Guess Who’s a 2017 Top Contractor?

We’re Getting Giddy From All These Kudos… 2016 was a pretty great year, and 2017 is shaping up to blow it right out of the water. We’re typically not ones to toot our own horn, but how can we not share all this exciting news? 2017 Top Contractor For starters, we’re thrilled to have been […]

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Success Stories: Full Asphalt Replacement in Santa Clara, CA

Property: Mark II Apartments, Santa Clara, California Project: Full asphalt replacement Dates: Mid-April 2017 At Black Diamond, we love it when the opportunity comes along to undertake a full asphalt replacement. There’s something so satisfying about seeing the transformation of an old, broken down slab of pavement into a crisp, shiny, new blacktop. It never […]

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What Is Oxidation, and Why Should it Matter to You?

If you’re managing an asphalt pavement, you’ve probably heard that the pavement oxidizes as it ages, and you need to protect it from this process. True enough! Oxidation is simply the exposure of your pavement (or anything, really) to oxygen. Exposure to oxygen alters a material’s physical characteristics, and different materials react differently. Iron, for […]

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Shakespeare on How to Manage Your Pavement

“Nothing will come of nothing.” – William Shakespeare There are really only two ways to take care of your asphalt pavement—and only one of them provides the longevity you can get from your pavement investment when you manage it properly. The first way is to let your pavement manage you. This is a passive, reactive […]

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Best Practices When Choosing Your Paving Contractor

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Process We touched on this briefly in our “Apples, Oranges, and Price” post last month, but it’s such a weighty topic, we decided to expand on it in this month’s Love2Pave article. There are so many things to factor in when embarking on a paving […]

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Black Diamond Celebrates Women’s History Month

The Story of Megan Reger’s Black Diamond Paving As many of you may know, March is Women’s History Month. But did you know Black Diamond Paving & Concrete is a Women Owned Business? In 1996, Megan Reger started this enterprise with little more than a credit card and a dream. Twenty years later, the company […]

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Do You Need an Overlay?

Asphalt paving, especially on a large scale like a parking lot, ring road or homeowners association streets, is a significant investment, so you want to make sure you actually need what you’re buying. Properly constructed asphalt pavement that’s maintained in a timely manner can last 15 years or more. Sealcoating is part of the maintenance […]

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The Asphalt is Always Greener

 The Many Ways in Which Asphalt Pavement is Environmentally Friendly In our paving Mythconceptions article last month, we noted that one of the biggest myths floating around out there about our industry is that asphalt pavement is harmful to the environment. Nothing could be further from the truth! In reality, asphalt is probably the most […]

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Apples, Oranges, and Price

Comparing Bids for Your Next Paving Project At Black Diamond Paving we’re firm believers in developing long-term relationships with our customers, but we also realize many jobs need to go to bid. And we’re happy to put our proposals up against anyone’s. But when going to market for a bid on your parking lot or […]

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BUSTED: Common Asphalt and Concrete Mythconceptions Debunked

Is there any industry more villainized or less understood than the paving industry? Well, probably. But for the purposes of this month’s article, we’re going to say “no.” The truth of the matter is, there are several myths and misconceptions floating around out there about asphalt and concrete paving, and about the differences between the […]

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