  

Sealcoating is a cost-effective way to breathe new life into your current asphalt. Sealcoating is much like the term sounds: it is the coating and sealing of asphalt to protect it from the elements, like water, sun rays, and oil.  

“Sealcoating is a water-based coal/tar emulsion,” writes Asphaltnews.com, “that is applied to your asphalt to protect it as well as give it an aesthetically appealing look. Asphalt sealcoating is sprayed on or squeegeed on, depending on the contractor.” 

My pavement surface has cracks

Cracks happen over time to asphalt pavement surfaces.  

Continued stress as is common with commercial parking lots where trucks or heavy cargo is loaded and unloaded, is a common cause of asphalt pavement cracking. If cracking forms crocodile lines or is caused as a result of a deeper structural issue, a total pavement replacement may be the best pavement solution.  

However, cracks that are not due to unraveling or are not crocodile cracks may be filled. These cracks are typically no larger than 1/2-inch in width. As a rule-of-thumb, the sooner you repair cracks, the better, as leaving them for too long can cause them to expand, leading to more costly asphalt repairs in the future.  


No matter what you are looking for, finding the right paving solution is easy with the right asphalt paving contractor. Asphalt Paving Richmond VA provides free estimates for paving work. Give us a call today at, 855-292-7325. 

Why You Need Asphalt Paths As A Business Owner

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Why You Need Asphalt Paths As A Business Owner

Are you a business owner looking to install asphalt paths and sidewalks? You may not be aware, but there are several benefits to doing so.  

Asphalt paths for businesses open up new avenues of opportunity for businesses, and even the ones surrounding them. Below we look further into the reasons for needing asphalt paths as a business owner. 


Having smooth, level asphalt paths at your business can increase ease-of-access for many.

Accessible practices can be good for everyone and including more people in your business can give you access to a larger pool of potential customers,” suggests Braille Works. “There are many benefits that come with accessibility that are beyond legal protections, such as the goodwill such an act creates,” they write. “And the relationship you can build in your community.”  

For example, if you own a restaurant, a retail store, grocery store, or other business that serves a wider variety of people, making it more accessible to more people is not going to be a bad thing. 

The ‘walkable’ factor  

Installing asphalt paths for business can help make it more walkable. What does this mean, exactly? And, how could it boost business?  

“Streets where walking is safe and easy are streets where businesses usually thrive,” says strongtowns.org. “A number of studies have confirmed this over the last several years.”  

People like to be able to walk from place-to-place without having to jump in the car every few seconds. In addition, the more accommodating and convenient the asphalt path is, the more likely people are to use it and enjoy it. 

Attract the attention of visitors and non-locals  

Have you ever been on vacation or visiting a new place and just wanted to look around while walking? After all, if you are driving yourself around, catching the scenery and cool spots can be hard. Having adequate and inviting asphalt paths can increase foot traffic near your business while promoting its walk-ability to those not from the area. 


Installing asphalt paths for businesses can also increase the value of that business. Those businesses that are easy to access with asphalt paths that also add curb appeal, also are said to generally have a higher resale value and what is known as ‘curb appeal.’ 


In addition to boosting the value of the individual property, installing asphalt paths and sidewalks for businesses can actually increase the overall value of the entire area, catalyzing other businesses and individuals to take an interest and possibly invest in the area.  


Visible asphalt paths and walkways may help to deter potential criminals from destroying your property, stealing or breaking in.  

“Taylor and Harrell report in their study that changing the pattern of how neighborhood space is used can reduce contact between potential offenders and their targets and abate crimes,” one source says. “This includes giving careful attention to walkways, paths, streets, traffic patterns, and the location and hours of operation of public spaces and facilities.”  


If someone falls in your parking lot, sidewalk, or walkway, they may be able to file a lawsuit for any injuries and subsequent damages.  

“Accidents like a slip and fall on an icy surface that occurs in a parking lot of sidewalk outside of a business is easier to pursue than one that happens outside of a private residence,” writes one law firm.  

