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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Leave Your Mark with Stamped Concrete

Think concrete is blah and boring? Think again! Stamped concrete can transform the everyday same-old-same-old into a vision of beauty, as unique as you are. Take a standard pool deck and turn it into a masterpiece with a stamped natural stone look and contrasting edging. Or add elegance to your community center with a faux […]

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No…It’s a Drone!

Drone Technology and the Paving Industry Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (if you want to get fancy with it) are hovering high these days. They can be found zooming around parks, crop dusting over farm fields, and swooping in to capture wedding parties as they stand smiling blindly into the sun. They are even becoming […]

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Nanotechnology and Asphalt

The Teeny Tiny Bits of Stuff that Make Pavement Better nan·o·tech·nol·o·gy ˌnanōˌtekˈnäləjē/ noun 1. the branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometers, especially the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. What does the egg that slides from your frying pan, the tennis ball you bounce to your pup, […]

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Interested in Interlayers?

The Magic Mesh Material that Helps Curb Cracks Crocodile skin may be hot, hot, hot when it comes to fashion, but it’s significantly less desirable when it’s your pavement that begins to look reptilian. Even with routine maintenance, cracks can appear and begin to take over in an invasive spread. Since asphalt is brittle by […]

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