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Why You Need to Restripe Your Parking Spaces Now

Bill Smith - Thursday, October 16, 2014



The summer sun has faded, and with it, the clean, brightly-painted stripes marking your parking spaces and the lanes in your lot.

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Why Having a Safe Parking Lot is important to your Bottom Line

Bill Smith - Wednesday, September 24, 2014



Consider your parking lot: it’s the first thing customers see when they pull up outside your business. They expect parking spots to be convenient and plentiful. They also rely on you to provide a parking lot that’s safe in all seasons.

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What You Need to Know About Preventing Rain Damage To Asphalt

Bill Smith - Wednesday, September 10, 2014



There’s a saying, “Rain, rain, go away, come back another day,” but unfortunately, it doesn't banish sudden storms that are all too common in the Northeast. Summer and fall showers can even bring hail, which is particularly problematic to residential and commercial surfaces.

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Commercial Pothole and Asphalt Repair

Bill Smith - Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Professional asphalt repair lets you catch small problems early – before they can do too much damage. Managing pothole repairs early means you can double and even triple the life of your asphalt parking lot.

Have you noticed that hairline cracks are starting to form or have been increasing on your parking lot surface? Then sinkholes, potholes, and bulges are not far behind. These are all normal signs of wear and tear on your asphalt surface, but they can be repaired before they get too big and people start avoiding your parking lot, which can affect your business.

At Smith’s Paving, our list of commercial services includes the ability to repair potholes, cracks, and pits in your asphalt surfaces. All our patching processes are designed to help your asphalt surface be comfortable to drive on, safe to walk upon, and last longer. 

As you might expect, it’s the level of damage that determines the type of asphalt repair service that is used to fix your parking lot.

Some of the pothole and asphalt repair services we offer at Smith’s Paving include: 
  • Asphalt and Pothole repair – this involves a range of methods depending on the extent of the repair: a throw and roll method or saw-cut, fill and compact. To improve the durability of any asphalt patch, we recommend that edges are sealed to prevent further intrusion of water and/or debris.
  • Asphalt Milling – this involves removing the top layer of deteriorated asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt. This maintains the existing grade.
  • Asphalt overlay – this involves reinforcing an existing asphalt surface that is showing signs of wear and cracking by placing an asphalt mat over the current surface to add durability, stability and strength while avoiding a complete replacement.
  • Crack sealing – this involves sealing smaller cracks to prevent dirt and water from working down into the base layer and causing big problems. A hot rubberized sealant is typically used to ensure a superior and air-tight seal.

At Smith’s Paving, we can help you with all your pothole repairs and asphalt repairs. Give us a call at 518-266-9526 or fill out our contact form and we’ll ensure that you have an honest assessment of what’s going wrong with your asphalt pavement. We’ll also review your options to help you find the best value. 

No More Drive-bys: Enticing Customers with a Pristine Parking Lot

Bill Smith - Friday, July 25, 2014



All of us have had the experience of driving into a commercial parking lot and bouncing annoyingly through pot holes, or trying to discern how parking spaces are marked. Seeing stained pavement that’s been lightened over time is also viewed as a strike against the place of business. 

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No Asphalt Likes a Rainy Day

Bill Smith - Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Weather is the number one culprit responsible for causing damage to surfaces paved with asphalt. Heat from the sun's rays, as well as rain on stormy days, will cause wear and tear on parking lot asphalt over time. 

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Paving the Way: Why it Pays to Let us be your Paving Contractor

Bill Smith - Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Hot Crack Sealing: The Best Remedy for Trouble Spots

Bill Smith - Monday, June 16, 2014

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Why Commercial Pavement Restriping is Important

Bill Smith - Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Why Hot Crack Sealing is A Must to Preserve Your Pavement

Bill Smith - Friday, May 30, 2014
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