“This is because,” they say, “property owners have a legal obligation to exercise care when maintaining their property— including parking lots and sidewalks.” 

Benefits the local Economy  

Where people walk, they also spend money, studies suggest— about 65% more than individuals who drive, sources say. When people are attracted to the exterior of your business, they are more likely to spend money at your place as well as others near it.  


Having asphalt paths for business can open up new possibilities while making your business more welcoming to a variety of potential clients or customers. Whether it is a restaurant, bank, salon or law office, having a facility that can be accessed by all is key. Not only does it open up your business to a wider range of customers and clients, but it also reflects your goodwill as a business toward others.  

Having asphalt paths for business gives a clean, welcoming appearance to your business while promoting walkability and convenience.  

Are you a business owner hoping to install asphalt paths or sidewalks for your business? Contact Asphalt Paving Richmond VA to discuss your options today. Give us a call or visit, 855-292-7325; https://asphaltpavingrichmondva.com/.

Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Asphalt Pavement for Winter 

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Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Asphalt Pavement for Winter 

What kinds of damage can occur if you don’t prepare your asphalt pavement for winter? And what kinds of steps should you take to prepare your asphalt?  

Maintenance for asphalt pavement doesn’t end with Virginia’s first snowfall. Even though winter is a harbinger of hibernation, it is also peak-time for damage to happen to asphalt driveways and parking lots.  

Below you will find some of the most important maintenance essentials for asphalt pavement before Old Man Winter pays Richmond, VA a visit.  

Clean Up Asphalt  

If you want to avoid damage to your asphalt pavement during the winter, cleaning up around its perimeter and along where water rests, in addition to cracks, can prevent debris from traveling deeper into crevices which already make asphalt vulnerable to damage.  

Much like teeth covered by plaque, tartar, and food, it is important to have a professional to clean your asphalt for winter. In addition to removing any riffraff that could find its way into asphalt cracks during freeze-thaw cycles, having your asphalt professionally cleaned can reveal any other damaged areas.  

TIP: The best time to have your asphalt cleaned before winter is before the freeze-thaw cycle begins when temperatures are still favorable.  

Repair Asphalt  

Perhaps one of the best steps you can take to prepare your asphalt pavement for winter is to perform repairs.  

A simple fix is to have cracks and other opening sealed to prevent further damage caused by dirt, debris, freeze and thawing, and water accumulation. Smaller breaks and openings in asphalt can lead to larger potholes, which are unsightly and hard on a vehicle’s suspension and tires.  

Uneven asphalt can make it difficult for snow removal. By repairing asphalt before this even takes place, you can avoid even more costly repairs caused by the front buckets of plows and other snow removal machinery, which can easily get caught, and sometimes, are run too low.  

And, while it may be too late to make large-scale fixes this year; before winter is a good time to take note of issues with your asphalt so that they can be repaired first-thing in spring. One major issue this involves is water pooling, which can turn to ice in the winter. Ice can inevitably mean slip-and-falls. Many injuries caused by a slip-and-fall are preventable. However, a homeowner, property owner, or business owner can be held responsible for resulting physical damages.  

Don’t put others in harm’s way! Keep an eye out for water pooling and be sure to keep these areas clean and covered with plenty of salt to promote melting.  


Sealcoating is a great option for anyone looking to prepare their asphalt for winter. This is recommended for those with minimal cracking and other damage. If too much cracking is present, it may be time to replace your asphalt.  

Sealcoating covers the surface of asphalt to prevent water from seeping into cracks and other openings.  

Having your asphalt seal-coated to prepare your asphalt pavement for winter can also greatly improve the overall look, feel, and surface of your asphalt.  

Remove Ice & Snow   

When winter does arrive in Richmond, VA, you can continue to maintain your asphalt’s integrity and structural health by tenaciously removing ice and snow as it falls. However, it is important not to use tools or shovels with sharp edges, or even ice picks, as these items can cause further damage to asphalt.  

