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How To Hire A Sealcoating Company

How To Hire A Sealcoating Company Maintaining the integrity and longevity of your asphalt surfaces is crucial, and hiring a reputable sealcoating company is a key step in achieving that. Sealcoating not only enhances the appearance of your pavement but also protects it from the elements. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to hire the right sealcoating company for your specific requirements. Determine your needs: Think about the scope of the project and what you

Hiring a parking lot contractor

Hiring a Parking Lot Contractor   Are you looking for a reputable Sealcoating contractor in Pittsburgh? Selecting the wrong contractor can be disastrous, adding to unnecessary costs and increased disruptions to your business. Let’s discuss three common mistakes to avoid when you are hiring a contractor for sealcoating your parking lot. 1. Not checking contractor credentials. It takes a little time to check out the paving contractors that are competitively bidding on your sealcoating project, but it’s time well spent. Here is a checklist of

Sealcoating at Night?

It is true that asphalt contractors often perform many tasks during the wee hours of the night. However, reputable asphalt contractors cringe at the mere thought of applying sealcoating at night. Technically, it is sometimes possible to apply sealant at night, but there is a long list of conditions that would have to be met. At best, sealcoating at night involves significant risk of failure, and your sealcoating will have a shorter life. The irony is that you have much to lose

How many ADA spaces do I need?

If you are a business owner and/or property manager, ADA compliance is something that you should be well aware of. We see parking lots with improper handicap markings almost everyday. The amount of accessible parking spaces is based upon how many total parking spaces you have. Below is a break down of how many handicap spots are needed. 1 to 25 total spaces – One handicap space is required. 26 to 50 total spaces – Two handicap spaces are required. 51 to

crack sealing

Why The Need To Crack Seal?

Why crack seal you ask? Sealing cracks in asphalt is a crucial maintenance practice that offers several benefits to the longevity and performance of the pavement. Here are the key reasons why it is important to seal cracks in asphalt:   Water escaping through the cracks of your parking lot can be detrimental to the overall condition if left untreated. ​ ​1. Small cracks will allow water to seep into the asphalt. 2. The water expands and contracts with temperature change resulting in larger cracked areas. 3.

Line striping

Benefits of Line Striping

What are the benefits of line striping? A freshly striped parking lot has important benefits that often times get overlooked. Have you ever pulled into a parking lot only to notice that parking spaces are not visible? What about vehicles driving right through faded pedestrian crosswalks with people waiting to cross? Or faded stop bars at the end of drive lanes leaving folks wondering who has the right of way. There is a good chance we have all been in these


Seven facts to sealcoating

Asphalt sealcoating is the process of applying a protective layer to asphalt-based pavements to help avoid damage from certain elements such as water, oils, and U.V. damage. 1. Sealcoating protects and extends the life expectancy of your asphalt driveway or parking lot by filling surface damage and providing a protective layer to keep out damaging UV rays, vehicle fluids and water. 2. The minimal cost of regular sealcoating can save you money in the long run. A properly maintained and sealed asphalt

Parking Lot Striping

The Importance of Parking Lot Striping

Two Men And A Striper, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA will keep your parking lot appealing, organized, and up to the relevant codes and regulations. Your customers, employees, visitors, and/or tenants will appreciate a refreshed striping layout when navigating through your parking lot. A professional and attentive contractor like Two Men And A Striper, LLC will help you achieve these results. Continue reading so you can recognize the importance of paint striping for your lot.   Keep Your Lot Organized When dealing with

How Potholes Form

What Causes Potholes?

What Causes Potholes? Potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water has entered into the ground under the pavement. When water freezes, it expands. If it has a chance to freeze, it will take up more space under the pavement, and the pavement will expand, bend, and crack, which weakens the pavement. Then when ice melts, the pavement contracts and leaves gaps or voids in the surface under the pavement, where water can get