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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Success Stories: Pavement Replacement in San Jose, CA

Customer: Compass Management Property Manager: Suzy Barr Property: Colony Green HOA, San Jose, California Project: Cement treatment and re-pave Not long ago, we had the opportunity to work again with Suzy Barr of Compass Management, a longtime client of ours. Several years ago, Suzy was referred by another property manager to our talented Senior Project […]

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Why Wait? Winter Works for Paving and Concrete (in California)

Most people, when asked when the best time is to undertake a new paving or concrete project, would not say fall or winter. And if they lived anywhere but California, they’d be onto something. Asphalt, especially, is not easy to work with in colder temperatures. It sets much faster when the weather drops below 70°, […]

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Success Stories: A Dublin, CA Community Earns its Stripes

Customer: First Service Residential Property Manager: Natasha Fierro Property: Piazza at Sorrento, Dublin, California Project: Sealcoat and striping Dates: April 18, 2016 (phase 1); April 22, 2016 (phase 2) As paving jobs go, this one was pretty cut and dry—in the best possible of ways. Community Manager Natasha Fierro with First Service Residential reached out […]

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