One way to not have to worry so much about snow and ice removal is to hire a professional snow removal company. This ensures a standard of snow removal and frequency that avoids snow, ice, and water buildup.  


Justin’s Paving Has Your Asphalt Paving in Richmond (VA) Needs Covered  


Justin’s Paving in Richmond, Virginia offers free estimates. Whether you are looking to prepare your asphalt pavement for winter or are just looking for a jump on next year, the professional, detailed staff at Justin’s Paving has your asphalt paving in Richmond, VA needs, covered.  

We will come out and take a look at your driveway, telling you exactly what needs to be fixed without ever trying to push anything more.  

Would you like to see what others are saying about our asphalt paving in Richmond, VA services? Check out our webpage at, https://asphaltpavingrichmondva.com/ 

To schedule your winter maintenance essential for asphalt pavement, give us a call now at, (855) 292-SEAL.  


Autumn Asphalt Driveway Maintenance Tips

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Autumn Asphalt Driveway Maintenance Tips

Did you know that autumn is the best season for asphalt driveway maintenance? Why is that? Because autumn arrives before winter and this is a time when major freezing and thawing occurs.  

Freezing and thawing wreak havoc on asphalt driveways in Virginia.   

According to Virginia Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Bethanie Glover, continued freeze and thawing cycles causes asphalt pavement to break down. This break down causes pits, potholes, fading, and other damage to asphalt.  

“On average, the city of Richmond repairs about 18,000 potholes annually,” reports NBC12, adding that the number increased in 2017 to a total of 25,000 potholes— or an additional 7,000.  

Autumn into winter is a predominate time of freezing and thawing as temperatures fluctuate between above and below freezing temperatures. Water and moisture seep into cracks, holes and other permeable openings. When it freezes, this water turns into ice and expands, causing cracking and other damage in asphalt driveways. As winter sets in and snow starts to fall, these openings collect more and more moisture, inevitably leading to more and more damage.  


Asphalt Driveway Maintenance Tips & Checklist  


Autumn is here. Now that we know why asphalt driveway maintenance should be performed, what is it exactly that should be done?  

Pressure Washing  

Regular pressure washing of your asphalt driveway can remove debris and dirt from the surface. This prevents the debris from collecting and causing further erosion or fading in pits, cracks, holes and other vulnerable spots.  

Inspections & Evaluations 

A simple asphalt driveway inspection in autumn can determine what, if any, maintenance your asphalt driveway requires. An evaluation of the surface of your asphalt driveway or parking lot can also indicate how much water may be pooling in what areas, and how to fix this to prevent further damage.  

Water pooling is caused both by damage and wear-and-tear on asphalt driveways, as well as poor construction or layout because an asphalt driveway that is improperly constructed can lead to issues with water drainage.  

Unfortunately, if a drainage issue arises as a result of poor construction, it may be necessary to replace your asphalt driveway completely to eradicate this problem.  

TIP: The best time to perform a water pooling evaluation for your asphalt driveway is immediately after it rains. This is when water is most likely to pool and accurately reflect any damage, needed repairs, or issues with draining.  

Crack Repair/Patching 

Autumn is a time when the weather is favorable to you and your asphalt driveway. It is the best time to perform patching and repairs on cracks in your asphalt driveway. In the summer months when the weather is hot, cracks become smaller and can come back together. However, during the winter months, these cracks expand again. Crack repair during autumn avoids these adverse weather conditions and becomes conducive to the life-span or longevity, and overall health of your asphalt driveway.  

Sealcoating Asphalt Driveways  

Sealcoating is a simple, straightforward way to uphold the integrity of your asphalt driveway or parking lot’s surface. As the name suggests, sealcoating ‘seals’ the top of asphalt, forming an impermeable layer to protect from water damage. For more information on how and when you should sealcoat your driveway, check out Asphalt Paving Richmond VA’s article, “When is the Best Time to Sealcoat Your Parking Lot or Asphalt Driveway?”  



