The Future (of Roadway Lighting) is Bright

Wouldn’t things be easy if all the answers on life’s path were right there, glowing gloriously ahead of us? While life’s biggest question—“what’s for dinner?”—continues to cause daily conflict and strife, we can report exciting advances on lighting the roadways, bike paths, and sidewalks that lead to your favorite pizza place, pub, or steakhouse.  Keeping […]

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Finding a Contractor is Easy as 1-2-3-4-5

When considering a major asphalt upgrade or maintenance project for your residential or retail property, it may seem daunting to find a contractor who is right for the job. Although there are many contractors who are willing to give quotes, how do you pick the one that is right for your property and budget? There […]

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Sealcoating: It’s All in a Day’s Work

If you’re like many property managers, you spend most days walking and driving across your property’s surfaces with little regard to the surface itself. That is, until you notice a few cracks next to your favorite parking spot or that bit of sidewalk which has started to crumble. At this point, a little Asphalt Denial […]

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ADA: We Keep You Compliant

An important aspect of being in the asphalt business is knowing our audience. Not just the property managers and boards—the individuals who frequent those paved surfaces each and every day bring a unique set of needs and considerations to a property. Depending on the client needs, whether they be residential or commercial, we create a […]

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Top Contractor 2019

A: We Are! It’s a Black Diamond Paving parade of celebration around here. For the fourth year in a row, we’ve been named a Top Contractor by Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction™ magazine! Why is this a big deal? Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction is the leading publication serving contractors in the paving, sealcoating, pavement marking, and […]

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Pavement Preservation for Your Property

Pavement preservation is a hot topic around the country. With nearly 4 million paved roads in America, pavement represents a $1.75 trillion investment—an investment which is in a constant state of deterioration from the neverending assault of asphalt enemies, such as rain, debris, sunshine, and plain old wear and tear. In days of yesteryear, the […]

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Picture Perfect Pool Decks: Maintenance Really is the Key

Ahhhhh…prime pool season has arrived. Hands up if you’re the type of person who spends the majority of your free time by the water during the summer months. We don’t blame you! Few things beat soaking up the California sunshine while friends and youngsters splash not far away. But as any property manager or owner […]

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Innovative Asphalt Technology: A Cure for the Plastics Dilemma?

It’s on the news, it’s in your kitchen bins, and it’s in our landfills and waterways. The prevalence of plastics in our world continues to grow, offering convenience to manufacturers and consumers, yet also bringing its own set of challenges when it comes to disposal and recycling. The technological forces in the world of asphalt […]

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Capture This: High-Tech Road Selfies

With over 4 million miles of paved road in the US, the job of creating, assessing, and maintaining roads throughout our country is dynamic and exciting. And every now and then, something comes along that really changes the landscape of our paved thoroughfares. Enter RoadBotics. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this new company, established in December […]

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Rising Costs of Construction Materials: What Do They Mean for You?

You may have seen it on the news, or read it in the financial reports, or even noticed it when you made a trip into the lumber store for that DIY project: The cost of construction materials in America are on the rise. Unfortunately, this increase in the pricing index does not exclude the asphalt […]

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