The single most valuable asset you will manage.

It is quite possible that the single largest investment you will manage on your property is the pavement surface. Managed and cared for properly, your pavement can last 25 years or more. Managed improperly, or if decisions are not made in a timely, cost-effective manner, your pavement could last as few as 10 years. So, the value of making sound pavement construction, maintenance, and repair decisions is more than aesthetic—it’s economic. With a better understanding of pavement processes you’ll be able to make those decisions as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

We realize that you likely don’t work in the construction field but may need on occasion to understand construction. We try to arm you with information on the pavement construction and maintenance process from beginning to end in a straightforward manner.  As part of our effort to help communities and their management companies better understand pavement maintenance, we’ve created a full reference guide called Saving the Paving—A Board Member’s Guide to Asphalt Maintenance In it we explain:

  • The Pavement Life Cycle
  • Pavement Rating Systems
  • How to decide what to do and when
  • Pavement construction and maintenance basics
  • The process of getting proposals and awarding a job to a contractor
  • Explanations of various pavement maintenance options
  • What to expect when construction starts
  • Definitions of important terms and a full glossary
  • And much more

To get the guide, Download it here.

Our goal is to simplify the process of pavement maintenance, and whether or not you hire Black Diamond Paving to be your pavement contractor, following this approach will ensure that you provide a quality asphalt pavement for your property, as well as get the best possible return on your pavement investment by making certain it lasts as long as possible.