Performing asphalt driveway maintenance in autumn is integral to the integrity of your asphalt driveway. It can also prevent more costly repairs in the future.  

In addition, if someone is hurt in your driveway or parking lot, it is possible you could be held legally liable. Performing routine autumn asphalt driveway maintenance can ensure you stay on track and your driveway stays smooth and bump-free.  

In addition, a properly maintained asphalt driveway can help you avoid getting stuck in icy, wet, and other similar conditions during winter months.  


About Asphalt Paving Richmond VA  


Everyone at Asphalt Paving Richmond VA is extremely passionate about what we do. The smile on your face after seeing your new or repaired asphalt driveway is what gets us out of bed every morning. All we want to do is right by you and your asphalt surface.  

Asphalt Paving Richmond VA performs sealcoating, crack repairs, evaluations and more. Looking for autumn asphalt driveway maintenance or more information? Give us a call today at, 855-292-7325. 

Also, don’t forget—Asphalt Paving Richmond VA PROVIDES FREE ESTIMATES!  

When Is the Best Time to Sealcoat Your Parking Lot or Asphalt Driveway?

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When Is the Best Time to Sealcoat Your Parking Lot or Asphalt Driveway?

There are several factors that determine when is the best time to sealcoat your parking lot or asphalt driveway.  

Ideally, you have been sealcoating your parking lot or driveway every two to three years. However, if you cannot remember sealcoating within that time, it may be overdue.  

According to sources, it does not matter whether you have an asphalt or concrete driveway or parking lot. Regular and comprehensive maintenance is the key to keeping your parking lot or driveway looking and feeling like new.  


How Often Do You Sealcoat Your Parking Lot or Asphalt Driveway?  


Parking lots and asphalt driveways should receive a sealcoat about once every two to three years. However, if your parking lot is showing signs of stress or damage, it may be time to get a sealcoat for your parking lot now.  

There are different types of sealers,” says Angie’s List. “Before you get the driveway sealed,” the site suggests, “have any cracks repaired or holes patched for a smooth surface.”  

One important tip for performing sealcoating maintenance on your driveway or parking lot: be sure to remove all cars from the area and allow proper time for the surface to dry.  

Regular sealcoating is important to preserving the appearance of your concrete or asphalt. It also helps parking lots and asphalt driveways maintain traction with tires after weathering and age makes the surface to smooth or soft for tires to grip. This is especially amplified in wet or slick conditions. Sealcoating your parking lot will allow the surface to look even newer and even feel smoother, as well.  

Seasonally, the best time to sealcoat your parking lot or asphalt driveway in Virginia is during the summer months, sources say. This is because it is the best time of year for allowing the sealcoat to properly set and dry without a high risk of humidity or other moisture damage. In addition, several asphalt sealers and emulsifiers can only be applied at certain temperatures that are above 40-degrees Fahrenheit. However, a sealer which is solvent based may be applied at any time of the year.  

According to other sources, the best time of day to sealcoat a parking lot or driveway in Virginia is during the morning hours when the sun is not at full-swing yet. It is also important to perform driveway or parking lot sealcoating on days without high levels of humidity or rain, as moisture can prevent sealcoating from drying properly.  

One of the most important variables that need your attention is the moisture content in the concrete at the time the stain and sealer are applied,” says Wagner Meters. “Moisture in concrete can come from two main sources,” they explain. “The first is the volume of water used to mix the cement into concrete. Second, the external source of water may be an issue, such as water that can migrate from the ground to the concrete slab in the absence of a vapor retarder.”  

To ensure a sealcoating job that lasts, it is important to avoid adverse conditions and perform the sealcoating at the right time of day, as well as the appropriate time of year.  

The reason you want to periodically reseal is pretty simple,” says the Capital Gazette. “The UV rays of the sun and elements in general attack the asphalt binder and they essentially evaporate, exposing the small stones— called aggregate”   

Once this is exposed, it is easier for water to permeate while freezing and thawing throughout the year, causing damage.  


