Concrete: The Modest Material With a Rock-Solid Reputation

What Can Concrete Do for You? From roadways, sidewalks, and curbs to fancy pool decks and retaining walls, concrete can be found in nearly every urban and rural setting across the country. And with good reason! It’s versatile, it’s durable, it’s economical…it really has a rock solid reputation, and we thought it was about time […]

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Curb Appeal: It’s All About Routine Maintenance

First impressions are important, which is why property owners pour effort and money into beautiful curb appeal. Well-maintained structures, landscaping, and shared common areas all contribute to the property looking its best. But what about your asphalt and concrete surfaces? Do they enhance your property or take away from the overall aesthetic? There are several […]

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The Never Ending Life of Asphalt

Oh, the stories it could tell. The humble surface you drive on, play on, and walk on has likely had a previous life—maybe two or three. Asphalt has the honor of being the most recycled material in the world, with 80% of it being reclaimed and 100% of the reclaimed material being recycled. Here’s how […]

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Pavement Got You Cracking Up?

Common Asphalt Issues and How to Identify Them As pavements age, common asphalt problems, like cracks and depressions, tend to rear their ugly heads. With any kind of asphalt damage, it’s important to understand the underlying issues, so you can better understand how to fix, and ultimately avoid them. Do you know what to look […]

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What to Look for When Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a pavement maintenance contractor—or any contractor for that matter—can be taxing for a property owner or manager. That’s because the problems you need solved and the work you need done can be costly, time-consuming, and potentially disruptive to tenants and communities. So, it’s important to ask the right questions when making your hiring decision. […]

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Sealcoating 101: Part 4

When – and How Often – Should You Sealcoat Your Pavement? Designed for use on off-highway pavements, sealcoating is the lowest-cost weapon in your pavement maintenance arsenal. When used properly and in a timely manner, it can also be the most effective option. Pavements should be sealed as soon as possible after a new hot […]

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Sealcoating 101: Part 3

Sealcoating Your 24-hour Business For many property managers, especially managers of retail spaces with dozens of tenants, large-scale pavement projects can be a nightmare. The key is scheduling work around your tenants’ needs and peak business hours. We do that all the time (though that’s a different blog post). The most extreme, and to some […]

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Sealcoating 101: Part 2

What’s Involved in a Typical Sealcoating Job? Hello, and welcome back for Part 2 of our series on sealcoating! If you read last month’s article, you will be familiar with what what pavement sealer is and how sealcoating can benefit your property. This month, we delve into the process: what, exactly, is involved in a […]

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Sealcoating 101: Part 1

One of our most sought-after services at Black Diamond Paving & Concrete is sealcoating. Have you ever heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Well, in the case of asphalt maintenance, a gallon of prevention (sealcoat) is worth a ton of cure (asphalt). For the next few months, our […]

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Success Stories: Crack Seal and Sealcoat in Oceanside, CA

Property: Vista Hidden Meadows, Oceanside, California Project: Crack seal and sealcoat Dates: June 2017 Many of the projects we undertake here at Black Diamond Paving & Concrete are with clients we’ve known and worked with for years. We’re proud of our ability to foster relationships that stand the test of time! But it’s equally exciting […]

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