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The Case for Asphalt Paving vs. Concrete

There are two main choices when paving is required – concrete, and asphalt. At one point, it was concrete that was the preferred choice, as it was used for the majority of projects including roads and parking lots. Times, however, have changed. Today, it is asphalt that is the leader in the business, for a variety of reasons. If you are looking at an upcoming paving project and you need to decide between these choices, it is important to understand the pros and cons of the two surfaces. What’s the Difference?First of all, you should understand what the difference is…

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What to Consider When Designing a Parking Lot

Parking lot stripingOn the surface, designing a parking lot seems like a pretty simple task. Simply lay down some asphalt, draw some lines, and call it good, right? Not so fast. There is a lot more than meets the eye that goes into designing a parking lot, and a project of this kind will only be successful when all of the relevant issues have been taken into consideration. Stall Size The first thing to think about during the parking lot striping and design process is the size of the spaces that will be used. At a minimum, spaces should be nine feet…

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Should I Repair or Replace My Cracked Asphalt Parking Lot?

Pavement cracksWhen brand new, an asphalt parking lot looks great. A clean, clearly marked parking lot is a great way to welcome people to your business, as those who are arriving for the first time will be given a positive impression of your company. However, as time goes by, that great looking asphalt parking lot can become marred by cracks, puddles, or just good old fashioned wear and tear. To bring back the impressive look that your parking lot offered when it was new, you might be thinking about replacing the whole thing. While that is a viable option in…

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The Benefits of Sealcoating & Crack Sealing Parking Lots

Seal coated pavementThe average asphalt parking lot has an effective lifespan of 7-12 years before repairs must be made. Oftentimes, these paving repair can be quite the expensive process. There are two main fault with pavement that end up weakening it over time. The first weak spot is something that we see every day – sunlight. Over time, the UV radiation breaks down the liquid asphalt “glue” that binds the rock and sand together. When this glue can no longer hold the sand and rocks, the top surface gradually weakens. The most obvious warning sign of pavement (or parking lot…

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Welcome to the Quality Striping & Sealing Blog!

Parking lot linesOur team at Quality Striping & Sealing would like to welcome you to our new blog! We also hope that you enjoy our new website! At Quality Striping & Sealing, we take pride in serving the needs of businesses in and around Maryland and West Virginia. We provide a variety of services, including asphalt sealcoating & crack fill, concrete & rubber wheel stop installation, parking lot striping, and more! If you have any questions about our services for businesses in Maryland or West Virginia, give us a call! If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our new website,…

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