Does Your Parking Lot or Asphalt Driveway Need Sealcoating Maintenance 


How do you tell if your parking lot of asphalt driveway needs sealcoating maintenance?  

There are several indicators that your asphalt driveway or parking lot may need repair or upkeep, including the following:  

  • Sitting water  
  • Crocodile or alligator cracks  
  • Areas of warping  
  • Poor drainage  
  • Crumbling or decaying edges  


These are all signs of a weakening asphalt driveway or parking lot, and they should be addressed accordingly.  

According to sources, one of Richmond, Virginia’s biggest contender to paved surfaces is rain and wind caused by storms. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that from February to August this year, a minimum of ten roads have been closed within the Fredericksburg area. 

If your parking lot or driveway is in need of regular maintenance or has been hit especially hard by inclement weather this year, give Asphalt Paving Richmond, VA a call today, at, 855-292-7325. We provide free estimates!  


Why Is Sealcoating Parking Lots Important?

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Why Is Sealcoating Parking Lots Important?

Why is Sealcoating parking lots important? Well, for one, it is the first major thing many customers see or experience upon visiting your business.  

The appearance of your parking lot may very well act as a direct reflection of you and how you handle your business. If you would like to gain the confidence of your consumers or visitors, having a parking lot riddled with holes, debris, and other damage could distort this message.  

What does sealcoating do and why is it important for your parking lot of driveway?  

Sealcoating allows the color and smoothness of your asphalt parking lot to shine through strong, like the day it was placed or new. It also protects the surface of your blacktop or asphalt parking lot from accruing further damage.  

If you are looking for asphalt sealcoating in Richmond, VA, below are some things to consider.


Sealcoating Parking Lots in Virginia  


Virginia asphalt parking lots see their fair share of adverse weather. From wind, rain, hail, and even sometimes even snow— asphalt parking lots in Virginia can take a beating.  

However, after a parking lot is worn down by use and elements like those listed above, it can lose its color and shape, leaving your parking lot looking warped and dull.  

Sealcoating your parking lot is a great way to prevent this natural decay while keeping your parking lot looking brand new.  

Before we get into why sealcoating parking lots is important, let’s discuss some signs that your asphalt parking lot is in need of maintenance. 

How to Know When Your Parking Lot Needs Sealcoating


If you own a business, the appearance of your parking lot is imperative.  

Keeping your parking lot sealed can help prevent further damage while maintaining the clean appearance of new asphalt.  

The following are ways to tell if your parking lot is in need of maintenance or repair:  

  1. If there is water sitting in any areas on your parking lot 
  2. If there are cracks or grooves in the parking lot  
  3. If grass or weeds are growing  
  4. Sunken spots, with or without sitting water, are also a negative indicator  


These may be signs your parking lot needs repairs or possibly just sealcoating. Sealcoating your parking lot should be done about every two to three years. 

Why is water sitting in an area of your parking lot a bad thing? Water damage can cause deep ruts or potholes if allowed to sit for long enough or infrequent bouts. This can also lead to issues with liability, particularly during the winter months or wet weather when people are more likely to slip, trip, or fall.  

The time of year asphalt or sealant is installed is also important, as it is possibly materials could be tracked or scuffed when not properly dried.  

Water can also cause what is known as ‘alligator cracks,’ or ‘crocodile cracking.’ These ripples or cracks in the surface of asphalt are often caused by water sitting as a result of poor drainage. They are also caused in numerous instances by overloading or heavy traffic.  

When garbage and water sit on your asphalt parking lot, it causes damage. However, when you choose to sealcoat your parking lot, this enables the surface to return to a smooth state, allowing dirt, water, and other debris to wash away and drain.  

“The three most important details to look at when designing a pavement to last: drainage, drainage, and drainage,” says Asphalt Magazine. “Adequate drainage of the pavement structure is considered to be the most important element in ensuring the long-term pavement performance.”  

