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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Want to Learn More About Your Pavement Investment?

Ask your contractor! There’s nothing better from a contractor’s point of view than working with clients who understand their pavement or who are interested in learning about it. You don’t have to be an engineer to get a good grasp, not only on what’s involved in a pavement, but on how to maintain and protect […]

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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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