Considering Sealcoating Your Parking Lot? 


If you are considering sealcoating your parking lot, give Asphalt Paving Richmond, VA a call today at, 855-292-7325, or visit: https://asphaltpavingrichmondva.com/ 

Why choose Asphalt Paving Richmond, VA? Because we take pride in our sealcoating, just as you take pride in your home and business. Our asphalt paving and sealcoating experts take the time to discuss your needs and get the job done quickly so that you never miss a thing.  

Life is busy. Give us a call today to get started. Asphalt Paving Richmond, VA is here to help, and we also provide free estimates!  

Telephone: 855-292-7325 

Tips on Finding the Right Paving Company in Richmond, VA

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Tips on Finding the Right Paving Company in Richmond, VA

A reliable paving company can be hard to find. But it doesn’t have to be…  

At Justin’s Paving, located in Richmond, Va. we are committed to our customers and are here to help and to listen to you.   

How do you go about finding the right paving company? There are a lot of questions you may be asking yourself, such as: How much will asphalt repairs or paving services cost? What are the benefits to picking one paving company over another? How long will my repairs or pavement last?  

These are all valid questions when approaching any paving project— commercial or residential.  

Why Choosing the Right Paving Company Matters… 

Your parking lot or pavement is typically the first thing someone sees when they visit your home, office, or business.  

Why does this matter so much? Because in today’s competitive age— customer experience is everything. If your parking lot is not accommodating or inviting, you may be allowing customers, and opportunity, pass you by.  

Here are some tips, and reasons why, to choose the right paving company:  

Choosing the right paving company is important because they can install your parking lot on an even surface with an even grade. This helps improve water-runoff and other elements that cause pavement damage or aging.  

The layout and accessibility of your parking lot may also determine when and how someone will choose to use your facility.  

Does your company receive deliveries? Having the right paving company can, again, improve how people enter and leave the facility while maximizing efficiency.  

The location of your parking lot is also key. Will people be leaving late at night? Does the area get a lot of rain? Should there be additional steps taken to get your pavement looking its best? An experienced asphalt paving company will help you determine the best possible answers and solutions to all of these questions.  

How Will Justin’s Paving LLC. Handle My Repairs  

Having a good relationship with a paving company like Justin’s in Richmond, Va., can also ensure your asphalt surface or concrete receives the maintained and care it needs throughout the year.  

At Justin’s, even if it is your first time using our company for pavement, sealing, or other asphalt repair services, we come out to perform a free estimate at no cost to you. We will then go over what we believe could benefit your paved surface, listing what is a priority, and what might be able to wait on the back-burner for a while.  We know your accessing your office, building, or home is of the utmost importance to you— that’s why the experts at Justin Alexander, LLC., work efficiently and fast to get keep things rolling smoothly.  

Call today to schedule an appointment with Justin’s Paving LLC. In Richmond, Va., at 855-292-7325 

Keeping Your Parking Lot Damage-Free in the Heat

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Keeping Your Parking Lot Damage-Free in the Heat

Are you interested in keeping your parking lot damage-free this summer? Let’s face it: a bumpy, cracked, and downright ugly parking lot can really turn a customer or consumer off. It can make a huge difference in the money you put in your pocket, also— as opposed to shelling out funds for costly, preventable repairs.  

Properly maintained parking lots last longer and cost less over time.  

Also, if you invest in asphalt repairs and parking lot upkeep now, it will prevent you from having to do so in the future.  

Why & How to Maintain Asphalt Pavement in Richmond 

Paving & Seal Coating by Justin Alexander, LLC., in Richmond, Va. make sure maintaining your pavement doesn’t have to be hard.  

Here are some tips for preserving the quality of your asphalt pavement and/or parking lot during summer months:  

  • Keep your driveway and/or parking lot clean and clear of debris. The summertime is the perfect time to remove any buildup which may have occurred during winter or even previous years.  
  • Freeze and thaw cycles can cause expanding in cracks and other comprised areas on asphalt pavement. To protect your parking lot or driveway longer, seal cracks during the summertime to prevent further eroding.  
  • Cracks in the pavement can also be tripping hazards. According to The Morning Call, “clean patios, walkways, driveways and sidewalks of debris,” sources at this publication said. “Winter’s freeze and thaw cycles can cause cracks that could be potential tripping hazards. Small cracks can be filled with a masonry sealer. Larger sections of damage may be fixed with epoxy, available from concrete supply retailers. When in doubt, hire a concrete contractor to repair the cracks.”  
  • Sun can also damage pavement, if possible, keep parking lots covered with awnings, other suitable shade, or strategically place them in areas of low moisture and minimum sun exposure.  
  • Potholes can cause damage to vehicles and are equally as damaging to the outward look and aesthetic appeal of your parking lot. If you notice divots or potholes forming, they should be filled with asphalt as soon as possible.  
  • Just like the sun, rain and other natural elements cause excess wear-and-tear to your pavement over time. How do you avoid this? Make sure your driveway or parking lot is set up, so it has very efficient water drainage, and ensure that there are no spots where water sits after snowmelt or rainfall.  
  • One way to avoid water sitting, as mentioned above, is to work to build your parking lot or paved surface on an even grade.  
  • Cars and other vehicles sitting for prolonged periods of time can also cause uneven or damaged pavement. Prevent large equipment or other vehicles from sitting idly as much as possible.  


Pavement Problems? Justin’s Has A Solution…  

If you experience problems with your asphalt or pavement in the Richmond, Va. area, Justin Alexander, LLC., is here to help. Call us today for pavement repairs, asphalt repairs, and other driveway or parking lot-related needs. Our company stands by our work and we also provide free estimates! Call today, at, 855-292-7325.   

Importance of Parking Lot Paving & Repair in Richmond, VA

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Importance of Parking Lot Paving & Repair in Richmond, VA

When you pull into your doctor, lawyer, or dentist’s office, the first thing that welcomes you is typically a parking lot. This only shows that importance of parking lot paving.

No matter what business you are in or where your facility is located within the Richmond, VA area, a smooth, clean looking parking lot is imperative to the image and health of your operation or enterprise.

Aside from the aesthetic and pragmatic appeal of up-to-par parking lots, they also carry a reduced amount of legal liability.

For example, cracks, holes, and other damage can allow water to sit, which can cause blacktop and or asphalt pavement in Richmond, VA to become wet and slippery.

According to Marks and Harrison, attorneys in Richmond, VA, “the Zurich Insurance Group says 35 percent of slip-and-fall accidents occur in garages and parking lots. In many cases ‘black ice,’ see through-accumulations that are hard to see, is to blame,” they say.

In short, if your parking lot is on your property, you are responsible for it, say the attorneys.

Finding Parking Lot and Blacktop Paving Repairs and Replacement in Richmond, VA


It is important to keep your parking lot well-maintained and looking good in order to reflect a positive, well-meaning reputation for your company.

How can you keep your blacktop pavement free from scars, marks, pits, cracks, holes, etcetera…?

Call Asphalt Paving Richmond VA by Justin Alexander, LLC to consult with us and discuss your parking lot and blacktop paving in Richmond, VA needs.

What can we offer?

  • More than 30 years of blacktop and parking lot experience in Richmond, VA.
  • Blacktop paving and repair.
  • Complete asphalt driveway installation.

We do it all when it comes to parking lot paving and repair at Asphalt Paving Richmond VA by Justin Alexander, LLC.

Our experienced team of professional asphalt pavers will work with you to perform the asphalt installation or repair you need.

First, we consult with you to determine how to go about replacing or fixing your asphalt or blacktop parking lot.

You may reach Asphalt Paving Richmond VA by Justin Alexander, LLC. at (804) 243-5614, to discuss your blacktop or parking lot repair and maintenance needs. Asphalt Paving Richmond VA by Justin Alexander, LLC will then go over step-by-step what we can do to repair or replace your current parking lot.

Still require access to your parking lot or business while replacement or repairs are taking place? No problem. Asphalt Paving Richmond VA by Justin Alexander, LLC will work to ensure your parking lot is replaced efficiently and quickly, so you never miss a minute— we get down to business

Choosing the right material for paving your parking lot


It’s important to consider how much traffic your parking lot will receive when choosing an effective parking lot paving route.

According to sources, while materials used for paving parking lots is often similar to those used in driveways, it should contain more base with an increased amount of ‘stone-to-stone contact.’

“All of the construction details described for driveways applies for commercial applications,” says Asphalt Magazine. “Additionally, it is recommended that the surface course be placed all in one day, wherever possible. If it is not possible to complete the surface paving, it will be necessary to make a construction joint. Other important points include good handling practices such as managing segregation, minimizing raking and avoiding back-scattering of collected coarse particles.”

The effectiveness of Keeping Your Blacktop, Asphalt, and Parking Lot Surface Clean


Taking care of your current blacktop or asphalt parking lot can make the difference in the number of times you need blacktop paving repair or total replacement in Richmond, VA.

Cleaning your asphalt or blacktop parking lot a few times each year can remove sediment which may later lead to stains, holes, warping, cracks, and more.

“Aside from the fact that parking lot cleaning is a best management practice, it is actually a crucial element to position your business and brand,” says Reilly Sweeping, Inc. “Think about how much effort you put into providing positive customer interactions and experiences,” they say, adding, “debris will eventually break down the pavement of your parking lot and plants will begin to grow in the cracks. This is far more expensive to fix than a regular parking lot cleaning service.”

Did you know, that keeping your parking lot clean may also discourage others from throwing their trash or litter out there?

Want to know more about asphalt paving Richmond VA, blacktop paving, or parking lot pavement and repair? Contact the experienced staff at Asphalt Paving Richmond VA by Justin Alexander, LLC today, at (805) 243-5614.


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Finding the right commercial or parking lot paving in Richmond VA can be difficult—but it’s imperative to the look and function of your property and/or business.


A parking lot can reflect the quality of your business. Do they maintain things well? Do they care for the entire experience of their customer, from the time they pull up to the time they leave?

Parking lots should also be convenient for visitors and customers, so they are not encouraged to stop and enter the facility instead of driving away.

According to the New York Times: “There are said to be at least 105 million and maybe as many as 2 billion parking spaces in the United States. A third of them are in parking lots.”

According to the NYT, people should start taking these public spaces more seriously, while considering the unique statements they make.

“Beyond greener designs and the occasional celebrity-architect garage, we need to think more about these lots as public spaces, as part of the infrastructure of our streets and sidewalks, places for various activities that may change and evolve, because not all good architecture is permanent. Hundreds of (parking) lots already are taken over by farmers’ markets, street-hockey games, teenage partiers and church services.”

There is also the element of liability when maintaining a property with a commercial parking lot.

Parking lots which present fewer obstacles for drivers are safer and cause fewer distractions. Also, uneven pavement or large craters, or holes, can cause people to fall, which may lead to a lawsuit.

If you need a parking lot paving in Richmond VA area, call us at Asphalt Paving Richmond VA today. We give free estimates and can do our best to complete jobs based on your prompt needs.


The cost of paving a driveway in Richmond, VA depends on the size and extent of the project you are looking to finish.

According to Home Advisor: “Choosing to install asphalt paving is a major project, however, that requires the skills and tools of a professional contractor. The cost to pave, replace or resurface asphalt averages between $2,825 and $6,281, though the project can cost as little as $1,500 or as much as $10,000. Homeowners typically spend an average of $4,439.”

With us, you’re guaranteed to get the best value for your money.

Looking to pave a driveway in Richmond, VA?

Call Asphalt Paving Richmond VA today (855) 292-7325!